Praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds, we humbly ask Allah to raise the rank of our Master Muhammad sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, his kind Al and Companions and protect his nation from that which he feared for them.
Sayf Bin Dhi Yazan regained his ruling in Yemen two years after the birth of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam. Groups of delegates from the Arabian Peninsula came to congratulate him. ^Abdul-Muttalib and a number of dignitaries and poets from Quraysh also came and asked for permission to see him. They were granted permission and were admitted to his palace.
^Abdul-Muttalib was nominated to be the speaker on behalf of the rest of them. He spoke so eloquently and impressed the king so much that he welcomed them in as guests for a month. At the end of the month he called for ^Abdul-Muttalib and said to him: “I will reveal to you a secret which I would never say to anybody else, therefore I ask of you to keep it to yourself and do not reveal it until Allah the Exalted wills. Our old books mention that a boy from Tuhamah with a sign between his shoulders will be born. Leadership (Imamah) will be rightfully his. And you (his followers) will be given prominence until the Day of Judgement.”
When ^Abdul-Muttalib asked him for more clarification, the king said: “The time of his birth is about to come or he may already be born. His name is Muhammad. His father and mother will die and his grandfather and uncle will raise him and take care of him. Allah will reveal him openly and some of our people will become his supporters. He will worship the Most Merciful (Ar-Rahman) and defeat the Devil. And you O ^Abdul-Muttalib, are his grandfather.”
^Abdul-Muttalib was speechless to the news he was hearing and when the king asked him: “Is Muhammad born yet?” he said: “Yes.” The king said:
“Protect your grandson from the Jews, for they oppose his call, and Allah the Exalted will protect him from their evil. Do not reveal what I told you to your companions, incase they harm him. If I were not expecting my death soon, I would have gone with you to protect him.”
He then ordered for precious gifts to be given to the delegates and doubled them for ^Abdul-Muttalib, who took greater care of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ^alyhi wa salam when he returned to Makkah. King Sayf Bin Dhi Yazan died in less than a year following that.