In the Name of Allah Most Beneficent Most Merciful
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon Prophet Muhammad his family and companions.
Islam give high respect and honour to mothers of every believing men and women. The foundation of Islam stands intact with family and neighbourhood values. Islam is not just about making claims of the personal relationship with God. But to show the fruits of that personal relationship by loving and caring for family, parents and children. Five mighty chapters (Surah) of the Quran are named after Family ,Mother or Women.
They are: Aali Imran (Family of Imaran) Quran Chapter 3
An-Nisaa (The Women) Quran Chapter 4
Maryam (Mary) Quran Chapter 19
Al Mujaadila (The Pleading Woman) Quran Chapter 58
Sura At-Talaq (the Divorce)
Let’s see what does Islam say about mothers!
Mothers Duty to the Infants and their Rights from the Husbands during Breastfeeding:
Quran 2:233 Mothers shall suckle their children for two whole years; (that is) for those who wish to complete the suckling. The duty of feeding and clothing nursing mothers in a seemly manner is upon the father of the child. No-one should be charged beyond his capacity. A mother should not be made to suffer because of her child, nor should he to whom the child is born (be made to suffer) because of his child. And on the (father’s) heir is incumbent the like of that (which was incumbent on the father). If they desire to wean the child by mutual consent and (after) consultation, it is no sin for them; and if ye wish to give your children out to nurse, it is no sin for you, provide that ye pay what is due from you in kindness. Observe your duty to Allah, and know that Allah is Seer of what ye do.
Forbidden to Marry Mothers:
Quran 4:23 Forbidden to you (for marriage) are: your mothers, your daughters, your sisters, your father’s sisters, your mother’s sisters, your brother’s daughters, your sister’s daughters, your foster mother who gave you suck, your foster milk suckling sisters, your wives’ mothers, your step daughters under your guardianship, born of your wives to whom you have gone in – but there is no sin on you if you have not gone in them (to marry their daughters), – the wives of your sons who (spring) from your own loins, and two sisters in wedlock at the same time, except for what has already passed; verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
To be Dutiful to Mothers:
Quran 4:36 Worship Allah and join none with Him in worship, and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, Al-Masakin (the poor), the neighbour who is near of kin, the neighbour who is a stranger, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (you meet), and those (slaves) whom your right hands possess. Verily, Allah does not like such as are proud and boastful;
Quran 19:32 And [made me] dutiful to my mother, and He has not made me a wretched tyrant.
Quran 46:15 And We have enjoined on man to be dutiful and kind to his parents. His mother bears him with hardship and she brings him forth with hardship, and the bearing of him, and the weaning of him is thirty (30) months, till when he attains full strength and reaches forty years, he says: “My Lord! Grant me the power and ability that I may be grateful for Your Favour which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and that I may do righteous good deeds, such as please You, and make my off-spring good. Truly, I have turned to You in repentance, and truly, I am one of the Muslims (submitting to Your Will).”
Prayers for Parents, children and for all Believers:
Quran 71:28 “My Lord! Forgive me, and my parents, and him who enters my home as a believer, and all the believing men and women. And to the Zalimun (polytheists, wrong-doers, and disbelievers, etc.) grant You no increase but destruction!”
The Wives of Prophets are Mothers of the believers:
Quran 33:6 The Prophet is closer to the believers than their selves, and his wives are (as) their mothers. And the owners of kinship are closer one to another in the ordinance of Allah than (other) believers and the fugitives (who fled from Mecca), except that ye should do kindness to your friends. This is written in the Book (of nature).
By this declaration of Quran, all true believers are the spiritual children of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him). No other religion or faith guarantee such a wonderful family for the believers!
THE VIRTUES OF MOTHERS IN THE WORDS OF THE PROPHET (PEACE AND BLESSINGS OF ALLAH BE UPON HIM)