27 Dec 2010

Like Cupcakes We Are

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 
Assalaamu'alaikum Wr Wb.

Sweet, soft,moist cupcakes.
Nowadays, cupcakes seem to have more designs than before.
Credits to the chef/baker of course. Really talented those people are... masyaAllah...

Despite being different in colour, having different icing designs and condiments, all the cupcakes are pretty, eye catching and even beautiful to the eye (of course, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder).
Even the most simple cupcake almost never fail to make our mouth water.

Kinda similar to us in a way...
We are all beautiful.
Why? Because we are creations of the best Creator ever: Allah.
We might be different, but we are all beautiful in our own ways.

Like the cupcakes, some may have more 'condiments' than others, while some may have less.
Nonetheless, those extra or lesser 'condiments' are His ways of testing us.
To see if we will praise, be humble and grateful to Him.

Not to become vain, conceited people who forget that everything we have belongs to Him (for those with extra 'condiments').
Or become those who are not grateful for what they already have (those with lesser 'condiments'). Na'udzubillah min dzalik.

"قال هذا من فضل ربي ليبلوني ءاشكر ام اكفر ومن شكر فانما يشكر لنفسه ومن كفر فان ربي غني كريم"
He (prophet Sulaiman a.s) said: "This (is) from my Lord's blessing, to test me do I be grateful, or I disbelieve, and who thanked/became grateful, so but he thanks/becomes grateful for his self, and who disbelieved, so then my Lord (is) rich, honoured/generous ." (source)

Not forgetting those filled cupcakes...
chocolate fudge...
strawberry jam...


Some of these cupcakes might be beautiful both inside and out.
While others might appear simple and perhaps a little less eye catching than others...
but it has a surprise inside that will leave people craving for more.
An inner beauty...
And to me, personally, this is what's important.

For us, the fillings would be fillings of Iman, taqwa and all the good and praiseworthy traits. No, we can't be perfect. But there's no harm in aiming to be the best we can, right?

So let's see...
we already are beautiful in our own way.. add that inner beauty and - masyaAllah tabaarakAllah...we're even better than the best cupcake in the world! (kembang lah tu.hehe)

And remember, you don't have to show all of your beauty to the world. Save it for that special person insyaAllah.

So cheer up!
You are beautiful! (no matter what they say... hehe)
And if someone praises you for it, say thanks to Allah..because everything belongs to Him.
And without Him, you wouldn't even be here.

Assalaamu'alaikum wr.

Note: This post is first and foremost a reminder to myself before others,a reminder for us to be grateful and appreciative of our appearance. At times we (especially Muslimat) might be envious of other people's beauty and might change our own appearances temporarily / permanently to look like them.

 It's also intended to cheer people up...
So, hope it cheered you up! Even if it didn't, hopefully the pictures did. hehee.


  1. beautiful reminder indeed :D
    Subahanallah, Alhamdulillah.

  2. wahh, we are the cupcakes! :) hehe

    love ur post Qursiah!