Rights of a Mother in Islam
Motherhood isn’t an easy journey but a difficult tribulation on women. When a woman becomes mother, she goes through the most difficult and tribulations in order to take care of her child. There is no one other than your mother who has more rights in your life because she is the one who carried you in her womb for nine months, and gave you birth while battling her life, and feed you up the excellent way so that you don’t face trouble. There are no words to describe her journey should goes through when becoming a mother.
Abu Hurairah (RA) reported: “A man came to the Prophet Muhammad (Saw) and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, who among the people is most deserving of my good companionship?’ He said, ‘Your mother.’ The man asked, ‘Then who?’ He said, ‘Your mother.’ He asked, Then who?’ He said, ‘Your mother.’ He asked, ‘Then who?’ He said, ‘Your father.’”
The Hadith narrated by the Abu Hurairah (RA) shows us that a mother has more rights than a father. The Quran says Allah has commanded all mankind to be grateful to their parents. It is because our mothers go through many difficulties during nine months and while feeding us with their milk for several years. Here are four common rights of our mothers on us:
Love and respect
We should love and show a great level of respect to our mothers and the very reason why should we do that is because our mothers made sure we don’t hurt when we were in her womb, and when she fed us with her milk even if she had nothing to eat. She deserves more respect than others because we are always very close to her heart. Mothers love their children unconditionally, and we are falling short of words to help us describe her pain and patience she takes in her life. When we need something, mothers make sure we get it to make us happy. She sacrifices her own happiness for our happiness. You aren’t worthy of calling yourself a good person when you disrespect your beautiful mother. You are merely an animal who only cares for his belly.
Deserves proper care
If you need to learn what a proper care is, the best teacher you can find on the face of earth is your mother. She knows how hard it is to take a proper care of you when you are a child and in your days of youth. Your mother needs same care when become helpless. You will have to look after her priorities and affairs, and you can’t simply say no because you should remember, she always was there to look after your childhood affairs. She needs food, clothing, and other important stuff; you will have to ensure you don’t neglect them. She has right to eat good food, wear good clothing, and gain access to everything that is good for her health, and life.
Never break her heart
All those people who offend their mothers won’t find a little space in Jannah translated Paradise on the day of judgement. You will instead get a harsh punishment for the act of offending your mother. You can’t say even UFF to your mother because the Quran forbids you from that behaviour. It is a pure evil act that has been forbidden in Islam. You want to ensure her heart is always filled with joy and happiness. Your behaviour becomes uglier when you break her heart for some reasons. If you mother does wrong something, deal with the situation wisely so that she doesn’t repeat the same mistake next time and at the same time she doesn’t feel offended. You have to keep a balance when you deal with such issues with your parents.
Spend on her
Whenever you mother asks you for something, make sure you get that for her. When you have money in your pocket and your mother desires something, say for example, food in a restaurant, take her there and serve her a good food. If she asks you for clothing, make sure you buy her best clothes. Take a proper care of her important expenses, and never ever become stingy when it comes to spending your money on her important expenditures.
In conclusion, the rights of our mothers are not limited to these four; they have countless other rights we can’t describe. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, Paradise lies under the feet of your mother. That means if you serve your mother the best way you can, you will get a high reward on the day of judgement. You can’t expect so much of love, and compassion from anyone except your mother, so remember her, she will remember you in her prayers, and you know the power of our mother’s prayers.