By Guest Author: Nourin Nafih
Just think, when was the last time you said “I love you mama” or when was the last time you gave your mom a tight hug. Someway or other, we always find articles or statements stressing the importance of a mother.
Still…we don’t take them in.
It’s high time we thank our mothers for what we all are today. It’s not just about buying an expensive gift on her birthday or for mother’s day. It is about the time and closeness we show towards her that makes her happy.
Recently I found a status message on one of my FB friends. It goes like this:
“2 years old: “Mummy I love you…”
“16 years old: “Mom please leave me alone….”
“25 years old: “mama you were right….”
“40 years old: “I need my mother…”
It actually made me think for hours, no I should say days. In each and every stage of life our opinion keeps changing. How strange? We are all humans and tend to make mistakes, but there is always a chance to repent and make amends.
Mother is someone who has sacrificed so much for her children. Motherhood starts from pregnancy and never ends. She suffers all the pain and gives birth and then nurses her child for years. When a child starts to become independent he/she feels that their mother is nagging them.
By the time they realize their mothers’ importance it is usually often too late.
Let it not happen to any one of us. So express your love to your mother whenever possible like she did when you were dependent.
I would like to conclude narrating an Islamic hadith:
‘Anas Ibn Malik (r a) said “A woman came to Aisha (r a ) and she gave her three dates. The lady gave each of her children a date and kept one for herself. The children ate the two dates and then looked at their mother. She took her date, split it into two and gave each child half of it. When The prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa salam ) returned and Aisha (r a) told him about it. He (s a w) said Aare you surprised at that? Allah will show mercy on her because of her mercy towards her children”.
May Allah shower his mercy on all mothers..