Allah loves His servant more than a mother who loved children
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, the Seal of the Prophets and Chief of the Messengers, and upon all his family and companions.
When I see this picture, a bird with two her children what I feel that how big love this mother of bird to her children, she protects her little children, she hugs them to make them feel secure and safe.
We (Muslimahs)are humans, and as a mother must love our children more than a bird.
This is only because Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala has put the love of our children in our heart. Just imagine the mercy a mother has for her child. If this mercy was to be multiplied by all the mothers who have ever came into this world. Imagine mercy flowing in this world…
Oh muslimah, did you know that Allah loves His servant more than a mother loves their children? (Hadits Qudsi: narrated Bukhari) «لله أرحم بعباده من الأم بولدها» Umar Ibn al-Khattab (ra) relates that some prisoners were brought before Allah’s Messenger (saw) and amongst them was a woman who was frantically searching for someone in the crowd. When she found a baby amongst the prisoners, she took it in her arms, cradled it next to her chest and suckled it. So Allah’s Messenger (saw) said: “Do you think that this woman would ever throw her child into the fire?” We said: ‘By Allah, Never!’ So he said: “Allah is more merciful to His believing servants than that mother could ever be to her child.” [Bukhari (10/426) & Muslim (18/80)]
Allah has brought us to this world through the same reproductive system that has been named Rahm derived from the same root from which two supreme attributes of Allah are also derived. It then make sense when Allah says “My mercy extends to all things.” Allah Subhanahu wata’ala has told us that from His names are “Arrahman Arrahim” the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Imam Bukhari and Muslim reported that the prophet Shalallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said, “Allah has divided mercy into one hundred parts, and He kept ninety-nine parts with Him and sent down one part on the earth, and because of that, one single part. His creatures are merciful to each other, so that even the mare lifts up its hoof away from its baby animal, so that she would not trample on it.”
If Allah’s mercy is divided into one hundred parts, and He has given just one percent of that to His creations. Yet with just this one percent (1%) is how we see mothers take care of their children – this includes all mothers in animal kingdom as well – by defending and nurturing their babies with much effort and love.
All with having only one percent of Allah’s mercy! So let our hearts be filled with more Rahmah so that our family bonds can be better and stronger. So when we hug our children or give them a kiss, when we embrace or hold them, when we pass our hands over their head, it is nothing less than Allah’s Rahmah flowing through us. We have to believe that because we are the instruments of Allah’s love in this life.
What about the ninety-nine percent? What is that for? Allah has saved that ninety-nine percent for the Day of Judgment. The Prophet (s) has said: “Nothing would save you on the Day of Judgment, including your good deeds.” [Al-Bukhari; Vol. 8, #470]
Imagine! Good deeds would not save even him. What would then save us? It is the Rahmah of Allah. Therefore, let us do our good deeds, let us have our correct faith, and let us perform our obligations to the best we can, but then leave that room for Allah so that His mercy is on our side – the same mercy that brings and binds us together as human beings.
So we ask Allah the Most Merciful, bestow His favors and mercy on us in this life and the next. Yaa Arhamarrahimiin Irhamnaa…..Aameen.