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Old May 12, 2003, 04:03 PM
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Nasif Nasif is offline
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Yes, James your right. Mushfiq and Anis is the first name. The suffix UL or UR comes from Arabic origins of these words which creates an Arabic phrase by combining first and last names.

Monjur - UL - Islam, means his first name is Monjur.

Amin - UL - Islam, means his first name is Amin

Habib - UL - Bashar means his first name is Habib.

Naim - UR - Rahman means first name is Naim.

Inzamam - UL - Haq, first name is Inzamam etc.....

In Bangladesh (or for that matter in the sub-continent) this is not a problem because people are familier with naming conventions. But for everyone else this is very confusing.

They should just keep their first name and remove the conjuction letters all together. Those conjunction letters doesn't have any meaning if you aren't saying the last name. Its used to join two words to form a phrase.


PS. 4 more days..................

[Edited on 12-5-2003 by nasif]

[Edited on 12-5-2003 by nasif]
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