WRITTEN DIRECTIVES TO OTHER GOVERNORS


Chapter 3, Hadith & Seerah, The Authority of Sunnah / Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Similarly, when the Holy Prophet (SAWS) appointed some of his companions as governors of different provinces he used to dictate to them similar documents as his directives which they could follow in performing their duties as rulers or as judges. When he appointed Abu Huraira and Ala’ibn al Hazrami as his envoy to the Zoroastrians of Hajar, he dictated to them a directive containing certain rules of Shari’ah about Zakah and Ushr (Ibn Saad).

Likewise, when he sent Mu’az ibn Jabal and Malik ibn Murarah to Yemen, he gave them a document dictated by him which contained certain rules of Shari’ah (Ibn Saad).

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