El-Mawdhuu – The Topic
Translated to English by Hella Grichi
(Sample audio sampled from a TV reportage where the journalist interviews an arrested suspect who is facing being jailed for selling alcohol without a license/black market)
“The simplest thing in this life is to work
Working for 20 Dinars a day won’t get you anywhere
When you go to work at a construction site, they give you 20 Dinars and make you work 12 hours
When you go to work at a wedding, they give you 8 Dinars a day and you work 12 hours as well
Do you understand the issue, brother?
This is our issue in this life
And I am not bothered by anything. Nothing.
Do you know what I want from this life, from the almighty God?
You know what I wish for?
Every moment, every hour, every minute that passes me by, each time I open my eyes in the morning
I wish to die
I swear to God as he is my witness, I want to die.
I die to rest.
Like that, I won’t have to think anymore.
Neither about money, nor the state, nor the people, nor a house, nor my sister, nor my father, nor my mother
Like that, I will be totally free from this life.”