Plane_Tree

 “I WAS A SEED,

  AND A PLANE TREE I HAVE BEEN”

 

I was a seed. I don’t know what seed. I was planted in the earth…

I remained in the darkness for days. But I did not get scared.

It was not alien to me at all…I saw a soundless and wordless muhabbat [1].

It gave to me water mixed with sustenance(riziq). It heated me. One day my bossom cracked by itself…

They pulled me up. I went above the earth. They pulled me down by picking my other side shreds…I permeated as a root into the earth.

 

The Sun gave heat to me from between the cloud.

The cloud sent rain. My sustenance(rizq) came from below, and I sucked them. The sustenance, and the water…

I started to grow over the earth. I was careless, about myself. One day, my little leaves emanated and I gave a bud. Will it be a thorn, or will it blossom a flower similar to the fragrant rose. Not known yet…

I grew up between two stones to save my self from being crushed. One day, I have been a plane tree. The earth whispered to me.

 

Whatever you have seen above, they all came from me in the light …They forgot that they received their sustenance from me. Who are they?  I said…

People, animals, all creation. But only you were with me…

From time to time you bow down to me for prostration. In the word of Allah:

 

“W’AN-NAJMU W’ASH-SHAJARU YASJUDAAN..”

 

“And the Herbs and the trees prostrate(make sajda)”

 

Only the ones who haven’t forgotten this are you. Now I am a big plane tree rising towards the heaven. One day, they opened a cafe in my shadow. They drank coffee and tea. Ultimately, they drank…

They gambled…

The crows landed on my branches, and they nested.

 

They defecated on those sitting in my shadow..They couldn’t cope with the crows, and this time they pruned my branches so that crows would not land there. I lost the skill of giving shadow, and started to dry out. They came and cut me one day…They removed my roots so that I wouldn’t sprout…

 

They made a log out of me and burned it. They warmed up in the cold…I had no leaves anymore. I was naked.

They made a plank out of a part of me,

They made a door, a chair, a table, a game of backgammon out of me…

They painted me and changed my colour…

They took seeds from me,

They planted them in the streets, gardens, parks and around the palaces!..

If you knew what things I see and hear,

From the small and great of today’s people…

 

I did not get upset and fed up with changing from form to form but do you know what I am getting upset about…

The dogs are peeing on my body on the streets. That is why, I am getting upset. I would make a complaint to Haqq (The Truth [2]), If it was not rebelling. But I feel shy.

However (Haqq) blinked at me.. Who is that?…You know “the ONE who is Singular/Alone”, Him…

Leave the work to me…

Let me tell you a bit of the Haqq given skill within me, which you don’t know…

You wouldn’t know but the faces of my leaves look always towards the sky, to the heaven (sama). Even when my leaves turn yellow and fade…

  

When they fall, they close up on the earth by bringing my face looking to heaven(sama) towards the earth…

You cannot turn my face to anyone…

You will say some of them fall the other way round. It is to hide this secret so that it wouldn’t be arrogancy.

 

My leaves. When they are on their branches, we are turned our back to the ones that are under.  When I fall on the ground, again I show my back. Do you know why my leaves are like that. It is not because I look down on them…

It is because of the what I saw in the heaven(sama)…

It is because I am ashamed of seeing their states and the works they do…

Let me say a word to you in the language of the Plane Tree so that you can think …

Our root is hidden in the earth. We hold ourselves erect by means of it. It feeds us. And we always grow towards the heaven(sama)to thank(shukur).

Your Professor friend jumps (in to the subject) here…

 

 

He will say there is Geotropism, the gravity of the earth. Yes it is a fairly true answer…

Yes that gravity of the earth has existed for me. You found out this law  by contemplating over a falling fruit from my kind.

I showed it to you…

If I didnt exist, you wouldn’t be able to find it..I am hiding myself with this veil, and why am I growing towards the heaven ?…

 

 To my root.

“The rain comes out of the ground, then it emerges from the water in the state of steam. So that it will fall down from my head again.”

The steam rises from earth to heaven.

The rain falls down from heaven to earth.

You see these. You don’t understand what this continuous circulation(dawr-i daim) is…

 

Dr.Munir Derman (k.s)

 

Translated by GaribAN from the literary work of  Dr.Munir Derman(k.s), “A friend of ALLAH says that – the first of the unwritten secrets and the last of the secrets that will be written.” Volume 1. p.184-186.

 

Please see the following link for the English translations of Dr.Munir Derman’s works : http://www.muhammedinur.com/En/category/derman

 

 

REFERENCES:

 

[1] MUHABBAT: It comes from the word الحب in Arabic pronounced as „Al-Habb“ meaning „Love“. The Truth of Muhabbat in Tasawwuf is to give your everything to the Beloved and not to leave anything within you for yourself.

People of Muhabbat fall in three groups:

 

1-Muhabbat of Amme:

This is a love because Allah bestows upon them. Rasulullah PBUH says : “Hearts have characteristic of loving the ONE bestowing upon them.”

 

2-State of Sifati-Ashk(Love): This is due to heart looking at ALLAH’s glory(jalal), magnificience (azamat), power(qudrat) and knowledge(ilm). This sort of Muhabbat is experienced by the elite(Hawas), loyal(sadiq) and Men of Divine Knowledge(ahl-i tahqiq). Husain an-Nuri says that: “Muhabbat is the revelation of the secrets when the veils are torn.”

 

3-The State of Dhati Muhabbat: This is to love ALLAH without any reason. This is born from understanding and knowing that loving ALLAH is causeless and beginingless.This sort of love is the love of loyals(siddiq) and Arifs.

 

Muhabbat also includes another root term “HABBA” . Habba means “seed” in Arabic and this is the seed of Love. When you put a seed in the soil , one day this will grow to tree and it will blossom flowers and give the fruit. The aim of this seed is to have this fruit. Aim of planting the seed of Love was to grow Prophet Muhammad PBUH as a fruit.

 

[2]  AL-HAQQ: The TRUTH. Please see the details about this name in following link: http://www.muhammedinur.com/En/islam/al-haqqu-the-truth.html

 

وَالنَّجْمُ وَالشَّجَرُ يَسْجُدَانِ

“W’an-najmu w’ash –shajaru yasjudaan:

And the herbs and the trees both (alike) bow in adoration.”

(Qur’an – Al-Rahman- [55/6] )

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