On Mother's Day - The Muslim Council of Elders: Islam Honors Mothers and Urges Kindness and Care towards Them

The Muslim Council of Elders: The "Mothers' Endowment" Campaign is A Noble Humanitarian Initiative Reflecting the Values of Giving and Solidarity Characterizing the United Arab Emirates

The Muslim Council of Elders, under the Chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, affirmed that Islam and its tolerant teachings place mothers in a high position, emphasizing their nobility, and urging kindness, care, and excellence towards them for their invaluable role in the lives of their children. The council highlighted that Almighty Allah, has linked kindness to mothers with worship, as stated in the Holy Quran: "And We have enjoined upon man [care] for his parents. His mother carried him, [increasing her] in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years. Be grateful to Me and to your parents; to Me is the [final] destination." (Surah Luqman 31:14).

In a statement on the occasion of Mother's Day, which falls on March 21st of each year, the Muslim Council of Elders emphasized that mothers symbolize boundless love and giving, embodying enduring human values that sustain families and prepare promising generations capable of bearing responsibilities and building a better and prosperous future. The council stressed the importance of providing support and care for mothers in various societies, ensuring their rights and respect, and creating conducive environments for them to fulfill their roles effectively and with dignity.

The statement also paid tribute to Palestinian mothers, symbolizing resilience, perseverance, and sacrifice, amidst the challenging humanitarian conditions faced by thousands of them due to the ongoing aggression on the Gaza Strip, which has displaced hundreds of thousands and resulted in thousands of martyrs and casualties, most of whom being women and children.

Furthermore, the statement commended the "Mothers' Endowment" campaign launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, coinciding with Mother's Day and the holy month of Ramadan, describing it as an exceptional humanitarian initiative that reflects the values of giving and solidarity exemplified by the United Arab Emirates under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates. The Council notes that this initiative has the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of individuals, especially in less fortunate communities, by improving their living conditions, providing better educational opportunities, and achieving comprehensive development for their societies and countries.



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