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Mother being called “Amma”

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulUloomTT.net

Q: Assalaamu alaikum

I will like to know if it’s ok for a muslim child to call his/her mother amma or is ummi more appropriate?
I know in the Hindi language amma can refer to one’s mother
Jazakallah in advance


A: wa alaikum salaam,

Both words can be used to call one’s mother. However Ummi is more appropriate.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

Date: 5/11/11/2013

This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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