Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sometimes, she's a fighter

She walked into the battlefield, determined to fight this war until she saw the end of it. Not because she had to. But because she wanted to. They deserved what was supposed to be given to them. And to take that away from them for some lame excuse, it's unjust and unacceptable.

And so she fought. Not with physical strength or metal swords. But with words and rationality. On what was the best thing to do as opposed to what fit her alone. Because she stood true to her ground, that 'she is a fighter and she fights for what she wants.'

As a mutual agreement had been reached, she walked away, a certain feeling of satisfaction and amour-propre took over her.

The fighter got what she wanted, finally.

7 comments:

Andrew Loh said...

and then!

nik zafirah said...

and then...you know the rest of the story ;)

Andrew Loh said...

alhamdulillah :D

Faridah said...

Andrew, do you know that every time one says alhamdulilah, dapat pahala tau? :)) (and I hear you say alhamdulillah again.Hahaha.In Greece, orthodox Christians go around saying assalamualaikum, so I'm told.We Muslims used to think Islam is only for Muslims....Islam is for good people...)

Anonymous said...

assalamualaikum is an Arab copycat of the Jewish word - Shalom, is it not?

Nik Nor Zafirah said...

mhhm, in a way.

assalamualaikum is an equivalent cognate of shalom, in arabic. they both have the same meaning; peace.

Faridah said...

hmm wrong Zafirah.According to my Arabic Linguist friend (Dr Akmal at IIUM)while it is true that both hebrew and arabic are dialects of a language family (semitic)assalamualaikum (warahmatullahiwabarakatuh is the proper way of saying salam in Islam)does not qualify to be a loan word cos' it is a prayer which means may peace of Allah be upon you. Shalom means 'peace' only.Christian Araqbs also say assalamualaikum cos it means peace upon you.They also say alhamdulillah cos according to Dr Akmal, these are normal language expression whereas in non arab societies (like Msia)they become Islamic expressions.But we cannot argue teh same thing over the use of the word 'Allah" My friend wrote a little book on why Allah is only to be used by Muslims cos' teh concept of God is different if used by other religions unless they mean one God and refering to many Gods.I do not wish to go into this cos' am no authority and unless you know Hebrew, Arabic, don't even try to be smart about it. :))But anyone who wishes to get a copy of my fren's book on this, tell Z.I think it's sold at RM20 per copy.