They also banned Valentine’s Day. Ustaz Azhar Idrus called on Muslims to disregard Mother’s Day and denouncing it as a Christian festival, warning them it was linked to the Mother of the Church, the Virgin Mary. ISIS simply declared it ‘heresy.’
Free Malaysia “Mother’s Day has been declared a public holiday in all Christian nations; this is why it is forbidden to celebrate Mother’s Day,” says Azhar.
Mother’s Day was founded in America in the 20th century by Anna Jarvis, the daughter of Civil War peace activist Ann Jarvis, who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the Civil War and created the Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues.
Following her mother’s death, Anna campaigned to make Mother’s Day an officially recognised holiday in the States. Following her efforts, Mother’s Day was officially recognized as a national holiday in 1914, set on the second Sunday of May.
Remember when Hillary Clinton praised Malaysia as “global thought leader among moderate Muslim nations for promoting the role of women?”
Back in 2010, on her Asia trip, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Muslim-majority Malaysia can be a global “thought leader”, praising the multicultural nation’s efforts to avoid religious rifts. On a visit to cultivate ties with the ‘moderate’ Muslim country, Clinton told an Islamic university forum in Kuala Lumpur that Malaysia can be influential among both the world’s Muslims and the broader international community. “Malaysia, both by geography, (its) dynamism, the role that Islam plays, which is a role that is not divisive as it is in some parts of the world, has a real opportunity to be a thought leader in a number of significant areas.”