The Principle Of Providence
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad – The Tarjuman al-Qur’an – 1968
Ponder over the way in which the principle of Providence has ingrained in the very nature of the mother, the love that she has to bear towards her child – love which is the noblest of feelings that human nature is capable of displaying. It is this love of the mother which inspires in her the noblest of sentiments. Till the child grows into manhood, she does not live for herself, but for her child. For her child’s sake, there is no sacrifice too great for her to bear. Her very love of self pales into insignificance before her love for her child. Instances of motherly sacrifice are too common, and give no occasion for any surprise.