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Mar 23, 2022
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Palestinian Islamic Scholar Mohammed Afeef Shadid: Those Who Celebrate Mother's Day Have Lost Their Identity; We Should Celebrate Women Like Safiyya, The Prophet's Companion Who Killed A Jew, Rather Than Mothers Who Send Their Daughters To Mingle With Co-Eds At University

#9466 | 01:19
Source: The Internet - "Al-Aqsa Call on YouTube"

Palestinian Islamic scholar Mohammed Afeef Shadid said in a mosque address that was posted on the Al-Aqsa Call YouTube channel on March 23, 2022 that people who celebrate Mother's Day "have lost their identity completely." Shadid said that a mother who sends her daughter to university to dance and intermingle with men fails her daughter, while a son who only gives his mother a present on Mother's Day has failed his mother. He also said that the mothers worthy of reverence are women who resemble Safiyya bint Abd al-Muttalib, a companion of Muhammad who had killed a Jew who had been heavily armed and who even men could not fight.

Mohammed Afeef Shadid: "The people who celebrate Mother's Day are people whose personality has been shaken, and who have lost their identity completely. A mother who sends her daughter to study debka-dancing at Kadoorie University [in Tulkarem], where she intermingles with men is a mother who has failed her duty towards her children even before they fail their duties towards her.

"A mother who has to wait for this specific day to get a present from her child is a mother who failed her duty to properly raise her son. The Prophet Muhammad said: 'Your mother should come first, second, and third, and only then, it is your father's turn.'

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"The mothers we revere are women like the grandmother of Abdullah bin Zubair, Safiyya bint Abd al-Muttalib, the heroine of the Far'e Citadel, who killed a Jew who was armed to the teeth, and who even the men could not fight."

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