Only a Strong Mother Can Have This Kind of Mercy (Tears May Ensue)

Warning: Within this short video you will be humbled, moved to tears and will have witnessed an angel on earth show true rahma (mercy), as she forgives the killer of her son in court.

May this mother and her family be blessed with Allah’s (swt) mercy.

We do not know the strength and courage it takes to truly forgive until we are faced with this kind of loss. This beautiful woman, who lost her son, was able to look into the eyes of the young man who took his life away and say, “I can’t hate you.”

While we don’t know her, we’ve all fallen in love with her and her ability to teach us all that there is a lesson in everything in life. May this mother and her family be blessed with Allah’s (swt) mercy, and may her son be granted the highest level of heaven.

Women’s History Month is more than just about women who were made famous in history. It is about the true stories of every day women who inspire us, move us, shake us to our core. On this day, we salute this brave mother.