Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

IN my opin­ion the recognition of moth­ers should not be on spe­cific days like Mother's Day. In­stead, it should be all year long.

Due to the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of moth­ers, the sta­tus of moth­ers is very high in Is­lam.

On an oc­ca­sion Prophet Muham­mad said: "Par­adise lies un­der the feet of moth­ers".

In this small sen­tence, lies a great mes­sage.

While on one hand it says that by serv­ing one's mother one can earn Par­adise, but also that a mother is in con­trol of her child so much so that she can make or break the child's life.

It is mother who de­vel­ops strength in her child so that the child re­mains strong dur­ing the ups and downs of life and does not lose hope.

It is mother who cul­ti­vates the moral val­ues in her child like em­pa­thy, love, re­spect, kind­ness, du­ties and sense of rights of oth­ers.

While Mother's Day can serve as re­minder for those who have for­got­ten their mother in busy and fast life, it should not be the only day to ap­pre­ci­ate one's mother. AMNA KHAN South Lake

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