Monday, April 23, 2012

Qariah Kecil

Salam all,

It was a beautiful Sunday 22 April 2012. Everybody rises early. Hakim and Ayah were off to surau. The female species at home were busy with own task. Ibu was busy preparing breakfast and packing food for Sabrina. Sabrina was getting ready to school. Feeling nervous, I guess.

As early as 7am, we were already at the school compound. I kissed Sabrina as a good luck wish and dropped her off. I headed back home, getting ready to begin the house chores.

At 10.30am, we are already geared up to support Sabrina at SRA Kota Damansara. Alhamdulillah, with the intellectual mind that Allah has bestowed upon being, the GPS was created. With the help of the GPS, we managed to find the location of the school without any problem. There was a large crowd. Getting a parking place is almost a NO. We resort to only Ibu and Hakim going down to support Sabrina while ayah will make his round for parking. A guide finally landed us to a classroom where Sabrina was there, waiting anxiously. Her turn is next. We were there just in the nick of time.

"Seterusnya kita menjemput peserta yang mendapat undian ke 15 untuk menyampaikan bacaan Surah Al-An'am ayat 1 hingga 10", the announcement came.

I prayed for Sabrina, though there was some doubt after watching the earlier contestant. But Sabrina was not to be blamed, as her teacher told her not to concentrate on taranum. Taranum is the art of reciting the quranic verses in a beautiful rhythmic sound. I was about to coach her on taranum (the basic taranum that I know off) but was brushed off when the teacher told not to.

I pitied Sabrina for that because the rest of the contestant presented with a beautiful taranum. However, it was a good and bravery try for Sabrina. Ibu is very proud of her for her bravery and fighting spirit.

Eight minutes ended with the second bell rang. To my listening, her tajweed is correct only lack in taranum.

Ibu left after her performance, leaving her with her friends and teachers to wait for the closing ceremony which will only begin after the zuhr prayer.

Evening, at almost 5.30pm, came a call from her, indicating that she has arrived at school and wants ibu to pick her up. Her statement, "Jangan tanya apa-apa", concludes the guessing game.

Dont be sad dear! I am proud of you for who you are. Winning or losing is always a blessing. Allah knows what is best for us and given us the best that we could hope for.


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