In honor of Mother’s Day in the US we decided to put this post together to really applaud our mothers and to reiterate the importance of mothers in Islam. We ask that you disregard your feelings or beliefs regarding whether the celebration of Mother’s Day is permissible or not. Mother’s Day is everyday in Islam, as we all know.
Our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) even advised us of the importance of our mothers: 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).
It’s no secret how much our mothers endure from our birth until we move out or get married, but even then their love and worry doesn’t end. The least we can do is show our respect and love for our mothers as much as we can. For the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) also said: “Paradise lies at the feet of your mother.”
From when we’re learning to walk, to the very first day of school to one of the most important days of our lives: our wedding day.
For those fortunate enough, our mothers are usually at the forefront in all phases of our wedding planning for advice, tips and the do’s and don’ts – as they are throughout our lives.
Mothers everywhere symbolize strength more than anyone else and for that they must be applauded. So this is for every mom out there, thank you. Thank you for everything that you do!
Always remember: In the holy Qur’an, we are told by Allah (SWT) to address our parents with honor and kindness, and never a word of contempt.
*Featured image courtesy of Marcella Treybig Photography.