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Where Did Your Mother Work?

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.

He passed the first interview, the director did the last interview, made the last decision.

The director discovered from the CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score.

The director asked, “Did you obtain any scholarships in school?”

The youth answered “none”.

The director asked, ” Was it your father who paid for your school fees?”

The youth answered, “My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.

The director asked, ” Where did your mother work?”

The youth answered, “My mother worked as clothes cleaner.

The director requested the youth to show his hands.

The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

The director asked, ” Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?”

The youth answered, “Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.

The director said, “I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mother’s hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.”

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the kid.

The youth cleaned his mother’s hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water.

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother’s hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future.

After finishing the cleaning of his mother’s hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youth’s eyes, asked: ” Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?”

 The youth answered,

” I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes’

The Director asked, ” Please tell me your feelings.”

The youth said,

Number 1, I know now what is appreciation. Without my mother, there would not the successful me today.

Number 2, By working together and helping my mother, only I now realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done.

Number 3, I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationship.

Dear Readers, please suggest a Moral for this Beautiful Story.

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18 Responses to Where Did Your Mother Work?

  1. Tahir Hassan March 9, 2016 at 1:44 AM #

    I was orphaned at the age of seven. Ever since then my mother had been mother and father to me until she passed away when I was Fifty. May Allah swt bless her soul with a place among his chosen persons, the Ahlulbayt in janat ul firdous. Ameen
    Maa I miss you every day.

  2. Ejaz, amuhammad Asghar March 8, 2016 at 11:21 PM #

    sharing the pains & gains are important in a family which make the bond strong amongst the family members.

  3. Husein March 8, 2016 at 8:50 PM #

    The moral of the story is: The son did not share, or feel the pain that his mother had to endure to get him to where he is today. His soft hands, and his surprise to see his mother’s bruises are a clear indication he did not feel her pain to raise him all these years.

    However; his tears indicate that he is going to make it up to her, and treat her accordingly, that is if he takes a lesson from all this experience.

    The sad part for the rest of us, is that we don’t have a second chance to resolve it when they are gone. We can only do good deeds, and send it’s reward or “Thawab” to them. Please, read surat ” Al Fatiha ” to all of our parents, and may “Allah” have mercy on all of your parents.

  4. Khawaja Piaa March 8, 2016 at 1:56 PM #

    Fact of life.
    Mothers are like that.
    The kids to learn how to serve there parents especially mother when they are old.

  5. khouane January 20, 2013 at 7:30 PM #

    thanks for all mother

  6. Mubarek.Alamin October 21, 2012 at 1:08 AM #

    what a mysteries life behind the manic doors

  7. skybeen October 20, 2012 at 4:56 PM #

    a mother is always “a complete form of love”

  8. Paras October 20, 2012 at 1:07 PM #

    A good father is a blessing for the family. Without him family loses support and strength face tremendous hardship.

    (Most of) The mothers are the personification of PURE LOVE. The meaning of “Ar-Rahman” and “Ar-Raheem” can only be understood better when we see the mothers, “mothers” are the manifestation of these superb attributes of Allah Swt. HE has not created any thing so beautiful & full of love and kindness than the hearts of mothers.

    If the parents are alive, they should be taken care of in the best possible manner. It they have passed away, one must always seek their fogiveness from Allah swt, pray for them and do as much Isaal-e-swab as possible. That much we owe to our deceased parents or relatives.

    May Allah bless bless my parents with His forgiveness and Jannat ul Firdous. Ameen

  9. Zameer October 20, 2012 at 1:00 PM #

    Mother – “God’s Shade of Mercy”
    Moral: You’ll never find this Mercy from any other material or creature on planet Earth !
    Therefore, don’t be married only to work / studies, keeping a “balance” is important. It is better to appreciate ones feelings, effort, care for us than to appreciate natural / artificial wonders in this World.

  10. Muhammad Javed Mahmood October 20, 2012 at 11:30 AM #

    The story remains incomplete. Did he get the Managerial Post after the boy expressed his feelings? However, Moral of the story could be, “No substitute of Mother” OR “Manwan Thandian Chawan”

  11. Muneez October 20, 2012 at 11:15 AM #

    M-O-T-H-E-R
    “M” is for the million things she gave me,
    “O” means only that she’s growing old,
    “T” is for the tears she shed to save me,
    “H” is for her heart of purest gold;
    “E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
    “R” means right, and right she’ll always be,
    Put them all together, they spell “MOTHER,”
    A word that means the world to me.

  12. Syed Tasleem October 20, 2012 at 11:07 AM #

    Mother !.Allah SWT’s Special Creation.
    Tasleem

  13. Abdul October 20, 2012 at 10:31 AM #

    Really Nice…

  14. Fahim A Khan October 19, 2012 at 11:37 PM #

    Really Its lesson to appreciate MAA

  15. Fahim A Khan October 19, 2012 at 11:36 PM #

    Mother Meri Maa

  16. Usman October 19, 2012 at 11:10 PM #

    Incomplete story!

  17. Magdy October 19, 2012 at 7:25 PM #

    Heaven is under mothers’ feet

  18. PRAKASH H S October 19, 2012 at 6:35 PM #

    VERY GOOD LEARNING TO RECOGNISE OHTER’S WORK WHICH WE TAKE FOR GRANTED.FEEL WITH HEART&ENJOY LIFE

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