Hazrat Haaji Baba Ratan Hindi radiy-Allāhu ta’ala anhu :
Aap sab se pehle Hindustani sahaabi e Rasool hain.
Aap ka asl naam Sahook bin Jindal tha.
Musalman hone ke baad Aap ne apna naam Zubair rakha.
Aap Hindustan aur Damishq me tijaarat karte the.
Aap ek baar Bhatinda ke jangal me ek pahaad par baithe the ke aap ne dekha ke pura chaand chamak raha tha aur achaanak us ke do tukde ho gaye aur thodi der baad phir se chaand jaisa tha waisa ho gaya.
Is ke chand hafte baad Arab ke taajiro ka qaafila Hindustan aaya. Un se Aap ko yeh pata chala ke Makka me Hazrat Muhammad ibne Abdullāh sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam ne elaan e nabuwwat kiya hai aur kaafiro ne aap se mo’azeeza talab kiya to Aap ne Jable Abu Qubais par khade hokar ungli ke ishaare se chaand ke do tukde kiye aur phir unko jod diya.
Chand saal baad aap Makka gaye to pata chala ke Huzoor sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam hijrat karke Madeena tashreef le gaye hain. Aap apne saathiyo ke saath Madeena pahunche. Aap jab Masjid e Nabawi me pahunche to Aap ne dekha ki ek bahot haseen aur nooraani shakl waale Hazrat apne ashaaba ke saath tashreef farma hain.
Aap ne Huzoor sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam se arz ki ‘Hum Hindustan se aaye hain aur aap hume koi mo’azeeza dikhaayen take hum aap par eimaan laayen.’
Huzoor sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam ne muskurakar farmaaya “Kya yeh kaafi nahi ki Bahot saal qabl tum Makka aaye the tab ek chhota bacha apne bhedo (sheep) ke saath ek chashme ko paar kar raha tha aur sailaab ki wajah se paani bahot zyada tha aur tum ne use madad ki thi aur us ne tumhare liye 7 baar dua ki thi ke Baarak-Allāh fee umri [ALLĀH tumhari umr me barkat ata farmaye]. Meri har dua ke badle ALLĀH ta’ala ne tumhe 100 saal ki umr ata farmai hai.”
Ye sunkar Aap foran Huzoor sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam ke qadmo me gir gaye aur kalma padhkar Islaam apnaaya.
Madeena munawwara me 15 din tak theharne ke baad Aap Hindustan waapas aaye.
Watan aakar Aap akṡar waqt ibaadat wa mujaahida me masroof rehne lage.
Huzoor sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam ki dua se ALLĀH ta’ala ne Aap ko 700 saal ki umr ata farmai.
Aap ke saahabzaade Hazrat Mahmood hain.
Aap ka wisaal 632 Hijri (1234/5 A.D.) me hua.
Aap ka mazaar Bathinda (Punjab) me hai.
ALLĀH ta’ala us ke Habeeb sallallāhu alaihi wa sallam ke sadqe me
Aur Hazrat Baba Ratan Haji Hindi radiy-Allāhu ta’ala anhu aur Ashaaba ke waseele se
Sab ko mukammal ishq e Rasool ata farmae aur Sab ke Eimaan ki hifaazat farmae aur Sab ko nek amal karne ki taufiq ata farmae.
Aur Sab ko dunya wa aakhirat me kaamyaabi ata farmae aur Sab ki nek jaa’iz muraado ko puri farmae.
Hazrat Baba Rattan ibn Nasr Hindi (R.A)
Baba Rattan Hindi was from a village of Batinda in India and was a follower of Hindu religion. He was a trader by profession, who used to regularly travel from India to as far as the Arabian lands.
Baba Ratan Hindi narrates an event during his trading days; “Once, during our trading visit to Arabia, we travelled through Makkah, and passed a small village. We came across a small handsome boy who was looking after a herd of goats, trying to cross a nearby creek.
Due to heavy rainfall, the water was fast flowing, all the goats jumped across, but the small boy had difficulty crossing. With basic language, I kindly offered to help. I carried the handsome boy on my shoulders and crossed to the other side. The charming boy then said a prayer for me with such words “May Allah gives you long life”. The charming boy uttered this 7 times. It was rather surprising and unusual to see such composition in a child; I adored this very much, however we carried on with our trading journey.
Some 50 years later, we were sitting in the middle of the jungle, in our village. Suddenly we witnessed the moon being split into two halves and then rejoining again. We were so astonished by this sighting; we started to enquire from people for an explanation. People would acknowledge the event but could not dwell further into the event.
Once, a group of traders from Makkah came to India and we enquired from them with regards to this event. They explained that a man from the Quraish named Muhammad (S.A.W), who announced his Prophethood and had shown many miracles. He was challenged by the people of Makkah to split the 14th day moon (full moon). With His Index Finger, He pointed towards the moon and the moon split in two. Then the people of Makkah challenged Him (S.A.W) to join the moon back again, He pointed to the moon and it joined back together.
Upon hearing this; I felt a desire to meet this young man. After trying for some years, I finally made the long journey to Makkah. When reaching Makkah, I was told by the people that the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) had migrated to Madina Shareef.
After reaching Madina Shareef, I enquired about the Prophet (S.A.W) and was directed to Masjid Nabwi Shareef. Upon arrival in the Masjid I saw the Companions sitting amongst a beautiful man who was the Prophet (S.A.W). It was as though I had seen the full moon again.
I explained that I had come from India upon hearing about His (S.A.W)’s miracles. I said; “please show me a miracle as well so that I can declare my faith in you”. He (S.A.W) smiled and replied “Ratan Hindi, is that childhood Dua (supplication) not enough of a miracle for you, when you helped me cross the creek (stream) and I prayed for your long life”? Upon hearing this I accepted Islam”.
Hazrat Baba Ratan (R.A) accepted Islam and then returned to India, where He (R.A)lived on to the great age of 700 years. This amazingly long life was due to the Dua made Seven times by the Holy Prophet (S.A.W), in His (S.A.W) childhood.
Hazrat Sheikh Razi al-Din Ali ibn Saeed Lala ibn Abdul Jaleen Ghaznawi (R.A)mentions that when I visited Hind in 624AH, He (R.A) narrated to me some incidents of the blessed majlis of Holy Prophet (S.A.W).
Hazrat Allamah ibn Hajr Asqalani (R.A) has mentions Hazrat Haji Rattan ibn Nasr Hindi (R.A) in his book Al-Asabah (R.A) Tarif al-Sahabah and Hazrat Sheikh ‘Alau- din Samnani has also mentioned him in his book Fasl al-Khitaab.