Mother’s Day is an annual holiday that esteems mothers and maternal figures as irreplaceable caretakers/educators of future generations.
Islam recognizes the great role mothers play in the upbringing of their children and the future of mankind and that society’s success depends greatly on mothers. In many cases, mothers are the ones who nurture and influence their children the most in comparison to the fathers.
In Islam, women and especially mothers are given a much higher status than men. Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) has stated, “Paradise lies under the feet of mothers.” This paradise refers to both the social paradise in the family and community and heavenly paradise. Therefore, mothers have been placed at a position of the highest respect.
With their example, mothers can instill lifelong values/morals into their children so their lives may be prosperous.
Celebrating Mother’s Day shouldn’t be confined to a single day; rather mothers should be respected year-round for the unconditional love they give their children. Showing sincere gratitude to mothers is a full-time duty to honor throughout life.
Mothers are the integral backbone of society and mold the world’s heirs.