This hadith is first and foremost a reminder to myself.
Abu Huraira narrated, A man came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and said, "O Allah's Aposttle! Who is more entitled to treated with the best companionship by me?"
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Your mother." The man said, "Who is next?" The Prophet (S) said, "Your mother." The man further said, "Who is next?" The Prophet (S) said, "Your mother." The man asked for the fourth time, "Who is next?" The Prophet (S) said, "Your father." Related by Bukhari.
1. It is very easy to take our mothers/fathers, especially mothers, for granted. Have you spoken to your mother today? When is the last time you gave her a sincere thank you and expressed your love for her? Give them a call today or do it in person, iA.
2. This is a reminder to treat our mothers in the highest regard and with kindness. I know I need to be kinder and more patient with my parents. A mother's love is simply amazing and one that is never really appreciated until it is gone.
3. All the knowledge in the world is not useful, if our manners to our parents are not extra-ordinary. The implementation of knowledge in our actions is the actual proof of living by the tenets of this religion.
May Allah help us be the best to our mothers and fathers and grant us the strength to remember their status in our religion/life at all times. Ameen!
Be safe and peace-