Bismillah, In the name of Allah
Ar Rahmaan, The All-Compassionate
Ar Rahiim, The All-Merciful
Alhamdulillahi rabbil aalamiin. All praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds.
It is indeed so soothing and comforting that of all the 99 beautiful names of Allah, He chose to introduce Himself as Ar Rahmaan, Ar Rahiim, as in the first chapter of the Qur'an, Al-Fatihah.
He is The lord of the heavens and the earth, The King of all kings, the All Powerful, The Greatest, The Magnificient, The Giver of Life, The Taker of Life... but He is The All-Merciful.
The creation of us, human, is a manifestation of His mercy. We reside in our mothers' womb, another symbol of mercy, for the mothers' womb is called 'rahim'.
Hence, a mother's love for a child, a love so pure and unconditional, is an extension of His love and mercy.
But, what makes a person a mother?
If having a child makes a mother, how could a mother have the heart to hurt their own child to death? Newly born babies left to die by their own mothers.. how could that happen?
And those who are not blessed with a child, are they 'unqualified' to be mothers? What about those who lost their child?
I believe it takes more than just having a child to be a mother. And having a child is a blessing and also a test. A mother does not own a child, it's not an ownership. A mother is trusted with a child. That child belongs to an owner. The Merciful owner.
It breaks my heart to read news, one after another, about babies being left by their mothers. Innocent children being abused by the very person who are suppose to protect them. The recent one is about a 3 year old Syafiah Humairah who died in the hands of her mother's boyfriend. Have they forgotten that The Merciful Owner is watching over them? The Merciful Owner would surely held them accountable.
However, I take consolation that even though the number is growing, these type of 'mothers' are still minorities. There are many mothers out there who continuously love and care for their children with immense patience. May Allah be pleased with them.
Ya Allah, Ya Rahmaan, Ya Rahiim..
I plead to you Ya Rahiim
To lend me Your Mercy
Whenever there's hatred
Let me bring the love
Whenever there's despair
Let me bring the hope
Whenever there's darkness
Let me bring the light
Whenever there's sadness
Let me bring the cheer
Allow me Ya Rahiim
To be your medium of mercy
For the day will come when I would be desperately
in need of yours..
For only through your mercy I would enter
The gate of your paradise
For it was your mercy
I was named after