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Happy Mother's Day | Paradise lays beneath the feet of mothers

It’s  Sunday May 12th -- Mother’s Day !

While as Muslim we taught to honour all parent, especially our mothers everyday. The command to be good to one's parents begins right from the Qur'an. Allah says:

"Worship God and join not any partners with HIM; be kind to your parents...." {Qur'an 4:36} 

We should not wait for a certain day or time to do, but my mother has been in my thoughts more and more lately .You see, my dear mother is thousands of kilometers away from me ... suffering from cancer. One of the most difficult challenges of making Hijrah or if you want to say expat living is being away from your family. Feeling disconnected and dislocationed from them.  This dislocation — psychic as well as geographic — comes with inevitable lonelinesses, small and large. There are holidays with family missed, and life events — weddings, parties, memorial services, births — that happen without youI find it ironic that as a Muslim I'm commanded to honour my mother to a greater status, yet I'm so far from her. A real challenge indeed!

To note: Islam commands kindness, respect and obedience to parents and specifically emphasizes and gives preference to the mother. Islam raises parents to a status greater than that found in any other religion or ideology.

"We have enjoined on main kindess to his parents; in pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth" {Qur'an 46:15}

All the mothers who are living in poverty, hardship and war.We need honor and support them. We may not ever physically walk with these moms, but speaking words of encouragement and understanding and being their support (emotional and finanical) in this life is our duty.

This mom gig IS hard – for all of us – but I know it's a blessed job.

 Alaways remember your mother ... 

1. Make dua for your mother. 
2. Help her out often and make her life easier.
3. Get to know you mother. Talk and listen to her
4. Call your mother daily.
5. Make visiting your mother a propority.
6.  Take your mom out on a date, just the two of you so you can spend some quality time with her.   
7. If your relationship with your mother is estranged, mend it before it is to late.  
 8. Always remember your mother in law is your spouse’s mother. Treat her with love and respect.   
9. Find out what your mother’s interests and support and share in her experiences.  
10. Give her a big hug and kiss on the forehead.   
11. If she hasn’t been, take her for Hadj or send her on a well deserved all expenses paid holiday.13. Treat your mother - to a day at the spa or day of shopping or even to a drive around the countryside. 
12. If you mother has passed away -- visit her relatives and friends and ask what you can do for them. Give sadaqah jaariya on her behalf, plant a tree, donate a water well, donate towards a masjid, educate an orphan etc. 

And this Mother’s Day, as I thank God for my own mom and other mothers in my life, I will also be praying for each mom who feels the extra weight of knowing her children’s basic needs are not being met…

Happy Mother's Day. You are doing God's work and you're so loved

1 comment:

  1. Bonne fetes de meres my great teacher! I miss you teacher. I'm waiting for your class to start again soon. xox Leila


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