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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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Rina (Radhia) Tarafder

Rina (Radhia) Tarafder

The Spiritual Tourist

Chapter:
(p.127) Rina (Radhia) Tarafder
Source:
Our stories, our lives
Author(s):
Wahida Shaffi
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424105.003.0018

This chapter describes the story of Rina Tarafder, who grew up in a Muslim family and thinks her exposure to religion was quite wholesome. Rina just wanted to explore Islam. She was once told that there are seven different levels of understanding of the Quran. Rina's Islam is totally different to anyone else's she knows, and she feels that that is not a bad thing. She stated, ‘Well, the 10 years or so when I engaged with the hijab, and the journey I had, I wouldn't have missed it for the world. It was one of the most enriching experiences of my life and made me who I am today. And I would hate to think people would be deprived of that opportunity’.

Keywords:   Rina Tarafder, spiritual tourist, Islam, Quran, hijab

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