To the Americans it is Mom, but to the British it is Mum! (or is it!)
Whether it is Mom or Mum – most of us dearly love our mums. By the way the word Mom is used widely in the Midlands of England (Think Birmingham). Mom and Mummy are old-English words. In some parts of Scotland they also use Mom and Mommy. Mom and Mommy were British to start with as is most English in use in America, but just from different parts of the UK (the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). Throughout Asia, it is Mom that is in use more than Mum, although in Australia and New Zealand it is usually Mum.
THANKS TO MOM/MUM
This tribute is by www.abetoday.com contributor and leading figure in the world of pluralism, Mike Ghouse.
We are here today thanks to Mom. No matter what happens to the world, or her, you are first to her. Your life is more precious to her than herself.
She is an icon of selflessness.
THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON
Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was asked:
Who is the most important person in one's life?
His response: "Mother."
They asked again, but the answer was "Mother again" and the same response was given for the third time, such is the importance given to mother.
HEAVEN, PARADISE AND PEACE OF MIND
Your heaven, your paradise and your peace of mind comes to you by serving your mother, said Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
THE FACE OF GOD
In the Hindu tradition Mother is worshiped and she is represented by Ma Saraswati (source of knowledge) and Ma Lakshmi (source of income). Mother’s face is equated with God’s face, a song celebrates Mother by saying, if I have seen your face mother, I have seen God.
THE FOUNTAIN OF KNOWLEDGE
The Baha’i faith states: “For mothers are the first educators, the first mentors; and truly it is mothers who determine the happiness, the future greatness, the courteous ways and learning and judgment, the understanding and the faith of their little ones.”
In the Jewish tradition, your heritage is determined by your Mother, you are a Jew because of your mother.
MARY IN THE BIBLE AND THE QURAN
Many Christians consider Mother Mary, as Mother of God, and for many others she is the spiritual mother.
In the native traditions, be it American, European, African, or Asian, mother is creator in the form of mother Earth.
You will find mother is placed at the highest spiritual level in all religions, traditions and life forms. Those who have a mother to see, you are the blessed one, those who don't, you have her blessings.
ASK AND YOU WILL RECEIVE
Those who have tensions with their mother, ask her blessings, and you will find the best happiness of life in that asking.
MIKE GHOUSE’S DEDICATION TO HIS MOTHER
This is a dedication to Mike's mother. http://theghousediary.blogspot.com/2011/05/mother-my-story-happy-mothers...
Susan McKenzie is a contributor www.abetoday.com. An I CAN READ English specialist with over 20 years teaching experience, I have worked in the British Council and Linguaphone, well-known language institutions. I am a London-trained lawyer and have been the public affairs officer at the British High Commission, Singapore, as well as an editor in an international book publishing house and a national magazine. In 2006, I was appointed as an Ambassador of Peace (Universal Peace Federation and Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace). I am also co-author of two law books: English Legal System and Company Law, published by Blackstone, Oxford University Press. For enquiries about I CAN READ classes, email firstname.lastname@example.org. FOR DAILY BLESSINGS: www.abetoday.com