Adaab in a time of Allah hafiz

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  • Comment Link Wednesday, 10 August 2011 23:08 posted by Gurpreet

    Nice read Samina, though I tend to agree that your outlook may be biased. There is greater alienation to everything 'not islam' on the other side. It does not diminish the importance of your subject though.

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  • Comment Link Thursday, 14 July 2011 03:56 posted by SNaidu

    Samina--Ironically your study was biased!...You know there is a phrase,when you try spotting a red car on the road..suddenly there are more red cars on the road that day!...
    SNaidu

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  • Comment Link Tuesday, 12 July 2011 23:21 posted by Sabrina Osborne

    I totally agree.I am born Hindu and studied in Aligarh Muslim University.My parents being born in Pakistan spoke more Urdu then Hindi.I was never out of place in University in 1980s.When I came to Delhi in 1990 suddenly I realized people treated me differently because I spoke in a certain way and I had a muslim sounding name "Sabrina", though originally it is Latin.One day some how people got to know I am not Muslim and it was like a watershed moment.It made me feel so sad as I had never known how people differentiate so much.
    Sabrina Osborne
    London

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  • Comment Link Tuesday, 12 July 2011 13:50 posted by saba hasan

    very interesting article samina, one i can comp,etely understand as i come from the adab/ khuda hafiz category and despite efforts by some uncles from pakistan, have not been quite comfortable with other greetings. my grouse against identity specifications is that my children dont bear my family name but my husbands, courtesy the patriarchal pressures and i wish these laws/customs would change soon. while i continue to be saba hasan , my kids are aman and neha kumar...how i wish there was a small window here without having to complicate matters or giving inconveniently long names.

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