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Eight Lies Of MOTHER

Dear Friends I have read this post and thought of sharing it with you all. Its really touchy and i thought of passing it to you

1. The story began when I was a child; I was a son of a poor family in Africa. We did not even have enough food. Whenever meal times came, mother would often give me her portion of rice. While she was removing her rice into my bowl, she would say "Eat this rice, son. I'm not hungry". That was Mother's First Lie.

2. When I was growing up, my persevering mother gave her spare time to go fishing in a river near our house, she hoped that from the fish she caught, she could gave me a little bit of nutritious food for my growth. After fishing, she would cook some fresh fish soup, which raised my appetite. While I was eating the soup, mother would sit beside me and eat the rest of the fish, which was still on the bone of the fish I had eaten. My heart was touched when I saw that. I then used my chopstick and gave the other fish to her. But she immediately refused and said "Eat this fish, son. I don't really like fish." That was Mother's Second Lie.

3. Then, when I was in Junior High School...... to fund my studies, mother went to an economic enterprise to bring some used-match boxes that would need to be stuck together. It gave her some money to cover our needs. As the winter came, I woke up from my sleep and looked at my mother who was still awake, supported by a little candlelight and with perseverance she would continue the work of sticking some used-match boxes. I said, "Mother, go to sleep, it's late, tomorrow morning you still have to go to work." Mother smiled and said "Go to sleep, dear. I'm not tired." That was Mother's Third Lie.

4. The final term arrived.......mother asked for leave from work in order to accompany me. While the sun was starting to shine strongly, my persevering mother waited for me under the heat for several hours. As the bell rang, which indicated that the final exam had finished, mother immediately welcomed me and poured me a cup of tea that she had brought in a flask. Seeing my mother covered with perspiration, I at once gave her my cup and asked her to drink too. Mother said "Drink, son. I'm not thirsty ! ” That was Mother's Fourth Lie.

5. After the death of my father due to illness, my poor mother had to play her role as a single parent. She had to fund our needs alone. Our family's life was more complicated. No days without suffering. Our family's condition was getting worse, a kind uncle who lived near our house assisted now and then. Our neighbours, often advised my mother to marry again. But mother was stubborn and didn't take their advice; she said "I don't need love." That was Mother's Fifth Lie.

6. After I had finished my studies and got a job, it was the time for my old mother to retire. But she didn't want to; she would go to the marketplace every morning, just to sell some vegetables to fulfill her needs. I, who worked in another city, often sent her some money to help her, in fulfilling her needs, but she would not accept the money. At times, she even sent the money back to me. She said "I have enough money." That was Mother's Sixth Lie.

7. After graduating with a Bachelors Degree, I then continued to do a Masters Degree. It was funded by a company through a scholarship program, from a famous University in America. I finally worked in the company. With a good salary, I intended to bring my mother to enjoy her life in America. But my lovely mother didn't want to bother her son. She said to me, "I'm not use to." That was Mother's Seventh Lie.
8. In her old age, mother got stomach cancer and had to be hospitalized. I, who lived miles away, across the ocean, went home to visit my dearest mother. She lay in weakness on her bed after having an operation. Mother, who looked so old, was staring at me in deep thought. She tried to spread her smile on her face...but it was a noticeable effort. It was clear that the disease had weakened mother's body. She looked so frail and weak. I stared at my mother with tears flowing. My heart was hurt,….. so hurt, seeing my mother in that condition. But mother with the little strength she had, said "Don't cry, my dear. I'm not in pain." That was Mother's Eighth Lie.
After saying her eighth lie, my Dearest mother closed her eyes forever !

Abdullah ibn Umar(radhiyallahu anhu), once saw a man from Yemen carrying his mother on his back and going around the Kaaba in his tawaaf. Rather than showing any sign of complaint, the man was happy, repeating a line of poetry in which he likened himself to a camel his mother was mounting. He looked at Abdullah ibn Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) and asked him. Whether by doing so he discharged his debt to his mother. Ibn Umar(R.A.) said: No, you have not even paid back one twinge of her labor pain when she gave birth to you."

UMMI,MUM,MAMA,DA STRENGTH,DA LOVE,DA CARE,CALL ANY NAME,MAMA IS ALWAYS THERE IN HAPPINESS AND IN SORROW TO SUPPORT,SO IF ALLAH granted u to be with your mum till this age then u should start taking care and never miss a chance of making her happy.

GOD BLESS OUR LOVELY MOTHERS, most of the people don't understand the value of mothers neither appreciate it.



M = Magnificent
O = One of a kind
T =Truthful
H = Helpful
E = Energetic
R = Really loving



olutosin's picture

Thanks dear

I will share this......with everyone that still has a mother.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town


Ruun Abdi's picture

Thanks dear friend, and GOD

Thanks dear friend, and GOD BLESS OUR MOTHERS.



Good song for the family is a good woman in the house; patriarchy culture made this
Girls and women are growing submissively taking the above burden without realizing the women advancement is a family advancement towards future investment

When mother is not educated how could she teach the children properly?
When mother is ill how could she support the family optimumly?
From the smart, healthy and educated women we might hope healthy children and happy family!

It is gender disparities; characters and barriers between men and women.
Mother is nurturing, father is strong; women are silent and men are leaders - less intitutions for women and most resources are controlled mostly by men. Patriarchy culture has misleadingly brought people to put men as number one; while mother is the future of next generation in family, community and nation.

it is now time to change the myth and lies into fact and strength; gender equality for equal access, opportunity, benefit and control. It is time now to promote egalitarian ethos to change the patriarchy culture.

My mother is a step daughter; she became the third or even the fourth in the family after step father, other children and the mother; however she taught me to be strong by pushing education as the power to get all dream and happiness
when she was younger she found out her skills in embroider built her confidence to her future life; and made the husband and family proud; saving money with fancy skirts and dresses.

Have we realized how many are there women in the world still living in the 'mother lies' era; due to they dont have much choices? And worse neglected by society and community by covering them with 'the 'death appreciation'?
Poor female household is more poor than male household; due to the gender disparities: less education, resources and protection compared to men. It is not fair - gender inequity that lead to health inequity and death in the family came faster than expected.

Time for us - Leave up our voice women and girls - to you all young generation - never let them lving in lies anymore! They deserve the better living in gender harmony for the sake of family advancement and future life.
May we have better future for men and women; boys and girls - within gender equality and equity!

with the spirit gender empowerment, forever:
within hope, faith and love for the family:


efe's picture

mothers are a blessing

thank you for sharing such a beautiful week.

Dannie's picture

it is true, mothers will

it is true, mothers will never think of themselves but of their children, what self sacrifice! thank you sharing this with us.

"Look out for happiness and you will be happy or else you will make someone happy"

Ruun Abdi's picture

Thank you all

Thank you all ma dear friend..... God bless our Mothers wherever they are.



Karen Rozier's picture

Calling my Mother right now

She lies to me all the time, and now I find myself lying to my son. This is so beautiful.

Ruun Abdi's picture

Dear Karen, Thanks for

Dear Karen,
Thanks for reading ma post and your great comment, your son will appreciate when he finds out all your lies and why you did dat.

God bless our mothers they take all the burden and never show it.

Warmest regards.

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