August 21, 2007

Al-Maktub or Written

There was a good text written in urdu language at backside of a Pakistani truck:

"NA WAQT SE PEHLEY, NA MUQADDAR SE ZIYADA"

Niether before the time (fixed in fate), Nor more than what fixed (in the fate).

3 comments:

  1. My less literal but smoother translation:

    Not before the time, not more than destiny.

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  2. "more" could also be replaced with "greater"

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  3. welcome. much thanks for your valuable opinion. but the translated version really sometimes takes strange appearance (in contrast to the normal way of expression) , especially when we try to describe the detail as much close to the real meaning as possible.

    i would be much pleased, if you keep on giving your opinions also in future. Thanks again , :)

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