In Islamic tradition and history it is said that Muhammad sent a letter to Khosrow II, a Sasanid king who was titled king of the kings, inviting him to Islam.

As history is an interactional phenomenon, thus one way to validate a historical event is to hear it from the other party involved.

In this case, finding a footprint of such a letter in Persian's history would be a historical proof for its existence and essence.

But I can't find one. One reason is that I am not a professional historian. I am only a researcher, mostly doing interdisciplinary research.

Do we have any historical record in Persian's history (not Arabs, not Muslims) to mention this letter and its subject?

  • Saeed Neamati Your question is inaccurate. Khosrow II was not a king, he had a different rank. His title was King of Kings of Iran and of non iran. Furthermore, he was not the last, he has 12 successors listed: .en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… – MAGolding Sep 20 '20 at 6:16
  • @MAGolding, thank you for correcting me. I'll update the question. – Saeed Neamati Sep 20 '20 at 6:24
  • en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplomatic_career_of_Muhammad has some links to papers dealing with the claim that Mohammed sent a letter to the Eastern Romsn emperor Heraclius. I think the arguments re. Heraclius would also roughly apply to Khosrow II. AFAIK there is a bit of a lack of primary sources from.the Sasanian empire, so deciding for sure that there was or was not such a letter may be Impossible. – Jan Sep 20 '20 at 10:43
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    The wikipedia article says that "Heraclius may never have received it [i.e. the letter from Mohammed]" which I (without having read the sources of the wp article) would interpret as "This letter is not mentioned in contemporary Eastern Riman texts". – Jan Sep 21 '20 at 10:27

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