Sohbah of Hajjah Ruqqaiyah Sultan
Dated 20 May 2020 / 27 Ramadan 1441
Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was for, after his revelation with Hazrat e Jibreel was coming to him and there is also they said sometimes Hazrat e Mikael coming to him, sometimes Hazrat e Jibreel. But most of the time, Jibreel Alaihissalam coming. In the beginning it was Hazrat e Mikael also coming sometimes. And for three years they were, calling Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, He was calling for Islam, telling about Islam secretly not…..openly and, and in Quraysh it was known. In Quraysh, in Makkah it was known that He, He has a new religion as so many people coming to his, listening to him but they could not confront him because he was not openly calling people. One of them is the first one was from the first one is Hazrat e Abu Bakr Siddique and then there was many. Hazrat e Osman bin Affan and Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam’s wife Hazrat e Khadija, she was the first muslim and then after three years there was ordered to Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam to call people for Islam openly.
So He was telling, try…..first it was ordered to gather his family, his tribe and to tell them. But it was because his uncle Abu Lahab was also not very…..opposition, he has opposition and he was really mushriq and he was making gathering not to work, he was not making it that Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam could not talk or think. So also there was, that Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was calling…..his daughters were engaged to…..Rukaiya and Ummul Kulthum was engaged to the sons of Abu Lahab, not married. His older daughter Zainab was married, already married to her cousin from her mother’s side and the…. then it was when Abu Lahab was hearing this and it was openly, Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was telling, calling for Islam, then the mushriqs were, the mushriqs of Quraysh, they were opposition for him, and they were fighting back to Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, they don’t accept that is only Allah, because Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam only calling for to say, ‘Lā ilāha illā-llāh’, no god except Allah.
They believe that there is no, there is Allah but there is also lots of also small God’s helping him. Astagfirullah Al Azeem. This is shirk. And then it was, also the, on the head of the who’s fighting back to Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam it was Abu Jahl. Abu Jahl also, he was doing his best to….. opposition, his worst he may do, his worst to opposition Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and gathering people and against Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and against what his…..message. And they were you know, from the muslims around Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, there was slaves, servants, weak people and they start to torcher them. They the, their owners, they start to torcher them. Torcher them and one of them it was Bilal habashi, that his owner was putting him under, in the sun and put on top of his tummy big stone and tell him you have to believe in our God. He said,’ Ahadun Ahad’. And then Sub Haan Allah, Hazrat e Abu Bakr Siddique was coming to him one day and telling him, I have a slave that good powerful one, I want you to switch with this one because he is coming so weak, he was, Bilal is coming, very weak. And it was from Allah Azza wa Jalla that his, the owner of Bilal was accepting when he saw the slave, big powerful slave. He said, ‘I have slaves who believes in your God’s, you give me this, you take this and give me Bilal and when he took Bilal, he set him free. Hazrat e Abu Bakr was sitting many seven, seven or more slaves in Makkah he was buying them and set them free because they are muslims. Fi Sabilillah.
There was a family, Al Yasir, they were all slaves. Mother, father and child. From torturing the mother, mother died, she was the first one who died, in the, on, in the way of Islam. From torturing she was, Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was going in the front of them and telling them, ‘Sabr Ala Yasir innaka lakumul Jannah’, that be patient, Al Yasir family of Yasir, you’re the, you have your paradise. You are in paradise, for you. And this was also some of the others, that many, some if their free, there is some sons of a good family, people you know in the tribe, their father are keeping them in their room, they tying their sons because they are muslims, two brothers, there was father tied them in the house with chain that they don’t go out and they say that, Muhammad is playing with your, with your head. And then, one day, Islam is growing. The mushriqs were coming and telling Abu Talib his uncle that your, your son Muhammad is bringing our new religion. He is insulting our God’s, He is refusing them, tell him not to, not to do.
So he was calling, telling them to okay, but I think he didn’t tell, then second time they come, they tell him, what is your, your son, ask. If he ask for money we give him money. If he ask for power we make him leader on us. If he ask for women we can give him the best, the most beautiful women in our tribe. But whatever he wants we give him but tell him to leave this, this, this daawaah. This Islam, what he is coming for, Islam, to leave this what message he is coming for.
And then, Hazrat e Abu Talib came to Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and tell him about this. If you want go and then Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was sad. He said, ‘If they put the sun on my right and the moon on my left, I will not leave this way. Either I will die or Allah will make opening for me. I won’t, I won’t leave this what I am coming for, I will not leave it’. And then He was getting up and going his heart was little bit broken, His Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, he saw that his uncle also with the mushriqs, was Quraysh mushriqs. He then, Abu Talib was going, holding him saying, you, whatever, you doing its right, you, keep your way, I will keep protecting you until my last breath. I will protect you, keep their harm thing away, away from you, I will until my last day, my last breath I will keep protect you. Sub Haan Allah, he didn’t become muslim as known, Allah knows his last minute but he kept protect Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam until he is dying, the day he died. This also, it was the third time then Abu Talib told them he will not give up the other. The third time they came, they tell him we give you from one man from best of our son’s to be your son and you give us your son, we kill him.
Then, Abu Talib was so angry, he is telling him, you give me your son that I feed him and grow him and I give you my son to kill him? What this is this unjust? What is this idea? It is injustice, you go away and he told him that you will not…..find me between him and you, you, it’s me between you and Muhammad, it’s me, I will be holding on him, keeping you away from him, don’t come. It was, this was, the, the what he was, from Abu Talib from his uncle.
And for first thing was taking to be farz to be obligatory for Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, it was Salah, prayer. They were praying two rakah, two rakah in each time, each prayer time they were praying two rakah, one in Miraj it was obligatory how to, we pray today. Hazrat e Jibreel Alaihissalam was coming and showing how to pray, how to take wudhu and how to pray. First, he was making imam and Hazrat e Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and Hazrat e Ali, Abu Bakr, they were standing behind Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and making jama’ah. And they were going out of, out in the fields, secretly making jama’ah, praying. And the Abu Talib his uncle before this happening he saw them praying, Hazrat e Ali and Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and he ask what you’re doing, they said we are praying, this is our prayer and they were…..Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was offering Islam, Hazrat e Ali telling this you, you come to Islam, then Hazrat e Abu Talib said no, I cannot, you keep your way but I can’t join you. I cannot leave my old religion. So, this was also one of the Abu Talib’s thing, but in last minute when he was in last time, Allah knows but Insha Allah with iman he was gone. This is Abu Talib’s story.
And then they were torchering. The story of also the two daughters of Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam were engaged to Abu Lahab sons they came and they were saying, we, we, we break, we break the engagement and one of them was only saying we break the engagement, the other one was slapping Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam on the face. Then Allah Azza wa Jalla, Prophet said Allah sent you a lion from his side to, to slap you. Then he was hearing this and he was saying bad words also to the Prophet and he left. He, he was hearing that Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said, Allah sent you a lion to slap you.
Then he was, when he was going some place out of Makkah, he was putting the camels wherever he goes, the camels around him and he sleeps in the middle of the place, he was so afraid that something will happen to him. One day when he was sleeping, all people was sleeping out of the place and he was sleeping, put all the camels around him and sleeping in the middle, one lion came jumped over the camels, just slapped him one time and he was dead in this place and just jumped back and go not touching anybody else it was, what Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was saying. And this Hazrat e Rukaiya was married to Hazrat Osman, Osman Ibn Affan. She was the first to marry him and this, I want to make it quicker so we can reach, its only three days we have. Then it was, they learned how to pray and how to read. They were reading Qur’an slowly, slowly and secretly, day time it was a very low voice and the evening they were reading in big voice and one day Hazrat e Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was around Kaaba his coming, and they were coming and one came, Abu Jahl came and insulted him, insulted him and Hazrat e Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was not answering, He went back to his house. Then one of the servants of his uncle Hamzah saw this, and He Hazrat e Hamzah was good…..horse rider and this good, using good, archer, archery, and he was hunting. When he came back this servant run said to, you know do you accept that your nephew is insulted this is this, this and Abu jahl did this. Then he went and with, with his arch, he was beating the head of Abu Jahl saying, you did this, you cannot, if I hear you one more time this he was saying, then the people around him say, why are you attacking him? He said, yes I did, I insult him.
Then He said, you, you will find me in opposite of you if you do this one more time, in front of me, you know I am muslim. I am becoming muslim and he was becoming muslim that moment in the front of them said, “Ašhadu an lā ilāha illā-llāh wa ašhadu anna Muhammadan rasoolullah”, and he said, you will find me in front of you if you do this, if you do this any more time. So this is Islam of Hazrat e Hamzah
And then, many, many years later, that Hazrat e Omar, was Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was one day he was praying, that one night He was praying, the whole night till morning that, one of the two Omar’s, to become muslim. One Omar is Hazrat e Omar ibn Al Khattab and other Omar is Abu Jahl, Abu Jahl’s name is Omar and Hazrat e Omar was sitting in front of Kaaba one day with his friends and they were talking about Hazrat e Muhammad and he is doing this and he is insulting their idols and refusing their religion, doing this and keeping people to do this and He was so angry. He was so powerful man, He said, ‘I will take my sword and go and finish him’, then one of the, they said, before you look at Muhammad, you look at your family. He said what, he said, your sister and her husband are joining Muhammad you don’t know? He said, What? Then he is more angry, he took and go quickly going to Hazrat e, I don’t her name, he went to his sister’s place, while he is coming and he heard one sahabi was reading surah tāhā inside. Then he was knocking the door, they know that this is Omar, Omar came, they hide the sahabi, they hide, they…..open the door, pages, open the door, where…..Omar was very furious, very angry but when he heard the Qur’an his heart somehow softened for this but also he is angry then he was beating his sister that she is lying on him and the brother in law was trying to defend the sister he was beating him also and then they were said, ‘ Yes, we are muslims, do what you like’.
It is, He said, where is the man who were, was reading for you, they said, oh no man, yes man, no man, then they get out this man, the Sahabi, and He said read, I want to see the pages reading, the thing. Then his sister told him you are najis, you are dirty, you are mushriq, you are dirty you have to make shower. You have to wash, then we can, we can give you this. Then, he went took shower and come and ask for the papers to read, He knows how to read. Then he was reading his heart was softened to Islam. He was reading surah tāhā. And he was crying, He said, take me to Muhammad.
Then coming to Hazrat e Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, it was on the door, he was at the door and Hazrat e Muhammad was in Arqam, Ibn Arqam his name was Arqam was one sahabi, his house I think it was little bit big, so they were gathering there, they were reading Qur’an there, Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam when revelation come, He is reading for them Qur’an giving them instructions, they were getting there. Then they were gathered there and Hazrat e Omar was knocking the door then inside people were worried, the sahabi’s were worried that Omar is at the door, Omar you know everybody named Omar also they are always they have little this anger, this. And then Hazrat e Hamza said I will know, hold my sword if he comes see what is your, Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said let him come. When he came He was on the, on his knees on the front of Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam saying, I am coming here not for bad, I come for good, I, I come to say, “Ašhadu an lā ilāha illā-llāh wa ašhadu anna Muhammadan rasoolullah” and, and then it was, Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was so happy that his, his prayer was, of course Allah Azza wa Jalla will this is only for teaching us that we have to pray, Allah Azza wa Jalla won’t say no for his Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam but this is for teaching us…..was praying shukur, shukur, two rakah shukur for Allah Azza wa Jalla granted him the better Omar, Alhamdulillah.
And then it was with Hazrat e Omar, when Hazrat e Omar become muslim, then Muslims were having back, they were like having, their getting back, their strong, strong back. They feel stronger, and it was getting better. Then it was some I think some Hazrat e Omar, it was because some of the muslims were making hijra, they made hijra to Habesha. And then Hazrat e Omar was going out of the place and going in front of Kaaba and said, I am a muslim and if somebody comes, want to be, I will beat them. I am there for them. And the muslims were also it was so much torcher that they were making hijra to Habesha, Habesha, to, now it is Ethiopia I think it is area of Ethiopia. Sub Haan Allah, it is they said it is only place that doesn’t have nobody occupied this place, this area. The barakah of that day, they were keeping the immigrant, the muslims, that it was not occupied with foreign people. It was always ruled by its own people, and this is what, Hazrat e Osman and his wife Hazrat e Rukaiya, the daughter from Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and eighty other people, eighty people and they are maybe more than eighty, Hazrat e Jafar is brother from Hazrat e Ali and so many other man and women they were immigrating to Habesha.
And, then mushriqs, the Habesha, the Najashi they give them place to stay and to keep their Islam there. So the mushriqs were saying, no this is they go now, the Najashi has an army and he will come and do this for us, and what we do, we make a big caravan, put lots of presents for his, he has because he was Christian, he give presents for his priest’s around him, and we tell them this that they are running away from our religion, they are making fitna here, they are, and they are making corruption and they are refusing our religion, our idols, and this is they are not good people he must not keep them, he must give them back to us, to take back to our country. And we make big present for the Najashi.
So it was, it is, that we, we make like coloring his eyes, bribe him. Then this Amr ibn Al-as was one of them, He became muslim later on but one of them was and two, two of the good horse riders they were taking lots of presents and go to Najashi to Habesha to, to bring back the muslim from there. They doesn’t, they don’t want. And they went there, they were talking first talking to the priest, they are filling their heads with so much lies about muslims and then this priest were their heart were like this, they want to send the muslims back and then they were asking to see Najashi and tell him that same thing. They told him the same thing and they give all the presents and this and that and Najashi said I am fair, I am justice king, I will, I will not give them unless I listen to their defend what they will say and then I will, if, if you are right, I will send them with you. If they are not, if they are right, I will keep them.
Then Hazrat e, they come, Jafar, Hazrat e Jafar, the brother from Ali ibn Abi Talib, Jafar ibn Abi Talib, Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam loved him so much, also him and two brothers Hazrat e Jafar and Hazrat e Ali. He came, they were came to him, called them and they were telling him, what is your, what is your, what you are claiming, what is your religion, why you are doing this ?They say this, this, this, what is your claiming what is, what is the religion that you are following, then they said we are following Hazrat e Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, it is Islam and we believe in one Allah that ‘Lā ilāha illā -ilāha, Muhammadur rasùlu -llāh’. We were ignorant, Hazrat e Muhammad with, with Qur’an and Hadeeth he was enlightened us, enlightened us, we were bad mannered people, we are becoming good, better, good, good humans. We are, we were not looking after our relatives, we are not looking, now we are starting, we have to look after them, we were eating money, halal, haram, we don’t look, we just take whatever it’s coming to us, now we are looking for that we are not oppression or taking somebody’s money or somebody’s things, without by oppression or by force.
He was telling so many things and all, then Najashi was happy with this, He said what you are, whatever you say, it is like Isa Alaihissalam saying it is you can stay here. Then it was, they left but this two, Qurayshi man, they didn’t leave they said we have the plan B. We go, we go, plan B, what is the plan B, that they don’t believe that Hazrat e Isa is God, they also don’t believe in your religion, they say Hazrat e Isa is a human, is the only prophet, they don’t believe like you. They also refuse your religion. And they make also know, they say this, then Najashi was calling them again coming, ‘come what you say’? he said. Then Hazrat e Jafar, Hazrat e Jafar was reading Surat ul Mariyam. He’s reading Mariyam and until that (Hajja reading ayah from Surah Mariyam, 19: 30, 31, 32), he was reading until this place, and then Najashi was crying. And he was sitting and he go down on his knees and said show one, one small piece of wood or some, some string. He said, it is right what you are saying, Isa Alaihissalam is not further than this string, string, you know this string that he showed, he is not further than this string, it is what you are saying it is human not God but he said, he is not further than what you are saying, this string, that much even, he is not further than this. You, you stay here by, with peace with me, how long you like, you can stay in, who ever wants to come can come and stay with you, give them their presents and send this two man away.
He was sending them away and, and Sub Haan Allah because of barakah he was defending the muslims and keeping them. It was war, that somebody was trying to come or to conquer their place and it was big, huge army and with barakah of sahaba they were praying for him and because he was keeping them Allah Azza wa Jalla defeated this enemy, army of enemy and they were safe.
Later, later, later on when sahaba they came to back to, some of them came back to Makkah, some come back to Medina, there was a news that Najashi was passed away. Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was praying, he was praising him and he was praying janazah, ghaib janazah for him.
Wa Minallah at-Tawfeeq
Al – Fatiha.