On the Wedding day of Yousuf and Aliza

On the Wedding day of Yousuf and Aliza
Only the other day you were an adorable baby boy;
But now you are a young man to fill our hearts with joy.

Today you and Aliza are united in bond of marriage;
May this bond be strengthened with love and courage.

You will have to work hard to that end;
Unless you earn it, nothing is God sent.

In this partnership man and woman are equal;
There is no other golden rule in this ritual.

Man and woman are created to be different;
No wonder if you are sometimes in disagreement.

At every occasion great each other warmly;
By this gesture you will not be melancholy.

Develop interest in each other’s hobby;
That will make you both very happy.

If you want to make a decision;
Do it through mutual discussion.

Be conscious of your duty; do it to the best of your ability,
whether at home or office, don’t forget your responsibility.

If Aliza wants wants to be a good housekeeper,
she should make a list of things in a paper.
Remember the age old chinese proverb in this connection,
‘longest memory is fainter that the palest ink’s impression.’

Don’t spend money just because you have plenty;
Without planning your pocket will soon be empty.

If one is ill, the other should feel the pain,
Sweet words said in sympathy never go in vain.

Indifference is a deadly disease in conjugal life;
Cordiality should be the watchword between husband and wife.

In dispute be patient to hear your partner;
You may have missed a point in your anger.
When one is angry, the other should be quiet;
Silence is golden, it will prevent an unintentional fight.

It is not good to lie to your wife;
it is the cause of many a strife.

Suspicion is dangerous in conjugal life;
Stop it, if you want your marriage to survive.

May Aliza and Yousuf earn so much fame;
that everyone remembers your name.
We pray for the happiness and long life of the couple;
May your combined efforts steer you through all your trouble.

Daddy
16th August, 1981.

On the occasion of holy wedding of grandchildren

On the occasion of your holy wedding
It is the parents who arrange the marriages in our country,
For the memorable day the would-be groom and bride get ready,
Without knowing how they would undertake this difficult journey.
Here are certain tips that will help them make the sailing smooth and easy.
Both of you will have to work hard to that end
Nothing is painless, smooth and God-sent.
In the partnership man and woman are equal
There is no other golden rule in this ritual.

Remember men and women are created to be different
No wonder sometimes the partners are in disagreement.
At every occasion greet your life partner warmly;
By this nice gesture you will never feel melancholy.

Develop a keen interest in each other’s hobby,
That will make you attracted to each other and happy.
When in family matters you want to make a big decision;
Take your time and reach consensus through discussion.

Remember that to run the family is both partners’ responsibility;
When urgently needed don’t run away dodging your duty.
To run the family smoothly the wife needs to be a good housekeeper.

The best way to do it is to make a list in a paper.
Remember the wise age old Chinese saying in this connection,
The strongest memory is fainter than the palest ink’s impression.

Eschew the habit of spending money just because you have plenty;
Without planning carefully your pockets will soon be empty.
To maintain cordial relations with in-laws be courteous;
This is the best way that your relation remains harmonious.

If one is ill the partner should feel the pain;
Sweet words said in sympathy never go in vain.
Indifference is a deadly disease in a conjugal life;
Cordiality should be the watchword between husband and wife.
In dispute be patient to listen to your partner;
You may have missed an important point in your anger.
When one is angry, the other should be quiet;
Silence is golden, it will prevent an unintentional fight.

It’s suicidal to lie to your wife;
It’s the cause of many a strife.
Suspicion is dangerous in conjugal life.
Stop mistrust if you want your marriage to survive
We beg your blessings for the success of our marriage;
that we save our nuptial bond with indomitable courage.

Dedicated to the young men and women
of the present generation
August 17, 2013