chatanga1 Posted March 7, 2012 Report Share Posted March 7, 2012 The palestinians have labelled the time they lost palestine to the israelis as the "naqba day" which is arabic for day of disaster/catastrophe. We the Sikh nation have gone through a similiar "naqba" in 1947 when we were forced from west panjab, leaving over historical 180 gurdwaras to decay. This is the naqba of the Sikhs, and the whole world knows about the palestinians remembering the naqba, but we have even forgotten our naqba, even in my local gurdwara, they have never said anything about it , as far as i can remember. We should be looking at remembering 14th August(pakistan independence day) and 15th august (indian independence day) as our own naqba, and letting firstly our people know, and secondly the world know, about it. The closest panjabi word i could find for disaster at the moment is : musibat, shaamat, bad naseebi or afat. lets have your input brothers and sisters. heres what i pulled off the net: noun ਸੰਕਟ (m)ਗਜਬ (m)ਮੁਸੀਬਤ (f)ਤੁਫਾਨ (m)ਕਿਆਮਤ (f)ਬਰਬਾਦੀ (f)ਆਫ਼ਤ (f)ਬਿਪਤਾ (f) Synonyms calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, tragedy im thinking that maha-barbadi, the "great disaster" would be more apt. We have to educate the Sikhs about this event. 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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