Robohnya Surau Kami

I’m not going to write a novel recension, but the title is inspired by Ali Akbar Navis (also known as A.A. Navis) short story “Robohnya Surau Kami”. The story was about a Kakek as a garin (penjaga surau). Just read the story, and you will find a great Indonesian classic literature.

It has been almost a month since the last earthquake in Padang, Sumatera Barat (Coincidently, A.A. Navis was born in Padang Panjang, 17 November 1924 and the story was published in 1955). People shocked and felt sad when the disaster happened. However, there was an editorial entitled “Surauku Telah Roboh” in Eramuslim that remind people of the other side of sadness.

I’ll quote a part of the article :

“Tapi, pernahkah kita bersedih, ketika melihat Surau (masjid) yang sedikit jamaahnya, saat shalat tiba? Hanya orang-orang tua, yang sudah hampir uzur, yang pergi ke Surau, dan jumlahnya tidak sampai satu shaf. Anak-anak muda sudah jarang ke Surau. Mereka hanya duduk-duduk di dekat Surau, saat adzan tiba berkumandang. Tak tergerak hatinya untuk shalat. Padahal, Islam akan tegak bila para pemeluknya menegakkan shalat. Bila pemeluknya sudah tidak lagi melaksanakan shalat, pertanda agama itu akan roboh, dan pemeluknya akan ikut roboh.”
“Betapa sedihnya hati ini, melihat Surauku telah roboh. Bukan karena dahsyatnya hentakan gempa, tapi Surau itu telah ditinggalkan ummatnya. Wallahu ‘alam.”


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This is a blog about my journey, my story, and my "curhat". "Laisya : A New Hope" is inspired by "Star Wars IV : A New Hope". (I love Star Wars Saga :D). This is my new blog to replace "Laisya and Her World". Well, actually I made this blog long time ago, before I made "Laisya and Her World". However, for certain reason, I have to leave "Laisya and Her World" and start this new (but old) blog :)

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Now, I live in Jakarta but I'll always love Bandung as my hometown. I used to live in Adelaide, South Australia for two years due to my study (master degree). I like reading, swimming, watching movies, and travelling. I have a dream to visit all interesting places in this planet. I hope my dream will come true someday. Am I a dreamer? Maybe, but why not?? Sometimes I envy TV reporters whom travel around the world for free, and they were paid. Gee, that is a Dream Job! :D Daydream? Yeaah, whatever lah :P.

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