Thursday 11 March 2010

The debt we owe to our mothers

Abdullah Ibn 'Umar saw a Yemeni man performing Tawâf (circumambulating the Ka'bah) while carrying his mother on his back. This man said to Abdullah Ibn 'Umar, "I am like a tame camel for her! I have carried her more than she carried me.

Do you think I have paid her back, O Ibn 'Umar?" He replied,

"No, not even one contraction!!"


SubhânAllah (Glory be to God)! The efforts of a man who carries his mother on his back while performing tawâf cannot even repay his mother for a single contraction that she went through for him. See how massively indebted we are to our mothers. This is one of the tremendous values and prestigious position of mothers in Islam!


  1. How so True this is, and how so easily we forget what our mothers have done for us. Not only in birth but through our chilhood too.

  2. not limited to childhood - it extends when we are grown up too. They continue to pray and sacrifice for her.

  3. good...............