Mothers are the biggest gift of God for human beings. A mother makes a child learn the true meaning of loves, sacrifice and loyalty. Lucky are those who see their mothers getting older in front of their eyes otherwise there are many who can’t even see their mothers in their lives. Both parents have great significance in Islamic world but mother has given special significance. A mother plays a primary role in prosperity and wellbeing of a child. She is the one choses an appropriate person as his father. She takes care of a child since the day he is conceived. A mother is the one who remains awake during days of her child’s illness. No matter how many children a mother has, she has equal love for all without any discrimination. Mothers are the most precious reward of God even to the sinners and those who don’t have virtuous attributes. If one has a mother, it is a sign that God is kind for that person.
On the other hand if we see the behavior of children towards their parents especially mothers these days, the situation is heartbreaking. Children take their parents’ love for granted and don’t take the necessary care when they get older. Western culture is the worst example of such scenarios where children leave their parents in old houses after they become adult. The sacrifices and love of their parents especially mother which they gave their children is normally forgotten just in few seconds. Not only western culture, Muslim societies have equally developed the same attributes of teasing mothers and not fulfilling their rights during the time of need. Despite of strict warnings from Allah Muslims have become careless about rights of their parents.
Our Prophet (peace be upon him) have clearly warned followers about rights of their parents and have declared right of mother three times more than father. Hazrat Abu Huraira R.A reported that a person came to the Messenger of Allah and asked, “Who amongst the people is most deserving of my good treatment?” The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Your mother.” And when the companion repeated the question the Prophet (peace be upon him) repeated the same answer, “Again your mother, again your mother, then your father, then your nearest relatives according to the order (of nearness). (Muslim)
But how do we re-pay our mothers? Do we care for her now that she has reached old age? Do we run to her service, bend to put her socks on and tie her shoes? Do we try to make her smile when she feels down? We have read the following saying of our Prophet (peace be upon him), but have we truly acted upon it?
We should reward the precious time our mothers gave for the sake of our happiness as mothers are the gateways to Paradise because a person has heavens under the feet of his mother.
Source: Saudi Gazette
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