Mubarakbaad: Wedding dholls for Bilal

Posted on September 3, 2006
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Adil Najam

All of us here at ATP want to wish our colleague Bilal Zuberi the very best of luck on his marriage day; today.

Yes, you heard it right! From one married guy to a soon-to-be-married guy: “hunn, lagg patta jaaye ga!”; this phrase is not translatable but lagg patta jaaye ga” is profoundly different in effect and intent from “patta lagg jaaye ga.”

But all jokes apart, this is wonderful and much awaited news. As someone I have known now for many many years and someone who I both respect and am fond, my prayers and sincerest best wishes are with him today. ATP readers, of course, know Bilal as part of the core ATP team and from his various posts here. Whether it is him talking about donkey races, Inspector Jamshed, Naii’s or 7-star hotels, we have enjoyed reading his posts and we now wish him the very best for this auspicious occasion; and for all times to come.

Congratulations, Bilal and Lama! Bilal has a little note on this big event at his own blog, which I though is worth quoting from:

I am starting a new life today. A journey that I am very much looking forward to. L and I will join hands in marriage. We have known each other for nearly 6 years now. Time has flown by us, but it doesn’t matter. As they say in Farsi: “deir ayad, durust ayad� (late, but correct). We have many promises to keep to ourselves and to our families. We have big dreams, and plenty of fantasies. We believe in ourselves, but we know we have an uphill journey ahead of us. In some ways, L and I feel like two rock climbers who look at a difficult climb ahead of them, and smile at each other because they are simply excited to accomplish this together. When I hold her hand today, I will only have one thought in my mind: She completes me. She loves me. I love her. Wish us luck!

We do, Bilal and Lama. Most sincerely so. Mubarakbaad!

13 responses to “Mubarakbaad: Wedding dholls for Bilal”

  1. BD says:

    Bilal,
    Aisey kaam nahin chalega. We want our treat!

  2. Bilal Bhai!

    Mubarakan,mubarakan! Bhabi tey v mobarakan!

    May Allah bless your family and you get obedient and pious child(ren) in life-Ameen

    p.s:was my punjabi correct? :>

  3. ayesha says:

    Congrats and wish you both the very best!

  4. Raza Haider says:

    Bilal – your words left erej teary eyed and we know the two of you will do great on this journey. best of luck with everything

  5. iFaqeer says:

    I believe the old cynical, or affected cynical stiff upper lip , Brown Saahib comment is:

    Another bites the dust.

    So what is the equivalent of Wedding Bells in the land and the minds where Pakistaniat reigns supreme (as I know it does in Bilal’s mind and soul)? What I, for one, hear in my head is the music, or the beat, really, that always played during Neelam Ghar when the “Newly Wed Game” started. Like the beat, as the words are immortal:

    Daisaan dha raja, mairay baabul dha pyara,
    Amree dhay dhil dha saahara,
    Ni Veer mairay k-hooRee chaReyaa…

    All the best and prayers, Bilal and Lama!

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