Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Heaven Lies Under the Feet of the Mother

It was Mother's Day yesterday =) People all over the Arab World celebrated the day by making their mums feel extra special with showers of gift and love. In keeping with the spirit of the occasion, I want to write a post showcasing the great respect Mothers are given in Islam.

It begins with the hadith of the Prophet Mohammad Peace and Blessings be upon him: "Heaven lies under your mother's feet" (Ahmad, Nasai) Imagine now, you're mother standing in front of you and Heaven surrounds her. Allah has bestowed this great rank on her.

A second hadith that showcases the respect Islam gives to mothers is the following:
A man came to the Prophet and said, ‘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).

My little brother and sisters know this song =P


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