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Mothers Day

30th June 2013

Duty to both parents, especially the mother, and treating them kindly is an act of worship enjoined in both the Qur'an and Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Sallallahualaihiwassalam. Being dutiful to parents is not confined to a specific time or day. It is an obligation that should be observed at all times, as all people commonly know Islam's teaching on honouring the mother means that their is no need for an innovation, and unislamic custom such as Mother's Day, as is evident from the following Ahadith:

A man came to the Prophet Sallallahualaihiwassalam and said, 'O Messenger of Allah! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good companionship? The Prophet Sallallahualaihiwassalam said: Your mother. The man said, 'Then who?' The Prophet Sallallahualaihiwassalam said: Then your mother. The man further asked, 'Then who?' The Prophet Sallallahualaihiwassalam said: Then your mother. The man asked again, 'Then who?' The Prophet Sallallahualaihiwassalam said: Then your father. (Bukhari, Muslim).

Abu Usaid Saidi said: We were once sitting with Rasulullah Sallallahualaihiwassalam when a man from the tribe of Salmah came and said to him: O Messenger of Allah! Do my parents have rights over me even after they have died? And Rasulullah Sallallahualaihiwassalam said: Yes. You must pray to Allah to bless them with His Forgiveness and Mercy, fulfil the promises they made to anyone, and respect their relations and their friends (Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah).

Abdullah ibn Amr related that the Messenger Sallallahualaihiwassalam of Allah said: The major sins are to believe that Allah has partners, to disobey one's parents, to commit murder, and to bear false witness (Bukhari, Muslim).

From this we can conclude that it is incumbent upon a muslim to look after his/her parents at all times, and our parents, especially our mother is important and special to us everyday all year round throughout our whole lives and not just for one particular day.

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posted by Taalibah on 30th June 2013 - 2 comments


Farida Jogee wrote on 2 Jul 2013
Thats so true. Beautiful words.
Blogger's Reply:
Allah grant us the ability to cherish our parents.
Zakir wrote on 3 Jul 2013
MashaAllah, some great blogs!

We pray to Allah that he give us all the ability to respect and love our parents and also give the parents of today, the understanding of the fast life we live in today.

We pray to Allah for the forgiveness of the sins our parents had committed when they were alive (if they have passed away).

We pray to Allah to give our parents a health life (if they are still with us)

We pray to Allah for the wellbeing of our parents (if and when they are sick).

It is sad though when there are parents who don't understand the value of being a parent and the rights they have over their children and the rights the children have over their parents.

Allah guide us all.

Unfortunately, many parents today watch too much TV and learn unislamic customs and ideas and bring them into their lives, thus hurting those who are innocent.
Blogger's Reply:
Ameen, to all your duas. Allah grant us not to falter and grant us the ability to be good role models for our children, and may Allah swt protect us and our children from Nafs and shaytan. May no parent suffer under the care of their children, may no child suffer under the care of the parents.
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