Monthly Archives: February 2010

The Prophet’s Birthday: 12th Rabi ul Awwal


Today it’s the Prophet’s birthday: 26th February 2010/12th Rabi ul Awwal

Yaa Nabi Salaam ‘alaika
Yaa Rasul Salaam ‘alaika
Yaa Habib Salaam ‘alaika
Salawaatu’llah ‘alaika

Salutations on you, O Prophet
Salutations on you, O Messenger of Allah
Salutations on you, O Beloved
Blessings of Allah be upon you


Check out pictures of the celebration, here.

How do you celebrate the Prophet’s birthday? Will the grown ups in the family tell stories of the Prophet (SAW) to children? Reciting salutations and songs in praise of the Prophet? Will you donate to charity? Will you prepare feasts or go to a gathering at the mosque?

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Urdu word of the week – Post 5


Here is this week’s Urdu word:

بود
n.f
existence; being
bud


I’ve not come across this word myself and I probably need a Urdu expert, or atleast someone with a bit more grasp of the lingo, to help me out with creating a sentence. Someone reading this should know one! Help me!
Please feel free to provide any feedback for this theme. You can even introduce your own Urdu words or even make up sentences with the above word and blog about them on your own blog. Remember to post your links.
Remember it’s a Wednesday theme!

Or email me if you’re shy: pakistani_g[at]hotmail.co.uk

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Remembering our shaheed .. 7


I’m posting more announcements of our shaheed (martyred) who are fighting for our country, our people and our freedom. See my previous posts here, here
, here, here, here and here.

Tuesday February 9th 2010

Twelve soldiers embraced martyrdom while two others were injured in a clash with militants during the ongoing operation Rah-e-Nijat in South Waziristan Agency (SWA), the ISPR said on Monday.’ (The News)

Wednesday February 10th 2010

A Pakistan Army brigadier was killed and two other officers were injured when their vehicle was ambushed by militants in Tirah valley on Wednesday.’ (Dawn)

Note: I can only provide you with names if I find them in the news articles I browse. If you think something needs correcting, please do leave me a message. I try my best.

We should all pray for these men and their families and recognise their courage and sacrifice for their country.

Are you related to a soldier? Do you have memories of a loved one dying? Do you have a message for the soldiers fighting? Leave me a comment.

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Urdu word of the week – Post 4


Due to technical problems, I was unable to post yesterday’s Urdu word of the week. Apologies for that. So let’s continue with this week’s Urdu word:

بگاڑنا
v.
to mar; to damage, to spoil
تم اِسے کیوں بگاڑ رہے ہو
transliteration:
‘tum isse kyun begar rahe ho?’
why are you spoiling this?


Please feel free to provide any feedback for this theme. You can even introduce your own Urdu words or even make up sentences with the above word and blog about them on your own blog. Remember to post your links.
Remember it’s a Wednesday theme!

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Happy Valentine’s Day



Happy Valentine’s Day to readers of the blog.
I hope everyone receives something special
from their loved ones..

Here is a favourite love song of mine –
‘Tere Bina’ from the film Guru (2007)

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Girls are like apples


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I was looking around for some humour and here it is:

It made me smile..


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Urdu word of the week – Post 3


Here is this week’s Urdu word:

اپنا
pron.
own; one’s own; personal

یہ میرا اپنا ہے
‘this is my own’
transliteration:
ye mera apna hai


It’s a nice and easy word this week. I’m sure you’ve heard this one.
Please feel free to provide any feedback for this theme. You can even introduce your own Urdu words or even make up sentences with the above word and blog about them on your own blog. Remember to post your links.
Remember it’s a Wednesday theme!


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