Ticket to Paradise

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Originally published in Philadelphia News

Dinner and flowers: I think my gifts for Mother’s Day are pretty standard. However, I’m reminded of what the prophet of Islam has said: “Paradise lies at the feet of your mother.” Perhaps I can do more year-round rather than on just one day.

Maybe I can help her do some of her daily chores. Maybe I can visit her more often so she can enjoy time with her grandchildren. Maybe she can live with me and avoid living in a nursing home. Not only will this make my mother happy, but it may be my ticket to the next life.

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Madeel Abdullah
Madeel Abdullah

Madeel Abdullah professionally works as an anesthesiologist in Philadelphia, PA. A practicing Ahmadi Muslim, he is a husband and father of two.

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