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30 October 2010

...A Story Of A Lady On Her First Night...

Something that attracted me the most this morning on FB, a post entitled “MALAM PERTAMA KITA”. I adapted it into English. A story about a woman, who was at her first night…

A single thing to make us think,
To picture the wonder of the first night,
The night that has nothing to do with passion and fervor only,
The night that has nothing to do with the men-women business…

It is her first night with The Death,
The night that leaves the family’s tears…

On the day, the bride was exclusively pampered,
She didn’t even have to take bath…but been bathed…
Her body is wholly unwrapped,
Opened without any tiny cover,
No shame at all, at all…
The whole body was being rubbed and cleaned,
All dirt were pulled out from all cavities on her body,
Before they put in the white tiny cottons into them…

That was her…
That was her body…
Just like the time she was born in here…

After the pampering bath,
She was suited with the white bridal dress…
The one that rare people wear,
The famous dress called ‘kafan’.
And the perfumes been perfumed on the dress,
The head, waist, and legs were been tightened,
Look… Look closely… Look at her look.
The coffin is prepared as the bridal dais,
And the bride laid alone…

The bride was been marched in a sorrow parade around her village,
Families and neighbors were joining,
All of them were going to the palace of eternal, as the symbol of the root…
All steps were slow and grey,
So did the heart,
Beautiful rhythm of ‘Azan’ and ‘Zikir’ were recited,
And the ‘Talqin’ became the ‘Aqad’…
The grave became the ‘Wali’,
2 beautiful white stones as the witnesses and they all were there earlier…
She was left with the aroma of rose, alone…
She was alone…
She was waiting…
To be visited, and asked about her life…

The first night of wonder or fear,
Accompanied by worms and other underground animals and insects,
On the bed of earth…

7 steps they left her there,
The guardians that are assigned, Munkar wa Nakir,
Came…
Asked…
And then nobody knows,
Either she has got pleasures,
Or tortures…

We will be there,
We will face what this lady faced,
But after the part that nobody knows what happened to her,
Nobody knows what will happen to us.
It is still… A secret…

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

seyamnya....

Syafiq Fadeli said...

agak ler....