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This is a heart rendering story of a mother and her son. I came across it when i was watching an Islamic tv channel one day, and i could not take my eyes off it. I thought i would share this with people and it does not matter whether you are Muslim, Christian, Jew, Hindu or whatever, because this applies to all of us in all of our lives.

In Islam taking care of your parents is one of the most important things if you want to become a pious person with the intention of going to paradise in the herafter. I know a few people through my work and circle of friends who have put their mother or father in care homes where they are getting mistreated and do not want to stay in the care homes. In Muslim families older members of the family, mainly mothers and fathers, are kept at home and looked after by family members living within the same household. I will now share with you what i came across one Friday night when i was watching an Islamic tv channel.

Pray for Parents

I seek refuge in Allah, from the accursed Shaytaan.

And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents.

If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour.

And lower unto them the wings of submission and humility through mercy and say: "My Lord! Bestow on them Your Mercy as they did bring me up when i was small."

And say: "My Lord! Bestow on them Your Mercy as they did bring me up when i was small."

Your Lord knows best what is in your inner-selves. If you are righteous, then, verily, He is Ever Most Forgiving to those who turn unto Him again and again in obedience, and in repentance.


The Story

A heart rendering story of a mother and her son. For those who would take heed.

My mum only had one eye, i hated her, she was such an embarrassment!

She cooked for teachers and students to support the family

There was one day during primary school where she came to say hello to me

I was so embarrassed, how could she do this to me!

I ignored her, threw a hateful look and ran out

The next day one of my class mates said "Eeww, your mum only has one eye!"

I wanted to bury myself, i also wanted my mum to disappear

So i confronted her and said, "If you're only going to make me a laughingstock, why don't you just die!"

My mum did not respond

I didn't even stop to think for a second about what i had said, because i was full of anger!

I was oblivious to her feelings, i wanted out of that house

So i studied really hard and got a chance to go to Singapore

Then i got married. I bought a house of my own. I had kids of my own and i was happy with my life

Then one day my mother came to visit me. She hadn't seen me in years and she didn't even meet her grandchildren!

When she stood by the door my children laughed at her

I screamed at her, "How dare you come to my house and scare my children! Get out fo here now!

And to this my mother quietly answered, "Oh, i'm sorry i may have gotten the wrong address."

One day a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house

So i lied to my wife that i was going on a business trip

After the reunion i went to the old shack just out of curiosity

My neighbours said that she died

I did not shed a single tear

They handed me a letter she wanted me to have

To the smile of my life

My dearest son i think of you all of the time

I'm sorry that i came to Singapore and scared your children

I was so glad when i heard you were coming for the reunion

But i may not be able to even get out of bed to see you

I'm sorry i was a constant embarrassment to you when you were growing up

You see... when you were little, you got into an accident and lost your eye

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As a mother i could not stand watching you having to grow up with one eye

So i gave you mine

Seeing a whole new world for me in my place with that eye

With my love to you

Your Mother

A Small Verse From The Quran

We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents; in pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth

Quran, Surah 46 Al Ahqaaf Verse 15

What Did You Make Of It?

 After you read this, what did you think about it?

After i read it, i had tears coming out of my eyes. If you read my other articles, you will maybe understand why. They are about parents, so please click on the links just below to go to them.

 It is a sad story and it may be reality. Please leave your comments below.

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I Love You Mum

Gifts For Mother


Epa Mustopa from Indonesia on September 08, 2018:

Thank you for the story. It makes me cry and cry. I am very very sad. Bless for all Mom in the world

Eman Abdallah Kamel from Egypt on January 09, 2018:

I am new in hubpages but day after day, i read very excellent articles in this site. Al Islam is a great religion, thanks for your article.

fkhan on October 15, 2017:

Me and my 12 year old daughter read this story together. At the end of the story, she began crying and told me, this a too sad. My throat also choked and i began remembering my mum and began secretly praying that may Allah grant my parents good health, coz although i have a family of my own , my mum is still my strength. Truely ,there is none like mother.

hridhya on June 14, 2017:

This is such a nice story.It makes me think how much my mom worked for me as a slave and whatever i gave her is just ignorance and hateful looks..sry mom and i thankyou mr.Gous Ahmed for such an inspiring and heart touching story

Gurr ullah on July 13, 2015:

very deep, reminds me about my relationship with my mum in the past, but there are people still doing and being ashamed or embarrassed, to them I say grow up, this also apply to those who get married and then forget and be dismissive towards their mum, due to wife y,

muhammad naeem birmingham on September 23, 2014:

amazing story

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on August 01, 2014:

Depends how you look at it. It is a story and it depends what you take from it.

Noor on June 16, 2014:

Iam just a kid but I was crying I love my family

heather on June 13, 2014:

It is a very nice story, but just that, a story. THEY DO NOT DO EYE TRANSPLANTS BECAUSE IT CAN NOT BE DONE.

sabir on February 09, 2014:

i dont have my parents.they died.what should i do for them on daily basis.i loved them alot.i cant stay away frm them.i m muslim

Shabeer on December 16, 2013:

I hope this story was an eye opener for those High and Mighty, Bold and Beautiful who forget what their mother's went through in life bringing them up.

azadmir on September 21, 2013:

Dear all

Asslam alaikum

This story is truly amazing about a mother s love.

I came to the uk with my father as a 3yr old mum(pbu) had to go back as grandad passed away.i remained with dad bless him all my child life went back to pakistan to get married .the priceless moment s of love I cannot forget . Sadly my beloved mum (pbu) passed away last year. I wish I had stayed with her in my child life be closer with her I only have memories of her last days when I was by her bedside for 6 weeks and have only thise memories of smiles as allah counted her last second s in this life .may allah grant her a place in paradise ameen..To everyone pls make every second in your life loving your mother ameen!!!

ismail on July 27, 2013:

i watched this story on Islam Chanel som yrs ago. u wil surely cry when u hear how the original story is narrated in Arabic or Hindi (and the accompanying images).vry pathetic

Suhaib on July 09, 2013:

Mashallah this story really touched my heart. It shows how much you should love and respect your parents for what they have done for you. Ameen

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on March 31, 2013:

Thank you for reading!

liaba on March 31, 2013:

its realy heart touching when i read it i was sharing with my mother, she started crying

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on March 30, 2013:

This is the full story.

I guess you can imagine where the rest of the story goes. This man will never be able to live in peace after what he found out. May Allah and his mother forgive him. Ameen.

abdiaziz on March 30, 2013:

ooooooooooh this is very very very sad story but please if anywhere i can get full story leave comment for me i want to know his reaction after he realized death of his mother and what was next

liaba from San Francisco, California on November 18, 2012:

is very great story and mother is most precious gift from Allah we ought to respact and love mother a lot

Mansoor on May 27, 2012:

It was really a sad story and I love uuuuuuuu mum n thanks Allah for giving us such a precious gift in our life........

s.y on May 10, 2012:

This story is so sad. It's terrible the way some people treat their parents, even when people get married and totally forget their parents and what they've done for them. May Allah(swt) guide them Inshallah

Unknown on April 26, 2012:

I miss my mum sooo much and i love her to bits...she passed away recently pls pray for my mum

ganai on March 26, 2012:

if you didn't understand parent love,after having your own kids,that means u are short of brain function....

sabrin on March 25, 2012:

i also felt sad after reading this

Gulveen on March 18, 2012:

Marsallah this was the sadest story I have ever heard in my life I'm still crying cuz of that story!!! Thank you and I really hope everybody is nice to there parents, I can't live without mine.

Ashly on March 18, 2012:

That must be a nice mon

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on March 09, 2012:

Thanks to all of you who have written a comment, i appreciate it.

shirley on March 04, 2012:

the story is great..very touching..I cried,.yes I did.. :c loving our parents is not really hard to do..let us show it by NOW be4 its too late..

Unknown on February 28, 2012:

respect your parents and learn from the above story so you do not regret later on.

md wasim khan on February 27, 2012:

ya allah make us able to obey our parents nd make them happy and fell proud by our deeds............

ahmad wardak on February 18, 2012:

this made me cry. so please brothers and sisiters spread the word

EMINA23 on January 31, 2012:

AWWWW this is why you are suppose to respeat your mother like Muhammad the last prophet said jannah is at your mother's feet and first its allah then muhammad then three times your mother then your father. I LOVE ISLAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

javed on January 31, 2012:

there is another story having a strong message.there is a family with parents and one child (boy).unfortunately the father dies,his mother does not marry thinking that her child may suffer.she works hard and brings him up in life he grows to become a sucessful man.then he marries.his wife is of modern thinking and tells him to keep his mother separately,after some reluctance and to please his wife he keeps his mother in an old care home.after a few months his mother dies.he goes to collect the body.they hand him a box containing her articles.when he opens the box he finds his mother has preserved evrything from his childhood when he was small.his clothes,his books,shoes,small pieces of pencil,rubber etc.he cries a lot and curses himself for being a bad son.moral of story is pls.its time now u understood your duty towards your parents.and may ALLAH.SWT BLESS EVRYONES PARENTS.THEY BRING SO MUCH HAPPINESS IN OUR LIVES AND WE JUST FORGET THE GOOD TIME WE SPENT WITH THEM.

Abdi adam on January 29, 2012:

this story its so painful,emmotional and also sad and its telling us how much our parents loves us and how we should treat them........ May allah forgive our parents and show us the path of treating them right and more then they desarve

Rocelle Atengco on January 15, 2012:

i love this story. it only means that we should love our parents we should never be ashamed of what they are,

life is too short so we need to express our love to our parents.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on January 11, 2012:

@ Everyone above

Thank you all for leaving your views and comments.

G Miah

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on January 11, 2012:

@ Jay

Hi Jay and thank you for reading and leaving your comment here.

I would recommend that you continously pray for your late mother, as dream interpretation is not accurate and not really recommended. I would recommend that you pray 5 times a day and read the Quran and pray for you late mother after every prayer and reading the Quran. Allah will forgive your mother and you will live a better life, inshallah.

I have written an article about Dreams in Islam, so you can have a look at that by finding it on my profile page. It will give you a better insight into dreams and how to protect yourself from satan, inshallah.

Thank you.

G Miah.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on January 11, 2012:

@ Student

Hi and thanks for reading.

I got this story from Islam Channel. One night i came home from work and it was on, thankfully i could record it, so i wrote it all down and then published it here. It made me cry as i was watching it because they had images to go with it.

You can share the source which is Islam Channel, and i would appreciate it if you could direct people to my website aswell as i have other Islamic informative articles aswell, especially about Islam, Hajj, Dreams, Jinns and the end of the world according to Islam.

Thank you.

G Miah

jay on January 11, 2012:

just i woke up from my sleep i dreamed that my late mother is alive and i was weeping while in a sleeping mode it happened many times dreaming my late mother i dont know how to interprate so i decided to open the website about interpretatoin of dreams in islamic way because iam a muslim if you out there specially knowledgeble men and women in islam please share me an idea about my dream, upon reading this history of the mother i was really in tears. thank you and may allah bless us all,

Student on January 09, 2012:

This is one of the most powerful, tear bringing stories i have ever read in my entire life. I cry everytime i read it. Although i reacive this as an email circulating, i would like to know where you got this story? I would like to present and share this story with my secondary school and spread the message so that people can hopefully appreciate their parents and love them. But if i want to present i need to credit the source from where i got the article, so can you please tell me whether this story is from a book, or a tv, show, if then which tv show. It would greatly help my cause.

maya_karina on December 28, 2011:

Itis very touching story .I mean my mum do a lot of things to me thats why i have to remain thankful to her ,i realy do love my mother she is my whole world ,thank you for this comment

farah on December 17, 2011:

im so touched,,, i love my parents,,,


Mary on December 12, 2011:

It so deep that make me cry My mom pass away I thank god for letting me care for her in, last day,

Aqsa on November 25, 2011:

Yes you are right we should respect our parents.And i am 9 years old and i cryed when read this story.I love this story.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on October 17, 2011:

Thank you all for reading and leaving comments.

Jabin, this is not a true story (i hope), it is just to make people think and understand that our parents are very important to us and for us in this life and in the hereafter.

Thank you.

jabin on October 17, 2011:

is this true story. i read and read read, share others. hearbreaking story. i hope not true story.

Islamic Stuffs on October 01, 2011:

This is a really touching story. I already read it somewhere but one thing I would just add is always be good to our parents because they made a lot of sacrifice to make us become a person with an identity. We also are going to be mother/father one day, and whatever bad you did with your parents, will be returned to you by your own children!! Its not too late also to realise this!

May Allah Bless and Forgive all parents in this world.

By the way, I have just set up an Islamic Store in order to earn some money so as to help poor and disabled people. I am also thinking of creating an organisation for them also but that needs money. If you want you can promote it in whatever way you want.

N.B: When you will buy products from my store, the money that I will earn, will be considered as a donation to the creation of the organisation.

May Allah Bless us all in this humble effort !


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Shaik mazhar on September 23, 2011:

A very beautyfull story at least with this story some people may respcet their mom and love them because exept the mother no one will give the love and by paying crore.s of we can get our mom so love ur mom and keep her happy allha will give u success

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on September 19, 2011:


It had the same effect on me, so i had to share it.


Umar on September 19, 2011:

I heard this story on Islam channel yesterday afternoon,i was in a fragile mood then and this story had a powerful effect on me....i was crying so hard i had to leave the room...may Allah give our parents peace and success in this life and the hereafter...Ameen.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on July 19, 2011:

You are right with your comment. I agree with you totally. I am a religious person too and i know muslim people who mistreat their parents, i also know non muslim people who mistreat their parents, and i also know non mulsims who treat their parents better than some muslim people.

The point i am trying to make is that it is the parents responsibility to bring up their children in a good manner so that when they grow up, they appreciate the upbringing their parents gave them and repay the responsibilities over their parents. This will then teach them to treat OTHERS around them with good manners if Allah wills.

I am writing another article on the Muslim Youth of UK which will highlight the importance of child upbringing by their parents and how important for the children in later life.

Thank you for your comment.

Unfortunately not on July 18, 2011:

I am a religious person. But that is irrelevant. I have seen people from all religions, and even those who were not religious, treat their parents exceptionally well. And I have seen people from all backgrounds treat their parents very badly. And yes, that includes Islam. The point is, it does not just matter how well we treat our parents. It matters how well we treat EVERYONE. Without that, the world well never change.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on July 18, 2011:

Thanks for your comment, but this is not a real life story, this is a story just as an example for people to understand.

You would be surprised at how badly some people from different religions treat their parents.

Unfortunately not on July 17, 2011:

Nice story, except for the fact that there is no such thing as an eyeball transplant. Not to mention the fact that any person, of any religion, that would treat their parent in that manner, regardless of the parent's appearance, would be a disgraceful person.

JUWAIRIA on May 20, 2011:


Zainejaz from Quetta on April 06, 2011:

The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny said, "If you are performing recommended prayers and your father calls for you, do not break your prayers. But if your mother calls you, do break your prayers".

She is the most noble creature of the God! In Islam watching your mother is Ibadah..

Allah bless you for sharing such a wonderful story.

kethyjewel from India on February 16, 2011:

Thank for this hub, You are right some people keep their perents in care home it is a very sowrrow full did. and islam is a true religion it indicats the duty of sons and daughters for their parents. I love my parents

muslim brother on August 20, 2010:

Thank you for a wonderful story. It has opened my dead black heart. I will visit my mum tomorrow and repent. May Allah forgive me and those who are reading this and bring us to our sense and rightful deen. wa salam.

shibilyt from calicut on June 28, 2010:

wow amazing story

this story really made my eyes full of tears.

Saima on June 10, 2010:

I am just speechless:(:((:(:(.

Rookie70 on April 24, 2010:

True my friend! We all will get old. We all need to appreciate what our parents have done for us, and hopefully we will receive their blessings.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on April 15, 2010:

I don't know who you are or why you have written this comment, but people should be aware of what their responsibilities are. In most cases, people don't learn from their parents but later on in life after experiencing ups and downs and realise what is important to them and what isn't. Before anything else, our parents are the most important in our life, and even if they did not teach us how to behave or how to be a human being, it is each and every individuals responsibility to look and learn.

God gave us all a brain, and if we leave a street dog to bark at every person it sees, then what are we doing to improve our community and society?

The reason why i have written this article is so that anyone who reads it may learn from it that after we were born, our parents looked after us day and night, until the day when we become independent and forget or don't remember what our mother and father went through to feed us, cloth us and show love to us.

I hope you've learnt something from reading this article. Thanks for your comment.

gemini_fellow on April 14, 2010:

Why we care about other person passing comments on our family why not we just ignore them like a street dogwho is barking on every person, its not there fault exactly there parents didn't teach them to be a human being

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on March 16, 2010:

True my friend! We all will get old. We all need to appreciate what our parents have done for us, and hopefully we will receive their blessings.

shab syed on March 10, 2010:

Beautiful story. We really do need to appreciate our elders. One day we will be in their place

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on March 07, 2010:

You are right Freya, it is very sad, and after i read it the first time it made me think of the life we are living and how we treat our parents.

Thank you for your comment.

Freya Cesare from Borneo Island, Indonesia on March 06, 2010:

My friend sent this story to me before, and even after read it many times, it still manage to make me cry. So painful the love of the mother that child never understand. So painful the child who became so hurt by himself after had been blind for so long, Lost under his worldly conceited mind and no way to fix it. so sad.

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