Every Da‘ī Ilallāh – Please submit to a local newspaper. Please note that individuals may add their personal touches by tweaking the wording etc. If you have anything to add please run it by the National Team, JazakAllah.
Letter Title: “Mother’s Day“
Every year for one day in May, Americans celebrate the sacrifices and love of mothers on Mother’s Day. This is a noble tradition—one that we Muslims find particularly dear. In fact, Muslims believe that mothers are sacred and are worthy of celebration year round. The holy founder of Islam, Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him), famously said that “Paradise lies beneath the feet of your mothers”—meaning that to gain God’s love, we should revere and treasure our mothers, who sacrifice so much to raise us.
The Quran, Islam’s holy book, reinforces the importance of parents. “And We have enjoined on man to be good to his parents. His mother bears him with pain, and brings him forth with pain. And the bearing of him and his weaning takes thirty months”[31:15]. Indeed, Prophet Muhammad once told a man who had completed Hajj, or pilgrimage, while carrying his elderly mother on his back that this act did not even repay his mother for even a single kick he had given her while he was in the womb.
This Mother’s Day, let’s take a moment and remember all the sacrifices and accomplishments of our mothers by doing our best to return that love, kindness, and patience.
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A child can never repay the sacrifices of their mother. The Holy Quran says, "And We have enjoined on man to be good to his parents. His mother bears him with pain, and brings him forth with pain. And the bearing of him and his weaning takes thirty months." [31:15] #MothersDaypic.twitter.com/7cNMwMv3TB
A mother goes through months of discomfort in pregnancy, hours of unbearable pain in childbirth, and years of never getting a good night’s sleep. According to the Holy founder of Islam, Prophet Muhammadﷺ, we owe our mothers a debt we can never repay. #MothersDay2021pic.twitter.com/bDoRWdv7ql
All moms all superheroes. Many in our contemporary world define successful mothers as career-oriented, doctors, engineers, etc. putting less value on the invaluable work of being a stay-at-home mother, leaving them feeling insignificant and unsupported. #MothersDaypic.twitter.com/3uROzT6UoO