Is cheetah making sholat?

 

(Fahdiy dan buku binatangnya)

PR pertama Dinara semester ini adalah Winter Walk. Perintahnya, “We hope you enjoy lovely Christmas break. Although Christmas is now over, the weather is still very cold. Can you go on a winter walk and look closely for any change around you? How are things different from when we did our autumn walk? Draw some pictures and get an adult to help you write some winter words.”

So, here it is some of our mother-daughter chit-chats, “Look, Dinara, the trees have no leaves. Allah makes the trees sleep during winter. The trees, just like the squirrels and bears, sleep during winter. They are hibernating.”
“Did Allah take the leaves, Bunda?”
“Err… Yes… Allah made the leaves fall to the ground in autumn. Allah will change it into compost. It makes the soil nutritious. So there will be enough food in the soil.”
“Then the worms eat the soil….”
“Err…. ya begitulah kira-kira…”
“When will Allah give the trees leaves, Bunda?”
“Usually in spring. We will see Allah grow the plants, the leaves and the flowers in spring…”
“Then in spring we can go to the zoo…”
“InsyaAllah..”

Dengan Fahdiy, baca buku Encyclopedia of Animals tentang Mammals. Fahdiy minta dibacakan tentang lion, tiger, leopard, dan cheetah.
Sampai di bagian saya baca, “Cheetahs can only run at high speed for a short distance. They bring down their prey by tripping them up…”
Fahdiy nanya, “Is cheetah making sholat, Bunda?”

Emaknya bengong. Agak lama, baru nyadar, “Prey, Mas, bukan pray…”
Memang beberapa kali membacakan kalimat mengandung kata ‘prey’ semacam, “A tiger slowly stalks it’s prey, a deer, through the long grass….”
“Prey itu mangsa, Mas… Kalau pray itu berdoa, misalnya sholat… Jadi cheetahnya nggak sholat… Cheetahnya mengejar mangsa untuk dimakan… Tiger juga mengejar mangsa untuk dimakan…” Saya jelaskan sambil memperlihatkan gambar harimau menerkam rusa dan cheetah yang sedang mengejar kijang.
“So, Allah gives all of us food. Allah provides food for tigers, lions, leopards, and cheetah. These animals don’t say, ‘Alhamdulillah’ nor make sholat, but they always worship Allah automatically…. Because, Allah said that sholat is just for human and jin…”

(The Bad Giant killed the children… And the mother undead them… by Dinara)

Kadang imajinasi anak aneh-aneh. Misalnya Dinara menggambar raksasa yang mengejar anak-anak. Saya coba bertanya, “What’s this, Dinara?” sambil menunjuk gambarnya.
“A giant.”
Sejak baca fairy books di mana musuh para fairies adalah goblin, Dinara keranjingan menggambar giant.
“Is this a good or bad giant?”
“Bad giant!”
“Why?”
“Because he chases the children and makes the children run away… The giant grabs the children and the children dead!”
“Wow.. And what’s this?” saya nunjuk gambar bulatan besar kedua.
“That’s the mother…”
“What is she doing? Is she helping the children?”
“No… the mother undeads the children?”
“Whaaattt? Undead? You mean, the mother makes the children alive again?”
“Yes!”
Emak speechless.

Lain waktu ketika melihat ayahnya ngaji hafalan, Fahdiy nanya, “Can you sing Alquran, Ayah?”
Kalau sabar, biasanya ortunya meluruskan, “Kalau ngaji itu recite, Mas, bukan sing…”
Kalau pas nggak sabar ya kira-kira biasanya begini:
“Is this Arabic mat, Bunda?”
“Bukan. Namanya sajadah. Sajadah itu prayer mat.”
“Is sajadah Arabic mat?”
“Bukan. Sajadah itu untuk sholat, prayer mat. Bukan Arabic mat.”
“No, Bunda, sajadah is Arabic mat.”
“Yo wes sak karepmu, Le… Bunda tak sholat dulu…”

Colchester, Essex, 19 Januari 2015

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