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Kisah Nasib (Fudail Ibn Ayad)

When Death Came to Baghdad Ketika Maut Datang ke Bagdad
unknown author HARTA KARUN DARI TIMUR TENGAH
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The disciple of a Sufi of Baghdad was sitting in the corner of an inn one day when he heard two figures talking. From what they said he realized that one of them was the Angel of Death. Pada suatu hari, pengikut seorang Sufi di Bagdad sedang duduk di sudut sebuah warung ketika didengarnya dua mahkluk sedang bercakap-cakap. Berdasarkan apa yang dipercakapkan itu, pengikut Sufi tersebut mengetahui bahwa salah satu diantara yang sedang berbicara itu adalah Malaikat Maut.
“I have several calls to make in this city during the next three weeks,” the Angel was saying to his companion. "Saya bertugas menemui sejumlah orang di kota ini selama tiga minggu mendatang." kata Malaikat itu kepada temannya bicara.
Terrified, the disciple concealed himself until the two had left. Then applying his intelligence to the problem of how to cheat a possible call from death, he decided that if he kept away from Baghdad he should not be touched. From this reasoning it was but a short step to hiring the fastest horse available and spurring it night and day towards the distant town of Samarkand. Karena takut, pengikut Sufi itu menyembunyikan diri sampai yang berbicara itu berlalu. Kemudian, setelah memeras otak bagaimana caranya menghindarkan diri dari maut, ia memutuskan bahwa apabila ia menjauhkan diri dari Bagdad, tentunya Maut tak akan bisa mencapainya. Berdasarkan alasan itu, iapun segera menyewa kuda yang tercepat, dan memacunya siang malam menuju Samarkand.
Meanwhile Death met the Sufi teacher and they talked about various people. “And where is your disciple so-and-so?” asked Death. Sementara itu Malaikat Maut menemui guru Sufi; mereka berdua membicarakan beberapa orang. "Dan di mana gerangan pengikutmu Si Anu?" tanya Maut.
“He should be somewhere in this city, spending his time in contemplation, perhaps in a caravanserai,” said the teacher. "Tentunya ia ada di kota, sedang merenungkan sesuatu, mungkin di sebuah warung minum," jawab Sang Guru.
“surprising,” said the Angel; “because he is on my list. Yes, here it is: I have to collect him in four weeks’ time at Samarkand, of all places.” "Aneh," kata Sang Malaikat. "Ia terdapat dalam daftarku. Ya, betul, ini dia; dan aku harus menjemputnya dalam waktu empat minggu ini di Samarkand, ya, Samarkand."


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