Salam Brother Nuh,
I've just watched the clip-it puts a lot into perspective when you see such footage.
My Nani Aami (Nan) passed away last year and it ripped my mum to pieces. I felt myself breaking as my mum was in pain and apart from praying for her to be at peace with that had happend I couldn't console her to the degree I wished I could.
I've only ever known the love of my mum and I know I'd struggle to live without her (and I'm a 25 year old married women). She's my everything-what I guess I cannot get my head around is those who don't hug their mothers and feel to keep their wives happy they must treat their mothers like second class citizens. Whatever happend to your partners parent being your parent?
On a lighter note when I visit my family in Karachi I call mum everyday-even if I don't have much to say-I even went to uni near home as I couldn't leave mum on her own
even though I have a slight nudge of a feeling mum wanted some peace and quiet but that wouldn't be much fun would it?!
My mums a diamond
as I'm guessing a lot of other members mums are.
Mums deserve medals-we and should like brother Nuh said be greatful for them and indeed every single thing they do for us.
May Allah reward our parents greatly for being such inspirational people who are great Muslim role models-Ameen!