Last week was Mother’s Day in Britain and it’s this week in Kuwait. In Islam it is said that paradise lies under the feet of mothers- mothers are given a clearly superior status.For Muslims, every day is Mother’s Day!
”A man once approached Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and asked, “Who is most entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?” The Prophet(pbuh) replied, “Your mother.” The man inquired, “Then who?” “Your mother,” the Prophet(pbuh) replied. “Then who?” inquired the man. “Your mother,” was the reply. “Then who?” asked the man. “Then your father,” replied the Prophet(pbuh).
The Prophet(pbuh) has related that on the day that Allah created the heavens and the earth, He endowed the earth with a portion of His Mercy equal to the space between the heavens and the earth, and it is because of this portion of mercy–which the Creator infused directly into women’s essence–that mothers show affection for their children. Appropriately the Arabic term for womb (rahm) shares the same root as Allah’s name “Ar-Raheem”, the Most Merciful.”
Unfortunately some people treat their mothers despicably. It’s unbelievable really just how awful some sons and daughters can be.
Alhumdillah my Mother appreciates all me and my oldest sister do for her – we do it willingly in return for the greatest gift of all, life…..and I will be overjoyed at whatever little gift my kids give me this weekend- a flower, a card, breakfast or even just a kiss and a smile.