Sohbah of Hajjah Ruqqaiyah Sultan
Dated 23 May 2020 / 30 Ramadan 1441
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem,
Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam is now getting ready to Hijra from Madi….. Makkah to Madina. Almost, almost of the, all the Muslims are, they left to Madina. Slowly, slowly few people are going. Only the weak people or the servants or the slaves who’s cannot go or some ladies they are Muslims and their husbands are not and they cannot go. But most of the Muslims are left. Only a few people stay in Makkah. Hazrat e Abu Bakr was getting two camels ready, to….. keep them ready and he was asking permission from the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam to go and Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was telling him Wait, wait Insha Allah Allah will find you a friend, companion to go and Hazrat Abu Bakr always was wishing in his heart that it is Him. It is Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam.
And on the other side the Mushriq they see the people are leaving, the Muslims are leaving from Makkah to Madinah, so they were gathering, they gather to make a plan to get rid of Hazrat Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, to finish from him forever, Astagfirullah! And then they were giving in a house, where they were, they were….. gathering in house. And all the heads of the mushriqs, unbelievers and one man came at last one, very ugly man coming on the, at the door than they said it was Shaitaan, pretending like he is very old man and they ask who are you, he said I am shaykh from Najd, I am, I am man, old man, (shaykh means old man also in Arabic) I am old man from Najd. I want to see also, what….. to join you for this plan.
Then they come and they were sitting and they were talking what, what to do with the Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) All these men are now going to Madinah and if, because also Madinah people were good fighters, they were good fighters, (we say?) warriors. So, if they have the back from this Madinah people they will come and take over from you. Then, one said, you know, we, we take Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and put Him in house….. to…..we jail, jail Him, lock Him in the house until He dies, we don’t get Him out, then they cannot come. Then this old man was telling, you No, no, this is not very good idea, His men will be powerful and will come and take Him out of the jail. Then second one said, then we send Him exel, exel?….. to exile. We send Him to Exile than this old man again said, this is not good, you send Him to exile, He, He is, you know, His, His tongue is very powerful, His talking and….. it’s like a spell what He is talking and He will have so many people following Him.
Because that time the Qur’an, Allah Azza wa jal always sent the most big miracle whatever this people are in this like Hazrat e Musa He send because they have magic so He was sending with magic, with….. opposite magic. And Arabs, in that time they had…..they get, talk poets, thousand verses by heart and they have very fluent arabic, they can tell stories, they can, specially poets they were so powerful that, their language was so powerful. So, Qu’ran came and….. opposite of this what they have Challenging this.
So, this man, old man was telling, shaytaan, say, No, this is no, He Sallallahu alaihi wasallam will go and gather more people and come to you, back to you. So, Abu Jahl was saying I have an idea but I am worried about what you say, he (Shaytaan) said, you say, they said we are looking for solution. He said, we gather from each tribe in Quraysh and each (flock?) each clan, one man, good man, fighter and give them, one, each one, one, one sword and we….. when Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam come out of his house, we jump on him and kill him off, they kill him one, at once, so his blood is dividing between all the clans, to their, his family cannot ask for blood, only can be agreed with what, only what we give them as a money or as a camel, and….. then, this old man said, this is very good. That’s very good and then they said which night, this night, tonight they were gathering.
And Hazrat e Jibril came to Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam telling Him this, they are making this plan. Tonight You go out, You go out of Makkah, You take Abu Bakr. Then….. he was….. nearly morning time you go out of Makkah, it was When go back to His house Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, Hazrat e Ali was now after thirteen years now, he was man – 22/23 years old man, big man, become. And he was also with Him at home. He told him you lay in my place, in my place and take, cover my cover. You cover my cover. And this Mushriq, unbelievers came and make like a half circle in front of his house and….. Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was praying and sitting and waiting for sign from Hazrat e Jibril coming and telling now you go out. Then, coming Hazrat e Jibril, and all this man are waiting with sword they will kill Hazrat Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and he said you go out, take one, one hand full soil from earth and you read Yasin, Yasin wal Quranil Haqeem until ‘Waja’alna min baini aidihim saddan wamin khalfihim saddan fa’aghshyaina hum fahum laa yubsiroon’ and you throw this soil on top of them. And He was reading this and throwing this soil on top, say, they all fell sleep and Hazrat e Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was going out of, from between them and going to Hazrat e Abu Bakar and going, they were going through night to Ghar, Ghar e Saur they were there.
And when the sun was rising on this people who are sleeping in front of Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam house shaytan was also between them and he was also sleeping. It was the only time he slept I think, he was awake from the heat of the sun, said what are you doing your friend…..your man run already. He was screaming, they were looking, they were looking there was somebody sleeping inside. They open the door Hazrat e Ali was opening said what are you looking for? where is Muhammad? he said, I don’t know. He doesn’t lie. He doesn’t know. So, they were looking here and there and jumping, going here and there and they were shouting and screaming. And even Abu Jahal came to Abu Bakar’s house and he was beating Hazrat e Asma, Asma, sister from Hazrat e Aisha. And breaking her ear or bleeding her ear, her earring was coming out and he was slapping her on her face. Because he asked her where is your father, where is Muhammad and you know, and she was, she say, she doesn’t know, he was slapping her on her face and they went.
Hazrat e Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and Abu Bakar Siddiq they were in this cave for three days…..the spider came and make nest, web, not nest, web on the….. on the cave and it was also sand wind come and make sand like it’s old web. Hazrat e Jibril was laughing saying, you know, you are making this web very quickly and do you think it will protect the Prophet? Then, she said, the spider said to Hazrat e Jibril you hold one of this, one thread of it and try to break it, you know, Hazrat e Jibril was taking one thread and try to break it, it didn’t break. Hazrat e Jibril, with his one shouting , he could, all the city could die. Yu know He is so powerful and he is so big that he is, he was coming to Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam he has 600 wing, he only open 2 wings of him and it was, all the horizon were filling with his wings and he cannot make it spread it all, he should make little bit his wings collet them little bit.
Then the spider said if it was my will, I am making this web it won’t lasting for one second but it is Allah’s will what, because I am making this, it is, that’s why it is so powerful. Then, it was they can see…..the also there is tree and there was a dove and with eggs, came dove sitting with the eggs on the tree in the front of the cave. Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and Hazrat Abu Bakar can see the, the feet. I think, I never see it but the, the cave it, I think it is little bit down, you go down only opening from top so he could, they could see the feet from the….. Mushriqs, around there.
And Abu Bakar was so nervous and worried that they were finding Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam ‘la tah san, Innal laha ma’nam’ don’t be worried, don’t be sad, Allah is with us. And then He said if they were come to this cave, He was opening under His arm showing him that there is a sea on this sea there is a boat, He said we go inside here and we….. nobody knows where we are gone, where we are gone. Don’t worry about it.
Then, it was….. this is a side story I always like to tell it, this, about true love, one of the true lovers of Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam….. that Hazrat e Abu Bakar was sitting Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was laying on his leg and he was …..after while He was waking up because there is some water coming on the face of Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam’s face. He open his eyes so Hazrat e Abu Bakar was sitting without clothes on top and is crying and He get up and said what are you doing and He saw his one foot is on….. on the wall of the cave, He said what are you doing Abu Bakar? what is the matter? why are you crying? he said, there is snake, there is lots of holes, snake coming out of this hole I took one part of my clothe and put, it comes from the other one I took other place and now all my clothe is finish I put my foot this is the last hole and I put the foot and this snake is biting my, my foot and this is so painful and that’s why, I don’t want to take also out my foot, so it doesn’t harm you. This is also true love of Hazrat Abu Bakar.
Then, and Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said take, take away your foot I will see what is the matter with the snake. Then, snake came out and Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, talking to Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, say, Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam asking, What, what is your matter? What is your matter? Why you are harming My, My Companion? The sanke says, he is harming me. I heard about you at the time of Isa Alaihisalam, Isa Alai….. in Baytul Maqdas. Where it was 600, more than 600 years between Isa Alaihisalam, Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam. And she….. I heard about you from him and I loved you that, from that moment. I came all the way all the deserts I knew that you are going to hide in this cave. I came to this cave I make so much holes if I don’t see you from this hole I will see you from this hole I don’t see you from this hole, like that. And this man, is preventing me from seeing you that’s why I am biting him, I bite. Then Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam….. and ‘Ash Hadu An Laa Ilaha Illallah Wa Ash Hadu Anna Muhammadan RasoolAllah’. This, I saw you and accept me. And Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was accepting and holding the back of this snake. They say it is still this snake has the baby….. the generations of it. It is around Makkah mountains. It smells very nice and it has no poison, this snake, this kind of snake. There is still in around in Makkah mountains.
Then, Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was sucking the foot from Abu Bakar and spitting out to….. in the front of the cave. This, this tree become this moment from his spit. The….. it has flowers, white flowers and red fruits. This is a kind of rose, rose hip, rose hip. That, the, the rose….. the white flowers or white roses its spit from Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, the red fruit is blood of Abu Bakar and the inside the red fruit there is, the thorns of it is very fine and it is you know, when they make jam out of it, you have to clean it very good otherwise it will be sticking in your throat. So, Subhan Allah it was created this moment and Allah Azza wa Jal send 2 doves making eggs and nest there.
So, for three days every day Hazrat e Asma, Hazrat e Aisha’s sister she was bringing them food, bringing them food. And….. the servant from Hazrat e Abu Bakar was bringing the, the, the sheep, the herd to go after this, so they don’t see the foot print that they are going and coming. And one day Hazrat e Asma she didn’t have…..she didn’t have something to put food so she was making her, what she was putting on her belt ….. two pieces, one she put the food and one she tie her, her back, her, her waist. So, she had a nickname of ‘Zait un-Nitaqayn’ this is also some.
And in our tariqa we believe that this three days it was gathering of all Naqshbandi spirits, the Shaykh’s and seven thousand seven Naqshbandi Shaykhs with Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and Hazrat e Abu Bakar it was a gathering there in this cave for three days. Took bayah.
And after three days, Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam with Hazrat e Abu Bakar were starting journey to Madina. And you all know about this Insha Allah. And after this, it was opening for, for Islam to be more spreading all over the world. Until the time of Hazrat e Umar when after Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam after you know, in few years they were have ‘Gazwat e Badar’ and then ‘Gazwat e Ahud’ then ‘Gazwat e Khanda’ but in between there was also small, small Gazwahs and bigger Gazwah in the end. It was, they went, Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam wanted to go to Umrah than they could not, they didn’t let Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam to go to Umrah. It was….. agreement, ‘Sulha- Hudebiya’ after that they…..between Makkah Mushriqs and Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and Muslims. And they were breaking the, the agreement. So, Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was….. going on them and make Fateh, ‘Fateh-Makkah’ in year 10 Hijri. And after that from 11….. Haj, Haj ul wida Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and after that Abu Bakar was for 2 years and Hazrat e Umar for 10 years.
In time of Hazrat e umar in 10 years it was, the Islam was spreading and the Muslim army spreading till, till the middle of Asia and middle of Africa. It was and other, all, some with sword, some with Sahaba were going all over the world with, with walking, with ship, with donkey, with camel, with, with sword, without sword, you know, it is….. all, spread all the Islam all over.
Here, we have here in our Island Hala Sultan. She was aunty from Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and she, she had the good tiding from Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, He was in her house. Once He was laying down and He woke up and said, I see the Islam army going like a kings, sitting on their thrones, going through the sea to, to conquer places. So, Hazrat e Hala sultan was asking….. Umme Hiram, she was asking Him, can we….. can I be with them? Then, Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam didn’t answer. Second time He lay down and get up He said, again same, same thing and third time He said you will be with them. Then Hazrat e Sultan , Sub Haan Allah, this is now it’s opening for her, Hala Sultan. And she, it was opening and she was may be nearly 80 years old when she was on the….. on the journey to island, to our island Cyprus. One of her miracles, it was, that she was, they were, the Muslim army was stopping in Sayda, place in Lebanon now. And she was staying in, in, in….. monastery for nuns. She saw three big stones on the ground, in the courtyard of the monastery. And she was asking the nuns, you know, can you sell me these three stones, rocks, not stone they are rocks. They were laughing they said we give it to you as a present you know it is a big rocks, cannot, tons and tons. And she said to them, when I need them I will come and take, I will, I will take them.
Subhan Allah when the Muslim army reached the Island she was, her horse or her mule was afraid from something and she fall down and she became shaheed. She, she is, I think she is first shaheed through sea, seaside, sea invasions. Then, in the morning they buried her. In the morning, this, three rocks in the, inside the, you know, in Lebanon the nuns were seeing, the three rocks are coming down, moving from their place, coming down to the sea and going like a boat to, towards Cyprus. And it came to her one in the front of her head and one on her ba….. feet side and one on top. So they were, it was like a grave but with a, three big rocks of thousands of tons. They say that the rock on top it was not touching the other two rocks but now they say they put something between because there is, people afraid of it and this and that. But it was believed that it was Holy place since that time and they know, it’s known that it is Hazrat e Hala Sultan. But also, the Greek, they were believing that, she, there is a Holy place, they start gathering for her. And it was in their times before Ottoman came and make, build Mosque on top. It was this, three rocks and the animals were, it is in the front, in the middle of field, it has a small lake in front of her, the animals doesn’t go through this, like a channel, it doesn’t go through it, It goes always around this place. So, it was known as a Holy place.
Alhamdulillah this is one of our, in our Island she is, the most famous. But also, it is, we have more, more Sahabis, on the Island, Barakah of Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam. From his family we have also the sons of Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, a lot of them. We pray that Allah return all the Island people to righter path Insha Allah. Alhamdulillah it is, that Allah Azza wa Jall blessed us with the purest of their generation, Mawlana Shaykh Nazim and Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad, Alhamdulillah. For this, we are very thankful we cannot be thankful enough for this Alhamdulillah. May Allah gather us with them in aakhirah with Mawlana Shaykh Nazim and Hajja Anna and all the Holy ones like He gathered us in this world and Allah give long life for Shaykh Mehmet Effendi and Insha Allah Shaykh Bahuddin Effendi also and all the beloved ones for them and Insha Allah we are gathered with Hazrat Mahdi Alaihisalam soon Insha Allah.
Wa Minallah at- Tawfeeq,
Don’t forget your fitrah, Zakat ul fitr. It is, you can….. We always forget. It is Zakat ul fitr, you don’t forget to give until before the Eid prayer you can give. Which, in your countries what, what price of it is, you give for each one in….. the house. For your children, for your wife, for your husband, whoever has money, give, for your servants, even if you have a baby born night of Eid, you, before Eid prayer you give also the fitra of, Zakat ul Fitr. Here, in Cyprus, it is 35 Lira but other places, in your country, in your places don’t forget to give your Zakat ul fitr. It is like….. like sajdah sahu for your prayer and for your fasting. It will be completed, your fasting will be completed. May Allah accept our fasting and praying and Ramadan Sharif and our khatams and our Salawats and everything Insha Allah.
Wa Minallah at- Tawfeeq,