Archive | May, 2015

Happy mother’s day

20 May

It was narrated by Abu Hurairah (R) that a man came to the Prophet (pbuh) and asked him, “Who amongst his near one had the greatest right over him?” The Prophet replied, “Your mother”. The man then asked, “Who after that?” to which the Prophet replied again, “Your mother”. Asked who is next, the Prophet again replied, “Your mother”. When the man asked who after that, the Prophet said, “Your father”.

I was very recently made to fully understand the above hadith. My youngest sister had a baby recently, Alhamdulillah mother and baby are fine. My mum was there with her throughout the labour. The labour lasted about 48 hours. It may not seem a long time but I know for a fact the effect having one’s mother during labour has on a to be mum. Yes I do, as I was blessed to have her present both times and words alone cannot quantify how much her presence meant to me especially when I was getting weak. I was away on the other side of the world waiting patiently by the phone for updates on how my sister was doing thinking who would have been giving me, my dad and siblings regular updates if mum wasn’t with her? Certainly not the expectant dad who is more occupied with making his wife as comfortable as possible in the circumstance. The physical and moral support and the endless chants of duas must have been a most welcomed support.

I remember during my first labour telling my mum I was tired and can’t pray anymore she said I will keep saying the dua just say it along with me as often as you can. Oh Allah bless my mother for me. A mum’s job is never fully done I think. The job doesn’t end when the children get married, settle in a job and have their own kids. Mum will in shaa Allah always be the go to person for a child whenever they are in a tight position. Well they are always handy for baby sitting duties too if you are lucky to live close to them.

The right of the mother to be served and treated nicely is three times greater than that of the father, for she renders three such services to her children which cannot even be imagined by the father. The mother bears the burden of the child during pregnancy, stands the pains of delivery, and then feeds the child from her breasts.” These three important services are also mentioned in the Holy Qur’an. As afterwards both father and mother play equal parts in training and bringing up the children, emphasis has been laid on the fair treatment for both of them by their children.

Oh Allah I ask you to bless my mum and of course my dad with good health, long life and the ability to be the parents they have always been to us for many more years,  give them a place in aljanah firdaos and accept all their duas on us their offsprings from them. Aameen thuma aameen
No matter how things are between you and your mum always remember that every Muslim’s paradise lies at the feet of your mum so give them the respect and regard Allah swt has asked you to give them and pray for them often. Take a moment to say a dua for all those mothers who didn’t get a chance to be mothers because they died so early in their journey of motherhood and also think about all those children who missed out on the joys of having their mum as their go to person. I can only imagine what it must be like for them. May almighty Allah keep all mums in good health to be the best they can be to their children.

So I wish my mum happy mother’s day because everyday is mother’s day to me
This post is dedicated to all mums for the brilliant job they have been doing since day dot.