Author: Alia Schleifer
Publisher: Islamic Texts Society (UK)
Pages: 105 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
This excellent book deals, as the title would indicate, with the role mothers have, according to Islamic teachings and principles. Discussed topics include the perspective of the child towards the mother (reverence for and good treatment of the mother, inheritance, just behaviour and the limits to obedience), the perspective of the mother towards the child (characteristics of the mother, pregnancy, childbirth, nursing, rearing, limits, moderation and the exercise of religious duty). Also detailed is the situation of mother and father in cases of divorce (financial and nursing responsibilities, child custody), and with an ending discussing the Muslimah as Believer, Wife, and Mother. A worthwhile read, especially for Muslim mothers in the western world.