It is an unconditional love. It is so huge we can’t comprehend it and can’t even explain it. It just happens to some of us. It is the love of a mother to her children. Motherhood is one of the most stressful and taxing status, yet mothers endure it with a grin. This kind of love is so strong it never fades away even when their children become adults.
Countries around the world dedicated a special day to celebrate mother’s day. Every country celebrates in a different day. In Jordan, it is on March 21st and in the US it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, this year it is today May 8th.
In Islam, the love and respect of mothers is repeated many times in the Quran and in the Sunna. We even learned that we have to love our mothers more than our fathers, even maybe three times more.
A man came to Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and asked: ‘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).
With such great appreciation to our mothers, no wonder then that being a good Muslim is not enough to reach our final goal destination without our mothers’ love. A man called Mu’aweyah Bin Jahemah (معاوية بن جاهمة) once asked Prophet Muhammad’s (صلى الله عليه وسلم) opinion on going to Jihad. The Prophet asked him if he has a mother and when he answered positive, Prophet Muhammad told him to stay with her and said “heaven lies under her feet.”
If you live close to your mother, surprise her with a small gift. You don’t need an occasion or a special day to show her your love. Do it now, bring a smile to her face. You will remember this day forever.
Happy Mother’s Day, every day!