Today is 11.11.11. Everybody thinks that today should be a memorable day because it will not happen again. Perhaps only in 3011, only if the earth is still intact but we definitely will not be there to witness another 11.11.11.
Heard on radio, many mothers selected today to deliver their babies. Many couples decided to tie their knot on this very day, some are even giving marriage gifts which cost RM11,111.11 and many more. To me its just a date. Nothing special about it. As mentioned in my new year posting, perhaps the only significant is that it is easier to remember your most memorable dates with this unique date.
But, to purposely deliver your baby on this day? I am a bit reserve about this. I don't quite agree
if we purposely choose the date, except if we have medical reason that requires a caesarean
section. It seems that nowadays many mothers would prefer to deliver babies through caesarean
instead of normal delivery. In my personal belief, if we purposely choose our delivery date, and
choose a c-section for the delivery method, we are missing a gift that Allah has prepared for
women. Yes, normal delivery is painful, but don't tell me that a c-section is not painful. I went through 3 c-sections before, but I waited till the last moment, till there's no other way to take the baby out, I endure the pain, the contraction pain just like any mothers do, and I am proud of it. With the pain we now feels how our mother felt back then after delivering us into the world. We appreciate them more. We understand that mothers are the most important person in one's life as she had to endure all the pain like no other pain during delivery . And it shows how mothers are very strong and courage to willingly go through the pain over and over again. I belief Allah has not created the pain to torture women, Allah loves women and has placed them among the highest in ranking. This is very true, from the hadith from Rasulallah SAW:
Narrated Abu Huraira: A man came to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Who is more entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?" The Prophet said, "Your mother." The man said. "Who is next?" The Prophet said, "Your mother." The man further said, "Who is next?" The Prophet said, "Yourmother." The man asked for the fourth time, "Who is next?" The Prophet said, "Your father.
But, I am not an asatizah to give any comments on this according to Islamic view, it is just my personal belief and perspective. Dear readers, I am sorry if it is you I am talking about, I did not mean to hurt anybody's feeling. I am just saying out based on how I feel. Whatever it is, everybody has the right to choose.
May whatever that we do is within rahmah (love/like) and redha (blessings) from Allah SWT.