in my opinion is not just some commerical gimic, it is actually a very important day. Although everyday should be Mother's Day and we should spoil our mums all the time. Sometimes we cant. Mother's Day reminds us that we should!
The Motherís Position in Islam
Amongst the clearest examples of Islam's honouring women is the great status of the mother in Islam. Islam commands kindness, respect and obedience to parents and specifically emphasizes and gives preference to the mother as shall be shown in this article. Islam raises parents to a status greater than that found in any other religion or ideology
Status of Mothers in Hindu Scripture
"A son must always serve his mother even if she has been an outcast."
"The professor is equivalent of ten teachers, the father is equal to hundred professors, the mother exceeds a thousand fathers in honour."
"All other sins are expiable but he who is cursed the mother never liberated."
"An outcast father may be forsaken, but not the mother, she is never an outcast to the son".
"One conquers this world through respect for the mother, the middle religion (the firmament) through respect for the father, and through service to the preceptor one gains the region of Brahman."
Role of mothers in Sikhism
"Tin kaa janam safal hai jo chaleh satgur bhae. Kul udaateh aapppnaa dhan jaynde maae"||
"Fruitful are the lives of those who walk in harmony with the True Gurus will. Their families are saved; blessed are the mothers who gave birth to them"
A mother in Christianity:
We as women help to complete and fulfill the expression of humanity that reflects God Himself. We bring unique gifts, which John Paul II calls the "feminine genius," that are apparent physically through our ability to be mothers, emotionally in our call to "prior[itize] love" and spiritually in our capacity to focus on each person as a child of God.
As can be seen above in most of the prominent religions of the world the mother is one of the most important aspects of a personís life. And though many believe that Motherís Day
is a secular idea is it so wrong to celebrate your mother and how important she is to you? Whether you just buy her a simple Mother's Day Gift
or give her something really elaborate. Just remember that the main thing your mother cares about is "you" - so spend the day with her, showing her how much you care.
Date posted: 20/01/2010