06 October 2008

[flash fiction] The Best Jewelry in the Whole Universe

“Hey Brad, I had found something special”, Steve talks with a half of tone, not as loud as he use to be; he’s getting his body closer to his buddy.

“What is it that makes you so excited?” Brad replies.

“Do you know Mr. Goose, the eccentric guy that lives at the end of the street? He just moves out, and held a garage sale. I bought this from him”. Steve shows an old rolled wooden paper. It drew something, sort kind of a map.

Brad look at that map, “almost as same as the map that the pirates have when they hide their robbery”, he laugh, hard, his mind recalling a Pirate of Caribbean movie.

“This is true dude, that guy move here just to look for this treasure.  The magma stone they call it. I search on the internet, and there are some ancient article reviewed about this, and some speculation said that it’s located in here, at our town. Dude, you had to read those articles, Magma stone is the best jewelry in the whole world”, Steve talks in the most convincing expression he ever felt.

“I don’t wanna waste my time in this wild goose chase. I already had my own jewelry, the best jewelry in the whole universe”, Brad smiles.

“What is it?”, Steve’s curiosity grew.

“She is my wife, the most precious jewelry in the whole universe. Prophet Muhammad SAW said that ‘The whole world is a provision, and the best object of benefit of the world is the pious woman’. I gotta meet my wife, she’s waiting for me to pick her up at the grocery. Talk to you later Steve”, he turn his body, waves his hand, while rush to walk.

Samarinda, October 6, 2008
Syamsul Arifin

'Abdullah b. Amr reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The whole world is a provision, and the best object of benefit of the world is the pious woman.
(Sahih Muslim: Book 8: Hadith 3465 - The Book of Marriage/Kitab Al-Nikah)

Sesungguhnya dunia seluruhnya adalah benda (perhiasan) dan sebaik-baik benda (perhiasan) adalah wanita (isteri) yang sholehah. (HR. Muslim)


  1. Oh ya, this short story is for a contest that I join,
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    Not just for the prize, but also for the ukhuwah with muslims there, da’wah, and also to enhance our English skill O0

    I copas it here what it said there:

    [quote author= http://ummali03.multiply.com/journal/item/547]
    Asalam Alaikum, Hello All

    This contest is open to anyone, but it's a little different then most short story contest. This really is going to be a mini story contest and I want to see how creative you can get.

    You will need to write a complete story in only 3 paragraphs and each paragraph can have no more then 10 sentences. The story must be original and written for this contest. There is no restriction on subjects, but note any distasteful or offensive entries will not be accepted.

    The contest ends 10/25, all entries must be in by then. Me and two other judges(to be determined who) will read and decide the winner.

    The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Target or Wal-Mart and two personalized avatars made by me.

    Please pass this on to anyone that would be interested

    Happy writing.[/quote]

    I’ll be looking forward to see all of your writing ;)

  2. Very nice story mashaAllah. I see that you are in Indonesia so if you win the gift card will not work for you, I will come up with some other prize inshaAllah if you win.