All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother.

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There is not a Muslim alive who doesn’t understand the importance of their mothers. In fact, it’s one of the main reasons I was attracted to Islam in the first place.

You only get one mother in your life and she is irreplaceable. Allah chose her for you before you were even born. She suffered nine months to bring you into this world and she cared for your every whim. Only a parent will truly appreciate this challenge. That’s why Allah gives mothers significance in Islam.

Your mother made du’a for you before you were even born. She prayed for you. She asked Allah Almighty to grant her a child and from that moment she loved you unconditionally…

This is why in Islam we don’t have “Mother’s Day’ a day out of the year to spoil our mums, take them out and send them a card. No. Islam rejects this. The west view this as an oppressive thing against women… however, the truth could not be further from the matter. Every day is mother’s day in the Muslim world. Mothers are honored, cherished, respected, loved 365 days of the year, not only one.

Prophet Muhammad (Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam) told us, “Paradise lies under the feet of your mother.”

The most important part of a person’s Islam is Tawheed (Associating none with Allah) Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla has associated good treatment of parents along with Tawheed. SubhanAllah.

“Your Lord has decreed not to worship other than Him and to be good to your parents.” – Surah 17 Ayah 23; Holy Qur’an.

In the Muslim world, it is an honor for the children (generally speaking) to honor the parents when they reach old age. There are no nursing homes. They reach old age int he family home, with their family as their carers. This is the norm.

Prophet Muhammad (all Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam) said, “Jannah would not be entered by someone who is disrespectful, disobedient and unkind to his parents.”

It is not enough to simply not abuse your parents, shout at them and feel like you are doing a good job in loving them. No. This is a punishable sin, as a Muslim/Muslimah we have to make an effort. Be kind, obedient and do all that we can to make them happy and to fulfill their rights.

This is Islam. This is Tawheed.

How sinful are those youth who speak gently with their friends… yet they shout at their mothers. SubhanAllah this type is a goner, a loser. These people have committed one of the major sins in Islam.

The biggest sin in Islam is Shirk (assosiating partners with Allah) and second after that is being disobediant to parents. Abu Bakrah Ath-Thaqafi, may Allah be pleased with him, said that the Prophet (Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam) said, “Should I not tell you about the most major sins of all?” and he salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Associating others with Allah and being disrespectful and disobedient to your parents.”

Regardless of their religion. Regardless of who they are, how much they earn they deserve to be treated well. Love your mother, the most beautiful person on this earth. Our best critic, yet our strongest supporter.

A man once came to the Prophet (Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam), asking him, “Who among all people is more worthy of my companionship, my good companionship?” The Prophet salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Your mother.” The man asked, “Then who?” The Prophet salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Your mother.” The man asked, “Then who?” The Prophet salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam said for the third time, “Your mother.” The man then asked, “Then who?” At this, the Prophet said, “Your father.” Therefore, the mother has 75% of our good companionship while the father has 25% of it.

Allah says in the Quran, “And we have enjoined on man to be dutiful and kind to his parents. His mother bares him with hardship and she brings him forth with hardship. And the bearing of him and the weaning of him is thirty months.” – Surah 46 Ayah 15; Holy Qur’an.


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