Qualities of Rububiyat

Maulana Abul Kalam AzadThe Tarjuman al-Qur’an1968

When a child is born, it is but an active lump of flesh displaying an urge for living and for nourishment and direction. There then beings a lengthy process of love, of tender and timely care, and of unsolicited favors on the part of the mother. And this goes on till it develops adolescence, both of body and mind. Till then arise needs, not one or two, but numerous which have to be attended to. These vary or change from stage to stage, demanding, according to the nature of each stage, the requisite love and care and amenities of life. The wisdom of God has instilled into the mind of the mother these qualities of Rububiyat whereby she looks after the child from the day of its appearance till it enters the stage of adolescence.