An ISIS/Daesh member (Ali Saqr al-Qasem) publicly executed his own mother in Raqqa, Syria after accusing her of “apostasy.” He did so with a bullet to her head, which gets me wondering: What does the Qur’an say about mothers? And how would Prophet Muhammad react to this execution?
One of the more convincing things about Islam is the high status it gives to mothers. Consider the following passages of the Qur’an:
“be kind to your parents…” (Qur’an 4:36)
“Your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him and that you be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor.” (17:23-24.)
“And We have enjoined upon man, to his parents, good treatment. His mother carried him with hardship and gave birth to him with hardship.” (46:15).
And what do the hadiths say about the treatment of mothers? Well, Prophet Muhammad continually reminded his people of the high status of mothers and the obligation of children to be good to their parents. Consider this story:
“A man came to the Prophet and said: O messenger of Allah! Who from amongst mankind warrants the best championship from me? He replied: ‘Your mother.’ The man asked: Then who? So he replied: ‘Your mother.’ The man then asked: Then who? So the Prophet replied again: ‘Your mother.’”
I rest my case.