In the last two days.. my emotion has been way down and way up. LOL! I had thought to blog about something else.. but I guess, I shall wait for another month or so before spilling on 'that' issue. Huhuhu..
Last night.. while many Malaysians were waiting to watch the fireworks.. I was left awake wanting to finish a book entitle - "Lelaki Terakhir Menangis di Bumi" by Musa Nuwayri. If you asked me what the book is all about? My brief answer would be - the price of an 'Independence'. I know~ coincidentally :-p
|by MUSA NUWAYRI|
The book started off by describing the author's early school life - as a teenager living in a boarding school and later how he came to the land of Jordon. The book then go on by 'telling' the readers of the efforts and struggles of Tangisan Syria Di Bumi Jordan (TSDBJ) movement. I used the word 'telling' because I had imagined someone was telling me stories the entire time as I was reading the book.
Truth must be told.. when I reached page 38 of the book, my throat began to dry. On page 40, I could not hold back my tears anymore. Yup.. the book is not of a forbidden love story which could easily bring down tears but more of a journal portraying the true picture of what's happening to migrant of Syria in Jordan. Kids with no parents or sick parents working just to have enough, children with no shoes or proper clothing facing the cold winter nights, family living in tattered camps with very little food and water. :-(
All these refugees ever wanted is to be able to return to Syria where they belong. To be independent of the crime by the so-called ruling party which have chased these innocent lives away from their land. All they ever wanted are to live free again and having a home of their own. #supersad
The book also depicts the nature of some Arabs living there. I would not have imagined it in such a way the author has described. Simply heartbreaking. I am not going to put it here for you. You got to read it for yourself! Hihihi... There was also about the good Malaysian and the not so good ones but definitely MORE of the good Malaysian I must stressed it out here. It was so heartwarming to know that these Syrians wanted to see more of Malaysia just because of the effort led by the TSDBJ.
I would recommend youngster to read the book. I personally am going to hunt for the book for my own keeping (since I borrowed this book for K Awin) as well as for my kids to read it one day. Hopefully my children would cherished more of what they have, always be grateful and care for others more. Amiin! I also pray to Allah to continue to bless the family of Musa Nuwayri and the team of TSDBJ and to make it easy for them in their effort to spread more good. I do felt a whole lot envy towards the team since they were the 'lucky' selected few who were making real life changes for the Ummah.. especially at their very young age... :-D
..and that we MALAYSIAN will truly be 'free' and prosper in the near future. Happy Merdeka Day! ;-)