Woman in Islam: Role as Mother
Abu Huraira ( ) reported: A man came to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and said, “Which person has the most right to my good company?” The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Your mother.” The man said: “Then who?” He (ﷺ) said: “Then your mother.” The man said: “Then who?” He (ﷺ) said: “Then your mother.” The man said: “Then who?” He (ﷺ) said: “Then your father.”
[Sahih Muslim, Book 032, Number 6180]
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ جَاءَ رَجُلٌ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَالَ مَنْ أَحَقُّ النَّاسِ بِحُسْنِ صَحَابَتِي قَالَ “ أُمُّكَ ” . قَالَ ثُمَّ مَنْ قَالَ “ ثُمَّ أُمُّكَ ” . قَالَ ثُمَّ مَنْ قَالَ ” ثُمَّ أُمُّكَ ” . قَالَ ثُمَّ مَنْ قَالَ ” ثُمَّ أَبُوكَ ”
Apart from her role as a wife, the Muslim woman has
a very important role as mother. The status and value
attached to parents in the Muslim world is very high.
A woman becomes complete when she becomes a mother.
Enjoying her power of creativity and grade of superiority
over man, she experiences those precious feelings and senses,
which nature gives only to woman. There is no doubt that
as a mother, she is superior to man and is the nucleus of her family!
Noble Qur'an says:
"And your Lord has commanded that you shall not serve (any) but Him,
and goodness to your parents. If either or both of them reach old age
with you, say not to them (so much as) "Ugh" nor chide them, and
speak to them a generous word. And make yourself submissively
gentle to them with compassion, and say: O my Lord! Have compassion
on them, as they brought me up (when I was) little.
" Noble Qur'an (17:23-24)
Again Noble Qur'an says:
And We have enjoined man in respect of his parents - his mother bears
him with faintings upon faintings and his weaning takes two years -
saying: Be grateful to Me and to both your parents; to Me is the
eventual coming. And if they contend with you that you should
associate with Me what you have no knowledge of, do not obey them,
and keep company with them in this world kindly, and follow
the way of him who turns to Me, then to Me is your return,
then will I inform you of what you did.
Noble Qur'an (31:14-15)