His smile shines so bright I’ve forgotten that there was haze,
His face is like the moon that accompanies me every night,
I can’t seem to stop thinking even when I’ve tried to fight.
How could this young lad capture my heart?
How could I have the urge to betray the man who has occupied my heart?
For this lad, for this lad, it was like an enchantment or some sort,
It was like a burning desire inside of me, it was flickering back and forth.
Oh you I’ve locked us in this room, you and me,
I can’t hold it any longer, “Now come a little closer to me.” [12:23]
I can’t help but think that you would fall for my everlasting beauty,
But you resisted, “I seek refuge in Allah. Indeed he is my master who has made good my residence. Indeed wrong doers will not succeed.” [12:23]
This lad, this lad, why should he play it the hard way,
Why can’t we just enjoy this moment while no one comes this way,
But he ran towards the door, eager to avoid me,
I wouldn’t let him, I wouldn’t let his clothes free.
Until it was torn. And the one who should’ve been in my heart stood in front of my door.
It was he, it was he who caused this evil that I ran towards my door for.
“What is the recompense of one who intended evil for your wife but that he be imprisoned or a painful punishment?” [12:25]
Why would your shirt tear from the back, why shouldn’t it be from the front?
Oh dear husband, why would I be of the sinful, when this lad seduced me up front?
But he has proven me guilty, and now I’m the talk of the city,
They say, “The wife of al-Azeez is seeking to seduce her slave boy,” but did they not see? [12:30]
Cut these apples while I send him out for you to see,
Those fingers of your own left to bleed, indeed, you couldn’t resist his charming beauty.
“That is the one about whom you blamed me.” [12:32]
To the prison he enters, for he has resisted my order,
But this lad, this lad, happier he was imprisoned rather than fulfilling my desire.
For the name of what or who did he dare to resist me?
Was it the one he seeks refuge from, none other than He?
Master of Health Science in Biomedical Sciences by Research
Institute Health of Science
Universiti Brunei Darussalam