Look and See


It's a dangerous world we are living in.
when we look at so many things,
yet we see so little.


Now and again, i get friends showing me pictures from Instagram. Look at her beautiful wedding dress! Look at his beautiful wife! Look at her white flawless glowy skin! Look at her baby's shirts, it's Burberry! Look at their new house, it's at somewhere-awesome-i-cant-even-tell! Look at her new bags, it's that $9k Gucci/Prada/LV! Look at their honeymoon pictures, they are so sweet!


it's so easy for us to look into someone else's lives nowadays, as much as it is easy for others to look into ours. It's scary how naturally we'd do things that we wouldn't think of years back. have we imagined ourselves snapping pictures of food before we eat? or coming back home to just naturally comment on our day, not to our roommates, but to the computer instead. it's interesting. i didn't imagine i'd be one of them, but sadly, somehow somewhere along the way, i did. ~haih~

back to the instagram thingy. i guess my reactions to those kinds of things differ everytime. sometimes i forget too. looking at the pictures is okay. commenting on how pretty whatever it is that we see, is still okay. but the saddest thing one can do when looking at pictures of others are when words like these are uttered:

"bestnya hidup dia"
"nak macam tu jugak"
"untungnya dia"
"perfectnya life dia"


i don't know about guys, but these are what girls utter most of the time. when we look into other's lives so much that we fail to appreciate what we have, to see what we have. we are so into those expensive things others have that we forget that we have the most expensive thing of all, our parents by our side, our family who loves us unconditionally. we look so much at others wearing all those pretty transparent dresses, with the pretty accessories that we forget that we have the best accessory of all, our hijabs covering us up. and at times, i wondered at how little we guard our heart, when we look too much at things, that we fail to see which are sins and which are not.

sometimes i just wish i could slap some senses into people who are looking up at others too much. looking at things that others have - the expensive, the pretty, the awesome- things they don't have, things they wish they have. but guess what;

the most important things in life aren't things.

it scares me of how shallow we all can be eventually, when we let ourselves in too deep, into this dangerous world. and what's more dangerous is that we don't even realize the things that we do, the changes that we are making; just because we are looking to much into Dunya, and seeing too little of the HereAfter. 

and the changes are evident, little by little;

bila stokin mula hilang
lengan mula terdedah
tudung mula singkat
baju mula ketat

dan hati mula keras. :(


Dear Allah, keep our gaze lowered,
from Dunya and all its lies.

to you and me;
stop looking. start seeing.

وَهُوَ الَّذِي أَنشَأَ لَكُمُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَالْأَفْئِدَةَ قَلِيلًا مَّا تَشْكُرُونَ

Dan Dialah yang telah menciptakan bagi kamu sekalian, 
pendengaran, penglihatan dan hati. 
Amat sedikitlah kamu bersyukur.




Anonymous said...

best la yan :'). i signed in for instagram recently...thanx for dis reminder.

Anonymous said...

I literally cried after I passed through the 4th paragraph. It struck me right in the heart. Right where the problem lies.

Thank you Izyan.
For writing this. I feel you... coz I myself am having the exact same problem.

Kadang-kadang sedih sebab rasa betapa nipisnya iman kita ini pada bila-bila masa saja. But reading this, it just made me feel better.

Thanks again. May Allah bless you for this.

izyan.ariff said...

anonymous 1:
heheh :) must've scared you a bit huh? sorry~~

Anonymous 2:
I hope it eases you dear.
waiyyaki. semoga kite semua macho and bergaya to fight all this unthankfulness syndromes :)

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