Friday, June 10, 2005

Good Ol' Days of Sweet Wrappers

Good Ol' Days of Sweet Wrappers

Today I was very fortunate to be able to get some more chocolates. Yes, I really do enjoy my chocolate feast, not that I'm as bad as I used to be a couple of years back, I now have a limit (honest).

So, here I was, like any other kid, in my room, with the door closed, and my tin of chocolates in front of me. I took one out from the tin and carefully took of the wrapper. I love to keep these wrappers, even though that these wrappers only fascinate me for like ten minutes (which I guess is still quite a long time).

The first wrapper was a nice orangey colour... I took off the wrapper and obviously ate my chocolate. Then I remember how we used to play with these colourful transparent chocolate wrappers. The way we would look through them and see a totally different colour of this world. Something that would seem so beautiful through this wrapper would be the same old boring thing that we would look at everyday in our lives and most of all ignore.

Interesting thought, how a colourful wrapper can you world look different from reality whilst being such a small and uncomplicated thing, just a wrapper.


Our beloved Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam has said:

"The life of the world is sweet and green. Allah makes you generations succeeding one another so that He may try you in respect of your actions."

It can be complicated to understand this Hadith, yet just as simple. If a mere wrapper can make my everyday bedroom look fascinating, then indeed the powerful eye can make this word seem sweet and green.

So will we fall into the delusion of our eyes? or will we realise that once this wrapper of sweet greenness is removed from our eyes there will be nothing in this world that will seem beautiful.

I pray to Allah that He saves us from the false deception and colour of this world, and that He allows us to see the true reality of this world before it is too late. Aameen.


mujahidah an nafs said...

Assalam u alaikum,

Ameen to the duas.

Mashallah, a truely inspirational blog, I learn something new everytime I read it,alhmadullilah.

I pray that ALLAH (swt) bleses me with the virtue of Ihsaan, so that I too may see the wonderous blessings of the allmighty in everything that I do.Ameen.


Sajeda said...

Assalamu Alaikum

Ameen to the dua's in post and those by mujahidah an nafs.

Jazak'Allah Khair for taking the time out to share such enlightening posts.


Asi said...


Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Mujahidah an nafs

Jazakallah for the comments. Aameen to all the Du'aas.

Sister Sajeda

Jazakallah for the commenst and may Allah make them a source of guidance and salvation for all who read it.

Sister Aasiya

Ameen to all Du'aas. Always an honour to see you here.


Emotionless Stranger said...


Great post, brought back memories of them magic wrappers.

but hey isnt that the innocence of childhood, something when lost changes the whole outlook to life.. tis just the way things are and i guess we gota deal with them as they are.

Ameen to the duahs. May Allah make are duties in this life easy for us all..

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Jazakallah for your comments. And Ameen to Du'aas.

Indeed it is part of the innocence of childhood that one can see a whole new world through a wrapper, but it is the sinning that removes one's innocence.

May Allah guide us all. Aameen.


Modest Hijabi said...

Assalamualaikum brother Zain

Zain said...

Wa Alaykum As Salaam Sisiter Modest Hijabi.

Haven't visited your blog in ages. Hope all is well. Remember me in your Du'aas.


muslim-lady said...

assalamualykum.....whats the false deception and colour of the world?

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

The false deception and colours of the world vary from each individual. For some it may be that they see materialistic things to be beneficial, to some it may be just cars, houses etc. Some people could be deceived by love etc.

All these are deceptions when one looks as these as the 'true' and only beneficial thing whilst doing this they overlook the hereafter.

May Allah save us all. Aameen.