Celebrating Mother's Day

Q 5: On which day do Muslims celebrate Mother's Day and (Part No. 3; Page No. 86) is it true that it was a special day for Fatimah Al-Zahra', the Prophet's daughter (may Allah be pleased with her)?

A: It is not permissible to celebrate what is called "Mother's Day" or any other innovated celebration, because the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Anyone who does an action which is not in accordance with this matter of ours (Islam) will have it rejected. The Prophet (peace be upon him) did not celebrate Mother's Day, and neither did any of his Sahabah (may Allah be pleased with them) nor the Salaf (righteous predecessors). It is a Bid`ah (innovation in religion) performed in imitation of the Kafirs (disbelievers).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.