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A little boy asked his mother, “Why are you crying?”

“Because I need to,” she said.

“I don’t understand, “ he said.

His mum just hugged him and said, “And you never will”.

Later the little boy asked his father, “Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?”

“All women cry for no reason,” his dad answered carelessly.

The little boy, still wondering why women cry, finally asked the old wise sheikh. “He surely knows the answer,” he thought. “O sheikh! Why do women cry so easily?”

The sheikh answered: “When Allah (swt) made the women she had to be made so special. He made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort.

He gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that comes from her children.