There’s something about these parakeet birds that I want to tell you, my friends. Yesterday, an Arab lady sent them at our apartment in the middle of the night.
The story started like this … I heard someone knocked hard on the door for a couple of times. My housemate and I were in our own room. At first, I didn’t pay attention to the sound. I thought it was just another loud noise from our neighbors. Further, there is a door bell outside our apartment, if that person was aiming our apartment, logically, the person would press the door bell! Since the loud knocking didn’t stop, my ears soon heard the slow knocking became a volume! So I went to the door, and had a peek through the door peephole, I saw an Arab lady holding a cage. She must be the person that my housemate has expected …
Soon after, the cage was left on the kitchen counter. I went to the kitchen to get some water, and I saw these two little fellows sat very close to each other. It triggered my curiosity to have a closer look at them. So I went closer to the cage. MasyaAllah, their bodies were trembling. They were hiding their face from me. They were sitting very close to each other as if there was not enough space for two! I guessed they were seeking comfort from each other. They didn’t utter a sound. Silent. And so was I. The house was also quiet. The silence became unbearable. Suddenly, sadness crept into my heart. I felt sorry for them.
They were there, in front of me. And I was talking to myself, silently …
Look at them! Allah has created them beautifully. Their beauty triggers awe in me. Amazing small creatures. Small and yet so perfectly designed. Their feathers. The color of the furs. Their faces. Their tiny feathery bodies. And then my eyes were dragged to their wings. What beautiful colors they are! [ I whisper to myself. ] Birds are designed to fly in the high, wide sky … but they can’t fly in this small cage. Sad. I feel sad. They have no use of their wings. Allah has created the wings for birds to fly wherever they want, spread their wings for freedom
[And then my eyes zoomed out to the whole of them.] Allah has created them with incredible beauty. MasyaAllah. Regretfully, their beauty has made them living in a cage. Their beauty is causing their life a misery. Their beauty has attracted evil attention that locked them away. Their beauty made them unable to use all the beautifully design body parts created by Allah Al-Khaliq. Allah Al-Khaliq has created them for free. But my housemate became the legal owner of these Parakeet birds and snatched away their freedom with only negligible cost to freedom, $15.00. Is their freedom that cheap?
These expressed thoughts of mine were so profound. These ideas made me so overwhelmed with thankfulness. These triggers a deep reflection on what Allah has granted to me. Alhamdulillahirabilamin, Alhamdulillah Kul Li Hal
by the way, their cage is pink!
The original text was posted on my Facebook on April 6, 2016.