Today is Mother’s day. When my mummy was alive I celebrated too, her birthdays and mother’s day. Her non existence made realized that we don’t need any particular day to make her feel special but every single day. Life is too short to express love to your loved.
Being a mom, I realized that the contributions and sacrifices a mom gives for her families can never be said even half of them. Mother’s love is so pure and selfless that sometimes tears come out of my eyes when I try to feel…
In Islam, mothers has the higher honor than even father because of all the responsibilities she has towards her child. There are certain quranic verses and hadees (hadith) which tells us about it.
Sharing few of the hadith that keeps reminding my duties towards my mummy, even she’s gone.
- The Prophet Muhammad said, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him: Your Heaven lies under the feet of your mother (Ahmad, Nasai).
- A man came to the Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger of God! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good companionship? The Prophet said: Your mother. The man said, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man further asked, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man asked again, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your father. (Bukhari, Muslim).
- Abu Usaid Saidi said: We were once sitting with Rasulullah when a man from the tribe of Salmah came and said to him: O Messenger of Allah! do my parents have rights over me even after they have died? And Rasulullah said: Yes. You must pray to Allah to bless them with His Forgiveness and Mercy, fulfill the promises they made to anyone, and respect their relations and their friends (Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah).
- Abdullah ibn Amr related that the Messenger of Allah said: The major sins are to believe that Allah has partners, to disobey one’s parents, to commit murder, and to bear false witness (Bukhari, Muslim).
- It is narrated by Asma bint Abu Bakr that during the treaty of Hudaibiyah, her mother, who was then pagan, came to see her from Makkah. Asma informed the Messenger of Allah of her arrival and also that she needed help. He said: Be good to your mother (Bukhari, Muslim).
These are my views and thoughts. What’s yours? Do you really need a particular day for your mom to express love? Or you treat her special every day and like every day is Mother’s day!!