Here I have another photograph from CM Fish on flickr for today’s Tombstone Tuesday. Thank you once again for letting me use the photograph. It was taken at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
SUSAN E. PRATT
BORN IN SEATTLE
1948 – 1992′
Unfortunately, I can’t translate everything but the top line translates as “In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate” and above the name written in English, its the name written in Arabic script. However, the Arabic name says ‘Susan Elaine Attar’ which tells me the middle name that’s been abbreviated in the English translation.
Filed under grave, tombstone
Here is another photograph of an ancestral tombstone, of who, I don’t know, which was taken in October 2010.
It was taken in our private family graveyard in Punjab. Again, the writing on the stone isn’t clearly visible but I can make out the Urdu script to read her surname. I say ‘her’ because the surname is ‘Bi’ which was (is?) a common female surname for Pakistani women. Other information on the tombstone seems to have faded away.
I’d like to find out whose grave this is and how they were related to me.
Any help on deciphering the writing on the tombstone would be appreciated, you can contact me on pakistani_g[at]hotmail.co.uk
For Tombstone Tuesday, I am posting this photograph I came across of a Muslim tombstone on Flickr. It was taken by CM Fish at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Seattle, Washington so thanks to him/her for letting me share it with you.
‘[Arabic script]AZIZ FATMA(FROM PAKISTAN)BORN IN INDIA – 1914DIED IN SEATTLE – 1993WIFE OFABDUL HAMEED KHAN – LAWYER’
Translation of the Arabic script:
“In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate”
“To God we belong and unto Him is our return”
Filed under grave, tombstone
I obtained this photograph of my greatgrandmother’s tombstone from my brother who took photos of some of our ancestors graves while he was in Pakistan (yes, he went too).
N. Bi is buried in our private family graveyard in Punjab. The writing on the stone isn’t clearly visible but I can make out the Urdu script to read her name. Other information seems to have faded away such as when did she pass away. I haven’t found out much information about her and missed out on seeing the grave for myself, which just goes to show if you have the chance to visit an ancestors grave, you should do it.
N. Bi was the mother of my grandfather, M Y.
Here is what it says:
“[First name] Bi
Wafaat ???” (Translation: Death)
Some day I hope to see it in real life..
As promised, here are the pictures from my trip to Pakistan:
Sitting in the plane watching the clouds..
..land from above..
Finally..after 7.5 hours, the information on-board the plane states we’re now flying over Pakistan
Islamabad from above
The morning sun in my ancestral village
The road into my village
I also have some photographs of some tombstones in our family graveyard which I will be hopefully uploading soon.
Please do leave a comment about any of the pics 🙂
The Geneabloggers website has some interesting daily themes for bloggers to write about in their own blogs. If you don’t know what Tombstone Tuesday is, then click here for an explanation. Although I have no tombstone pictures of my own, here’s my contribution:
I came across this picture of a Muslim tombstone on Flickr. It was taken by Hammad Mian at Indianapolis in Indiana so thanks to him for letting me share it with you.
‘[Arabic script] To God we belong and unto Him is our return. (Qur’an 2.156)
Muhammad Ayaz 1957 Wendy Leigh 1962′
I wonder who they were. The man has a Muslim name and there is a verse from the Quran on the headstone. How would you go about learning more about these people?
What do you think? Leave me a comment.