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