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Wahida Shaffi

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424105

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424105.001.0001

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Umm Mohsin

Umm Mohsin

The Preacher's Voice

Chapter:
(p.87) Umm Mohsin
Source:
Our stories, our lives
Author(s):
Wahida Shaffi
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424105.003.0012

This chapter covers the story of Umm Mohsin, who is an aalima. Aalima, in a very broad sense that means she has learnt about Islam. Umm went to India to study the aalima course. She graduated in 1988, after five years of study, and then came back home. In alot of respects, the choice to turn to Islam was only for marriage purposes. Umm is a voice on the other end that can hear people out and can advise them the right way. It gives people security and added confidentiality.

Keywords:   Umm Mohsin, aalima, preacher's voice, Islam

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