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Gary R. Bunt

'WhatsApp Alim'

Quartz, Haleem or Daleem? WhatsApp university fuels debate over Ramzan delicacy

This raises some interesting issues on the role of the 'WhatsApp Alim' "Kolkata’s biggest Mughlai restaurant chain Arsalan has also resisted calls to change the name. “Wakeel [the Urdu word for lawyer] is also one name for Allah. Will people stop using that too?” asked Mohammad Ghulam Mustafa, a member of the family that owns Arsalan. “People who don’t read the namaaz, read a few messages on WhatsApp and start to think they are an alim [Islamic scholar]. That is the problem.”"

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