زكريا وأنا

لقد علمت من والدي كيف عانت أسرة زكريا من الحرب في أفغانستان، لقد كان ضيفنا و كان بالفعل في حاجة إلى عناية خاصة من قِبلنا.
Iran, Western Asia

Story by Mani Nouri. Translated by Ola Salah
Published on November 4, 2022.

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كان زكريا طفل ساحر يبلغ من العمر ثمان سنوات, ذو وجه مستدير يعلوه نظارات. لديه عين لماحة ولهجة جميلة. فكان مثلا ينطق رقم ستة ( شاش). وُلد زكريا في أفغانستان، الجارة الشرقية لبلدنا. هاجر والديه إلي إيران في الثمانينات من جراء الحرب الأهلية المشتعلة في بلادهم منذ عقود، والتي أدت إلى فرار ما يقرب من مليون لاجئ من أفغانستان إلى إيران[1].

لقد كان والدي زكريا ودودون للغاية، كانا يعملان كعمال نظافة في المبنى المجاور. كان يأمل والده أن يكون مستقبل ولده أفضل وأن يصبح عالماً على غرار العالم زكريا الرازي (طبيب وكيميائي في العصور الوسطى). وهذا سبب تسميته زكريا.
لقد اعتدت اللعب معه منذ أن كنت في السادسة من عمري. في بعض الأحيان كان يلعب معنا أطفال الجيران، لكن الأمر لم يكن بهذه السهولة. فقد كانوا يتنمرون عليه. في البداية كنت أدافع عنه، لكنهم بدأوا يسخرون مني لأنني أدافع عن أجنبي غريب. مما دفعني في النهاية للانضمام لبقية الأطفال ومشاركتهم في التنمر عليه.

أتذكر جيداً كيف كان حال زكريا عندما بدأ الأطفال التنمر عليه وهو جالس وقد أخفي وجهه بيديه وأجهش بالبكاء. لقد صُدمت للغاية مما جعلني أروي هذه الواقعة علي والدي، الذين تفاجئوا بفعلتي المشينة، وكيف أنني انضممت لأصدقائي للتنمر عليه بدلا من الدفاع عنه.
ولكنهم بعد هذه الحادثة علماني كيف أن زكريا وأهله قد عانوا كثيرا من الحرب في أفغانستان، ولأنه كان ضيفنا فكان يحتاج إلى مزيد من العناية والرعاية من قبلنا. ولهذا شعرت بالندم الشديد ولمت نفسي على ذلك. لكن لم يستمر ذلك طويلا حتى غادروا المبنى. وبعد مرور سنين عديدة، لم أعد أراه نهائياً. والآن أتمني أن أفعل أي شئ حتي أري زكريا مرة أخرى وأعرف كيف يبدو في هذه اللحظة.
والآن أسأل نفسي،إذا لم يرشدني والدي لهذه المسألة في وقت مبكر، هل كنت سأصبح جاهلاً أو عنصرياً ؟


[1] تشير هذه الحروب إلى الحرب السوفيتية الأفغانية 1979-1989 ، والتي فر خلالها ملايين الأفغان من بلادهم والحروب الأهلية الأفغانية مع طالبان التي أعقبت ذلك في التسعينيات.

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Mani Nouri

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I'm a 26-years old, recent graduate from Iran, with a Master's degree from political science from Concordia, Canada. A writer by the day and reader at night. Let's talk about life!

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