Mother’s Day has lost its religious meaning in Western nations
Mother’s Day is being celebrated in some nations today, but keeping up with the date can be tricky. Not only does it land on a different date each year, different countries around the world celebrate it at different times.
Unlike the Christian holidays of Christmas and Thanksgiving, Mothering Sunday falls on different dates in different countries every year.
In countries like the UK and Nigeria, the holiday takes place on the fourth Sunday in the festival of Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday.
In many Western countries, however, Mother’s Day has become more secular and commercialized, and has lost its religious meaning.
In Iran and some Muslim countries, Mother's Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Fatimah, the daughter of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Through the teachings of Islam, Muslims are taught that parents are such a blessing that we can never repay them and return their favor.
Their struggles and difficulties endured through your upbringing, especially the mother – enduring through 9 months of pregnancy, laboring through birth, sacrificing her comfort and sleep, cannot be repaid.
Islam commands us to respect and obey our parents, especially mothers. Allah commands us not even to say “Uff!” to our parents, which is a very minor word of annoyance. Anything worse than that is obviously prohibited. Our respect for our parents should be impeccable in every circumstance, to the best of our ability.
Allah also commands humans to be good to their parents, even if they are unbelievers and command us to commit sins.
Chapter 4, verse 36 of the Quran says: "Worship Allah and associate nothing with him, and be good to parents."
In chapter 17, verse 23, Allah says: “And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour”.