Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Let Every Day Be Mother’s Day

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Let Every Day Be Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day this year was Sunday, May 13. Usually on this day we give our mom a gift to show how much we appreciate her. Many tend to buy flowers, cards, and chocolate. However, as a Muslim girl, my love for my mother is not even equal to those gifts and is not limited to one day. I believe that every day should be Mother’s Day because our mothers are very important. Once a person came to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him) and asked, ‘O Holy Messenger of God who is the most deserving person to get nice treatment from me?’ He replied, ‘Your mother.’ He asked, ‘Who next?’ To this, he got the same reply. When he repeated this question for the fourth time, he was told by the Prophet (PBUH), ‘Your father.’ This shows how much of an importance Islam gives to mothers.

I appreciate all the hard work my mom does for me and I thank her for loving me and being there for me. When I am sick, my mother takes care of me and helps me get better. She drives me to school when I miss the bus and she packs my lunch. Instead of making her favorite dish she will make mine to see me happy. When she buys things, she thinks about what I want instead of what she wants. My mom helps me with my homework because she wants to see me succeed. Even when she is busy she will go out of her way to tend to my needs. There are many more things I can write about my mother but that will take many years to finish. I believe that we should thank our moms every day and should show her appreciation. Just take a couple of minutes out of your day and call your mother and thank her and tell her how much she means to you.

Ujala Yousaf