Wikipedia Biography / Profile Information
- Mother of Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Clinton’s longest-serving aides, Saleha Mahmood Abedin is popular in her own right.
- Saleha is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs.
- She had immigrated to the US before settling in Jeddah and then coming back to the US again.
Key Details :
- Saleha was born in Pakistan in 1940.
- Family : Her father was an Indian Muslim and her mother belonged to Pakistan.
- She was married to Indian-born academic Syed Abedin, a Middle Eastern scholar who taught at the King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia.
- She has four children Huma Abdin, who was born on July 28, 1976, in Kalamazoo, Michigan
- Her other children are Heba Abedin Hassan Abedin and Mahmoud Abedin.
- Saleha has a grandson, Jordan Zain Weiner from Huma who was married to Anthony Weiner.
Education : Qualifications, High School & College Info
- Saleha has a Bachelor of Arts degree, and is an M.A. She earned her Doctorate in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Career & Other Key Details :
- Saleha has served as an official representative of Muslim World League (MWL) in the 1990s which had alleged ties with Osama Bin Laden in 1983.
- She has served as Director for the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs in London.
- She was Board Member of the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief.
- She was Director of the International Islamic Committee for Woman and child.
- Saleha is credited with founding Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah and was also a Professor at the King Abdulaziz University Women’s College teaching Sociology.
- Saleha has translated and edited a book written by her colleague titled Women in Islam: A Discourse in Rights and Obligations
Controversies & Interesting Facts :
- Saleha found herself being criticised for an article that came in the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs when it quoted Hillary Clinton’s famous Women’s rights are human rights” speech as being very aggressive and radically feminist.