Cerita pendek bahasa Inggeris: The Aikido Girl

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01 September, 2011, 06:37:24 PM
The Aikido Girl

Alia was a good little girl who always listened to her parents and followed the teachings of Prophet Muhammad PBUH. She loved nothing more than to study the Quran because they are the Words of Allah Himself. While she was interested in learning the correct recitation of the Quran, her first interest was in the translation and the interpretation of the Quran, because that is the purpose of Allah Gifting man with it – to understand and to practice His Guidance.

Alia was very lucky because Allah Gave her good and pious parents. Although they were not able to study the Quran themselves when they were young, they wanted nothing more than to give that chance to their daughter. So they sent Alia to a special Quranic class in the evening after her normal public school ends.
One day as Alia was walking home from her Quran class, a group of hooligans happened to be making a lot of noise around the neighbourhood. She was afraid that they would disturb her as she was a girl walking all alone. She prayed to Allah to protect her from their eyes.

However the hooligans did notice her walking all on her own, and they began circling around her with their bicycles and taunting her.

The boys got off their bicycles and began closing in the circle around Alia. There were five of them, and all of them were boys bigger and stronger than her. But Alia was not afraid.

She was not afraid because she has Allah on her side, and she knew that He would Help her, as long as she was faithful to him.

Alia knew that Allah would not leave her alone in this situation, He would not allow these boys to do bad things to her.

“It is not ye who slew them; it was Allah: When thow threwest (a handful of dust), it was not thy act, but Allah’s. In order that He might Confer on thee believersa gracious benefit from Himself. For Allah is He Who Heareth and Knoweth (all things). That, and also because Allah is He Who makes feeble the plans and stratagems of the unbelievers”

[Surah al-Anfal 8 : 17-18]   

Alia remembered the verse from Surah al-Anfal that told of Allah’s Help for the prophet and the believers in the battle of Badar.
One of the boys grabbed Alia from behind, but then he was suddenly thrown into the air and fell on his friend.

The boys were so surprised that they all took a step back. The little girl who was smaller than any of them had not even moved.
Then they all came at her all  at once which was a big mistake.

Besides studying the Quran, Alia also learned Aikido. She had never learned to defend herself against five much bigger boys at the same time, but she knew that Allah would Help her. She prayed to Allah to give her strength, placed her trust 100% in Him, and unleashed her Aikido techniques.

Even Alia did not know that she could move like she did. The boys all went flying into the air without seeing what had hit them. They were so afraid of the tiny Alia that they scrambled to their bikes and took off as fast as they could.

1.   Place ALL your trust in Allah. He will NEVER leave you alone.
2.   Allah’s Plans will ALWAYS prevail over the schemes of the unbelievers.
3.   Don’t mess with a MUSLIMAH.

Reply #1 01 September, 2011, 06:42:25 PM
Sedang cuba menulis cerita-cerita yang Islamik dan mempunyai pengajaran dalam bahasa Inggeris. Harapnya dapat memberi pilihan bahan bacaan untuk mengajar anak-anak Muslim menguasai bahasa Inggeris.

Niatnya, cerita-cerita ini untuk kanak-kanak dan remaja. Bagaimana, adakah cerita dan bahasanya sesuai? Harap boleh memberi komen untuk penambah baikan.

Boleh juga lawat blog saya di:


Harap dapat menjadi bahan bacaan alternatif yang menarik ^^

Reply #2 02 September, 2011, 10:06:59 AM
jalan cerita memang islamic tapi storyline terlalu biasa.
membaca dalam bahasa inggeris sama macam membaca narrative piece dalam bahasa melayu, kena ada storyline yang agak kuat untuk menarik minat anak-anak muslim barulah ajaran islam yang terkandung dalam cerita tu berjaya sampai dengan jaya. kalau tidak, akan jadi just another short story yang sarat dengan hadis dan ayat quran tetapi tak berjaya sustain minat membaca.

sekadar pendapat

Reply #3 06 September, 2011, 12:02:12 PM
Jazakallah untuk pendapat. Macam mana dengan cerita terbaru? "The presumptuous monkey"?
Mencuba gaya berbeza sedikit.