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WOMEN IN ISLAM: Motherhood (Part 6)

Posted on: April 22, 2009

WOMEN IN ISLAM: Motherhood (Part 6, April 23, 2009)

 

 Note: The political applications and practises by the various Moslem sects do not necessarily correspond to the intention of the original Prophet Muhammad’s message.

      

The Prophet indicated that a woman’s status is further enhanced when she becomes a mother. A man once asked him, “Who deserves the best care from me?” He replied, “Your mother”. The man asked, “Then who?” He replied, “Your mother”. The man asked, “Then who?” He replied, “Your mother”. The man asked, “Then who?” He replied, “Then your father”.

 

The Koran reads: ‘”Believer must not hate a believing woman; if he dislikes one of her characteristics, he should be pleased with another.  When a woman breast feeds, for every gulp of milk she will receive a reward as if she had granted life to being, and when she weans her child, the angels pat her on the hack saying, ‘Congratulations! All your past sins have been forgiven, now start all over again”:  “O women! Remember that the pious among you will enter Jannah before the pious men”  “During pregnancy until the time of childbirth, and until the end of the suckling period, a woman earns reward similar to that of the person who is guarding the borders of Islam”

    

        The Koran orders are to be kind and just to women, as daughters, sisters, wives and mothers. Muslim who seek to make their womenfolk happy may expect to earn the pleasure of Allah, and pleasing Allah is the key to Paradise.  The sourat Luqman says: “And We have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents: in travail upon travail did his mother bear him, and in years twain was his weaning: (hear the command), ‘Show gratitude to Me and to your parents: to Me is (your final) Goal.

 

      

        Although Islam tells us to respect both parents, the mother is given precedence. For months she bears the burden in her womb, sufferings the trials of pregnancy. After the exertion of labour, she suckles the baby for up to two years. She sacrifices her own comforts for the sake of her child. So a man has to recognise, first, the rights that Allah has over him, and then the rights of his parents, especially the mother; he must worship Allah, and occupy himself in obeying and serving his parents to the best of his ability.

 

        Miqdam reported that the Prophet said: “O people, listen: Allah the Most High commands you to treat your mothers well. Allah the Most High commands you to be good to your mothers, and thereafter to your fathers”. Anas reported that the Prophet said: “Paradise lies at the feet of mothers”. What is meant by this is that a believer may attain the pleasure of Allah, and hence Paradise, by pleasing his mother and attending to her needs. Even if one’s mother is not a Muslim, one is obliged to treat her well and take care of her, so long as this does not entail any disobedience to Allah.

3 Responses to "WOMEN IN ISLAM: Motherhood (Part 6)"

The obligation of a man to love and respect his parents (the mother and the father) is mentionned in all the monoteist relgions.
Why the Kuran does not mention the obligation of the man to love and to take care of the wife? This shouldn’t be necessarily instead of respecting his parents but in addition to this respect.

Well of course when the wife becomes a mother, her children will have that obligation to love her and respect her and take kare of her.

what would happen if a wife cannot become a mother for any medical reason? who will love her?? And if her husband takes a second wife, for having children, what will be her status in this family?

Also while the woman takes care of her babies and her young children, must the husband respect his parent at first priority? or should he think first of his wife and children??

I posted 7 articles on women in Islam and tomorrow I’ll post the eighth. Your question and comments were answered and positively.

JazakAllah khair for a wonderful post.

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