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Narrated Abu Sufyan bin Harb:

that Heraclius had sent for him to come along with a group of the Quraish who were trading in Sha'm, and they came to him. Then Abu Sufyan mentioned the whole narration and said, "Heraclius asked for the letter of Allah's Apostle . When the letter was read, its contents were as follows: 'In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. From Muhammad, Allah's slave and His Apostle to Heraclius, the Chief of Byzantines: Peace be upon him who follows the right path (guidance)! Amma ba'du (to proceed )...' (See Hadith No 6, Vol 1 for details)
وَقَالَ اللَّيْثُ حَدَّثَنِي جَعْفَرُ بْنُ رَبِيعَةَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ هُرْمُزَ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّهُ ذَكَرَ رَجُلاً مِنْ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ أَخَذَ خَشَبَةً فَنَقَرَهَا، فَأَدْخَلَ فِيهَا أَلْفَ دِينَارٍ وَصَحِيفَةً مِنْهُ إِلَى صَاحِبِهِ‏.‏ وَقَالَ عُمَرُ بْنُ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ سَمِعَ أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏
"‏ نَجَرَ خَشَبَةً، فَجَعَلَ الْمَالَ فِي جَوْفِهَا، وَكَتَبَ إِلَيْهِ صَحِيفَةً مِنْ فُلاَنٍ إِلَى فُلاَنٍ ‏"‏‏.‏

Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

• Sahih al-Bukhari, 6260
• Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 8, Book of Asking Permission, Hadith 277
• Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of Asking Permission, Hadith 277