Sohbah of Hajjah Ruqqaiyah Sultan
Dated 18 May 2020 / 25 Ramadan 1441
Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam living was, He was living in Mecca, was….. it was, the Mecca people were called Quraysh, and they have different tribes, they, the, the, what Quraysh, different clans, and He was from Bani Hashim, Bani Hashim….. He was, He, He was grown up with his Abu Talib, His uncle Abu Talib after His grandfather passed away when He was eight years old. His grandfather was looking for who is the best to look after him, so he was looking for Abu Lahab, he didn’t like it, he, Abbas, Abbas was older son, Hamza was age of Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, Abbas and Abu Talib. Abu Talib was looking after him.
Yesterday was telling about that he was traveling with him to Damascus, but it was, he didn’t reach Damascus, on the way they were selling their goods and come back because of advice of….. priest or monk Bahira. He was….. christian and he was, but he was, he knew about Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam. And he was just looking for he, the he is coming there and to be this. Sub Haan Allah, this tree, that Prophet Sallallahu alai wasallam was shading under it, it is now also in, in Jordan, in one, and it is in the middle of the, of the desert, and I didn’t visit, but who visited they say that it is very, it is miracle, that this tree it for more than thousand year now, maybe one hundred thousand or ten hundred or more living there, there is, it middle of the desert only one, this one tree with green leaves on it Alhamdulilah, no water nothing. It is very hot also, its miracle also because it was giving shade, barakah of Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam for her, for the tree.
And Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was growing, and he was shepherd later, he was try to make trade, trading, to tijarah, he was trading, and his….. title was Amin, trustworthy, Sadiq Amin, he was….. talking true, and also….. he was trustworthy, and….. Then Hazrat Khadija was also, she was, she had, she was rich lady, and she was also sending people for trading for her goods, to goods. She was her title was Tahira, the pure one, pure one. She heard about Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, and she wanted to….. also to send him to for trade, to Damascus, towards Damascus, Sham, to Sham, and she was putting with him one of her servants, to take her good from Mecca, to sell, and also to bring good for….. for back to her, and she was promising that, she was giving one camel for who takes for, and she said she will give two camels to Sayyiduna Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam.
And….. on the way, that servant was watching what is going on, and he said there is an angel or cloud always….. making….. shade for him, and he was seeing lots of barakah in his hands also. They didn’t go till Damascus, they stopped in Basrah I think. And there was another priest who was….. holding this servant and telling him this about this….. about Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, that he is, you know, he has…..in future, he will be a great man, or he has….. important future, and then, they didn’t continue they come, they sell their goods in Basarah.
Even now it is around….. Damascus, its near from Damascus, this place, they’ve have a place, they say a Qadam, Qadam, it is a Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was stepping and his, his foot print was there, feet I think, two, I think it is his two feet, his feet were the place of this, they call it Qadam, and, it, it was also from the miracles that Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, was given that he was, his steps on stone, or and something solid, his foot print can be like, if it is like a dough. But if was stepping on a sand, his foot print never shows, he, he doesn’t, if he is on the sand his foot print doesn’t show but, if he steps on solid thing it will show, that it will, it will be melting like, and they came back from….. this trade.
Hazrat Khadija, she, she knew, she saw him, She saw Hazrat Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, and she was….. giving him….. whatever she promised, but she also, she was sending news to….. (his, his uncle,) that she would like to marry him, she loved him, she, this is big love story. Yea it is, it is you know, it is, true, true love for, for Rasool Allah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, and then Abu Talib was asking….. coming and asking Hazrat Muhammad, he was saying if you agree, and he was, he agreed, and…..
Hazrat Abu Talib was coming to her family, praising Hazrat Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, about his ancestors, about his line, lineage, because it was very important in Arabs, in this area….. in Arabs culture to know the lineage, that how, how….. how they are….. the lineage how it is good and pure, how it is pure, and aseel, aseel, how is noble, noble, how noble they are, they, they have this, and it was there, it something like a knowledge, there had, they have a people that know, know your father, you grandfather, great grandfather, until I don’t know they can count until I don’t know where, many. Hazrat Abu Bakr was one of them also, he, he was, he could, he has this knowledge that he can tell your lineage from your ancestors. So he was praising him, and it was marriage, Alhamdulilah….. marriage. Hazrat Khadija was forty years old, and Hazrat Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam was twenty five years old.
Hazrat Khadija was married before two times, she had I think one son from one of the husbands, his name was Hala, Hala. He was so, always he was, this son was so proud that he said I am the son of the most great man on, on earth, and son of lady, also great lady, that wife of this man, and I, I am the brother of Hazrat Fatima, that she was, she was this greatest woman in heavens. He, he was always very proud of this. So Hazrat Khadija, and Hazrat Muhammad had six children, or some say seven, Allah, Allah knows, because there is name of child….. Taiyib, Tahir or Abdullah, Taiyib Tahir is it one, and Abdullah, and Qasim, three sons, four daughters. Daughter big, older Zainab, second Umme Kulthum, no second Ruqayyah, third Umme Kulthum, fourth Hazrat Fatima, and three boys. The boys when they were small, they, they passed away. First Qasim, then Abdullah, then Taiyib Tahir, either it is name of Abdullah or there, there is different one, one other son, but the youngest is Hazrat e Fatima.
Hazrat Fatima was born before the Prophethood coming to Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, Prophet, may be three, four year ago, or the year he had the Prophethood, it was, he was, she was born, Hazrat e Fatima. She was the youngest of, from Hazrat Khadija. Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam had another son in Madina, his name was Ibrahim, he was from….. Egyptian lady, that was sent as….. present to Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, from….. from….. Caucus, the King of Egyptians….. he also died one and half year old, he was this. But from Hazrat Khadija, all his children was from his, Hazrat, Hazrat Khadija. The girls were alive, but boys all died, no, no, four girls, and Hazrat e Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, was….. very pious and know as trustworthy.
Then one year it was before, before the Basa….. the revelation, five years, there was big flood, lots of rain, Sub Haan Allah, in Mecca you don’t think that it will rain, but it, it rains, but very funny, not funny you know, very strange….. very strong, and heavily. Before few years it was on Hajj, and it was after the second day of Eid, it was raining, Sub Haan Allah, I never saw a rain like this, it was, each drop it was like an, like apple, that big. So there was one rain came, and flood came, and break one side of Kaaba, in, in the time of Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, before the revelation five years. Then they, they said we have to renew this place, the wise people, the heads of Quraysh were….. gathering and saying we have to make a renew, renovation for this….. Kaaba, and they were deciding, saying that, we have to collect money, that halal money, that we are, it is not something that we are stoled, or taking by force, or by oppression, or some orphan money that we eat or, we have to have it as halal, you know, this that, that we are, we got it….. from….. in a lawful way, that it is nothing, no oppression, no sin in it. Then they were, they say, okay, we agree.
And they have, they bring start to….. they want to, to renew.But there was a well next to Kaaba, they were making because they slaughter qurban for their idols, and they throw this meat in this well, and there was one snake, big snake living in this well, coming eating the meat, whatever and coming out….. going on top of Kaaba, making sun, sun bathing, and they were so were, they so afraid of it, it was so big, so when it is gone, in, in the well, then they come next to Kaaba. Sub Haan Allah one day, when sun bathing this snake, one big….. falcon or….. eagle came took the snake and go, took it and go away. Then they say, this is sign from Allah, that it is agreed that we renew the, the Kaaba, then, they were coming, and but they are afraid, you know what to do….. then one, one was very, said it is Kaaba, it is very holy, we cannot put it down you know, then one of them said I take one stone put it on this side, if it is still, didn’t, tomorrow if it is still in this place, not back in the Kaaba’s wall then it is we….. we start to do, ok, ok, they collect all their moneys, in their….. the halal money, and this one took one stone and put it beside, it was, next day it was there, so they say it is the sign that we are renew. They were renewing the Kaaba, and the, the Hijr of Ismail, it was, there money was not enough to put Hijr, there is this, this half like, crescent, half, half, semi circle, behind Kaaba, you know, they say Hijr Ismail for this. They could not put it inside, the, the Kaaba, because the, their halal money is not, only that much. Sub Haan Allah, later on it was, something with Abdullah Bin Zubair, the son Hazrat Aaisha was called, called after him, Umm Abdullah, Umm Abdullah, there was hadith about this, this thing, and Abdullah Bin Zubair was making Kaaba like, he put that widen it to this place, and….. and make a door from the side of Hijr Yamani, but after Hajj one came and killed him.
He, they returned the Kaaba to the, as it was, now, as it is now, because the King think, taught that it was from him. He did it for, to, to, make….. like fitna or something, but later on he knows, there is hadith from Hazrat….. said from Hazrat Aaisha about Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, that he was saying that it was that much big, and there was a door, that’s why he was, the trying to do it like a old, before. After that one King was trying to do it again but they give him fatwa that it is not good, because you never know in the future the Kings will come, or the Rulers will come and they, each one wants to do something for themselves, as it is, so it stopped as it is, but if you can, you can see the wall from the Hijr Yamani, there is place, where there is….. little bit different design from the wall, this is, this was door, that low door, not high, not the door from high, that’s low door, this was also, there was door there.
Any way, the, the Qurayshi people made the Kaaba, finish, and then, Hajr Al Aswad, they want to put Hajr Al aswad, then they start to fight, you, I am better, my tribe is better than yours, yours, I am, my son of I don’t know who, and you are this, my ancestor is like that….. you, me, and they start to fight, who will put the Hajr Al Aswad, the stone, the black stone, in its corner, then one said, they said we, we agree, it will not work like this, we will kill each other because of this, we did it very nicely until now, and now we will kill, what, what to do, say who ever comes first from this door we ask the, their opinion, the opinion of this person, and Sub Haan Allah, when they look at the door, they are waiting sitting there, they are waiting, first coming Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, they all were so happy, Alhamdulilah, Muhammad, Sadiq Al Amin, Muhammad, the right one, the….. trustworthy one, you come and you make us….. solution for this. Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, took out his….. abah, his abah, put on the ground, his clothes, put it on the ground, put the Hajr, Hajr Al Aswad, black stone in it and said hold from each side, you all hold from each side, all the people, all there tribes, whose head of them hold from this one, so all the blessing comes to all of you, and he, he was his blesssed hands, he putted in this place, so this was the, the Kaaba, renovation, the time of, before the time of Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam revelation, wahi, before the Basa and you know, the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, in that time he was starting to go to Ghare Hira also, going every year in Ramadan, he was going for….. for one month making like a seclusion in this cave, Ghare Hira, and for three, four years that he was going and coming, and last year he was going, tomorrow Insha Allah, we tell you,
Wa Minallah at-Tawfeeq,