Role of mothers at home
In the first place, every Muslim woman needs such an illuminating way of thinking and intelligent mentality of yours, our sister. In fact, what you have stated is clear. A Muslim woman’s main role is to care for her house and fulfill the responsibility placed on her shoulder by her Lord. This does not mean that we oppose woman’s work; rather, we stress the fact that the main work of a woman is to work in her house. Her product is her children. It is a valuable work indeed. Elaborating more on this, we cite the following:
Apart from her role as a wife, the Muslim woman has a very important role as a mother. The status and value attached to parents in the Muslim world is very high. The Qur'an says: (Your Lord has decreed that you should worship nothing except Him, and (show) kindness to your parents, whether one or both of them attain old age (while they are) still with you, never say to them 'Shame! nor scold either of them. Speak to them in a generous fashion. Protect them carefully and say: 'My Lord, show them mercy, just as they cared for me as a little child.') (Al-Israa’ 17: 23-24).
Again Allah says: (We have enjoined man to respect his parents; his mother bears him with fainting after fainting, while his weaning takes two years. Thank Me as well as your parents; towards Me lies the goal.) (Luqman 31: 14)
“Messenger of Allah, who is the most deserving of good care from me?" The Prophet replied: “Your mother (which he repeated three times)” then your father, then your nearest relatives in order”.
It is reported that a man came to the Prophet and asked:
In another hadith the Prophet has said: “ Paradise lies beneath the feet of mothers.” In other words Paradise awaits those who cherish and respect their mothers.
The Muslim mother has consequently a great feeling of security about the type of care and consideration she can expect from her children when she reaches old age. As the verse of the Qur’an quoted above...
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