[Reflection] Neda Hasni on why a Mothers Love is Undefinable
Neda Hasni reflects on the high status and role of a mother, explaining why a mother’s love is bar none. Inspired by the above Sufi Comic, Neda brings forth various narrations combined with her own feelings about treating a mother with utmost respect and honour.
“If you have a mother, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.”
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his family) has said: “The look of a child towards his parents out of love for them is an act of worship.”
“Mother” whose love can never be replaced nor compared, Unconditional, filled with sacrifice, far beyond defining, one can never be thankful enough and understand the depth of a mothers love.
One should tremor even at the thought of causing discomfort in any form. Do every good that you can before it’s too late. Thank her by your words and good deeds. Thank Allah for being blessed with the bounty of a mother . The best Shukr one can do is become the person Allah wants us to be. The best form of happiness we can give to our mother is to improve ourselves and take our souls to a higher level of existence where it is satisfied with every decision of Allah. Never ever lose an opportunity to serve her .
The above Sufi Comic reminds us of how much a mother does for her child and her importance in Islam, Her rights which we easily forget and always think we can recompense which is far beyond our imagination.
The Prophet is reported to have said: ”The love of God for His creatures is seventy times greater than that of a mother for her child”.
How thankful we should be at all times to Allah swt whose love is magnanimous.
We complain with a minor glitch in our plans. We will not be able to show her gratitude, unless through God’s help. Hence we must constantly be in the state of thanks and look out for ways to help, assist and please our mother. To constantly appease her.
Imam as-Sadiq (peace be upon him) has said: “Goodness towards the parents is an indication of a person’s excellent cognizance of Allah. This is because there is no worship that can take a person towards the happiness of Allah faster than exhibiting respect towards his Muslim parents for the sake of Allah.”
How can we expect to excel and wish our prayers to be granted when we are constantly the reason for her pain and sorrow or discomfort?
Very commonly known to us is the quote of Imam Sadiq (a.s) where he emphasizes the utterance of the smallest insignificant word “ugh” to be forbidden to be used against parents.
We are not conscious of our little words & actions towards our mother whose constant thought is of our success, our safety, our well being and prosperity.
Life is short. Take charge, you cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.