Thursday, May 6, 2010

Missing Mother

Though appreciated during her lifetime, no one will know how much he or she will miss mother until its too late. Memories of all her goodness live on but there will be a part of us that's missing.

The Passing of a Courageous Woman

Three months ago my own mother departed after an intense struggle of 3 weeks in the hospital. When we are ill we can only do what we can to get well - see the doctor, look for alternative medicine, exercise, change our diet etc. Always remember the power of prayer and supplication.

Allah Knows Best

The day we leave this worldly life has already been predetermined by Allah SWT. We don't know when but we have to try our best to take care of ourselves. After all the effort we leave everything in the hands of Allah SWT. He knows best.

Willed Herself to Walk Again

She had stroke a few years ago and had been ill with all sorts of pain, diabetes and high blood pressure. She was half paralysed but willed herself to walk again. She refused to lie down and disliked being dependant.

Productive at Any Age

She would cook for the family even though she did not have to. And even help do the dishes and sold her own baked cookies to raise money for charity and gifts.

Talented and Generous

Mother was a creative cook and loved drawing, sewing and embroidery. Her drawings hang in the homes of some special people and many enjoy her cross stitch bags and purses. I'm proud to have a mom like her and I miss her so very much.

How Good is Our Relationship?

We may have a good relationship with our parents but there will always be so many unspoken words - of saying sorry, of telling them how much they mean to us.

Remember the many years where they took care of us and sacrificed their wealth, rest and their own comfort to raise and guide us.

Mother's Day and Father's Day

King and Queen for a Day - once a year. Does that make sense?

Don't you agree that Mother's Day and Father's Day should be everyday? Why wait for the next year to tell her how special they are to us and how much we love them.


Pick up the phone and call home.


  1. Salaam dear sis,

    Thanks for sharing.
    Just wanted to share what I had written a few months back:

    May Allaah forgive all her sins and grant her a lofty position in Jannah, ameen!

  2. Wa 'Alaikumus Salam dear sis Rayhana,
    Thank you so much to all our sisters and family friends who made time to visit my mother and to keep her company while in hospital.

    Insha Allah the support, love and duaas from our brothers and sisters in Islam eased her hardship and gave her comfort and security.

    She seemed at peace towards the end and was surrounded by sisters who kept reading inspiring verses from Al Quran and reminded her of her Shahadah. Alhamdulillh!

  3. Salaam dear sis,

    Yes, mashaa Allaah. I still think of her often..

    You must miss her tremendously!

    I hope someone will remind me of my Shahadah too.. inshaa Allaah