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I do × 3

Monday, February 28, 2011

“I am having a funny feeling in my stomach.” I told my elder bro when he was fixing my turban. “Is this normal?”

“Yeah, man, it’s normal.” He assured me.

“Good.” I took a deep breath. It didn’t help. By the time we reached the venue, I was nervous as hell. And by the time I reached the hall’s sofa, I was looking like a giant butterfly, thanks to the generous number of rose garlands around my neck. “Take them off” was the duh-ish suggestion by a friend when I complained to him about the huge amount of roses on me.

As the bride’s vakeels went off to get the nikah-nama signed by her, the nikah-khwan turned towards me. “What will you say when I shall ask you?” He inquired.

“What will you ask?” I blinked.

He must have said “duh” to himself as he stared at me. “کیا آپ نے قبول کیا؟

Oh. “جی میں نے قبول کیا۔

I had expected that my signature will be different on each copy of the nikah-nama. Surprisingly, they all turned out to be nice and quite identical. Perhaps because I had stopped feeling nervous.

On our way back to home, my elder bro’s wife whispered to my wife, “Okay dear, now stop crying. The groom starts to develop a strong sense of guilt if the bride keeps on weeping like this.” I couldn’t have agreed more.

I later found out that same words were said to bhabi by my bro on the occasion of their marriage. Bhabi had not understood at that time…

It’s been almost a month now, and life is good. Except, you know, that I can’t make a mess in my room anymore, and that Wifey has a tendency of acting as an excited alarm clock, but tell you what? It’s just super.

Alhamdulillah. :smile:



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Mar 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Congratulations!!! That’s great news :)

Dinky Mind

Mar 1, 2011 at 7:24 pm

All I want to say is…

Dinky Mind

Mar 1, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Loadsa congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Ulta Seedha :)
We would like to hear her version of signing the documents as well :P

PS: The previous comment got printed without my consent :(

Laura Ogle

Mar 2, 2011 at 5:22 am

Congratulations on your wedding!

Dr. Saeed

Mar 2, 2011 at 11:18 am

Hey hey hey! Congratulations, my dear friend!

May Allah bless you both with love, care, sincerity, honesty and health. Aameen!

And since it’s been a month, I’m sure you guys would have figured out which one of you is the “ulta” half and which one the “seedha” half. :p

Spherical Square

Mar 2, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Lots of congratulations to both of you!


Mar 3, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Oh hey! Many congratulations!

What wonderful news this is!

May Allah subhanahu bless you both with loads and loads of happiness, success, love, joy and contentment. Ameen!

Understandably, my next impulse is to crack an ‘ulta-seedha’ joke, but I see everyone else has already seen to it. All I will say is may the opposites attract each other more every minute of every day… :)


Mar 4, 2011 at 9:42 am

Thank you. :)

Dinky Sister,
Thank you. :) Her version is very simple, actually: the vakeels came and verified her consent, she signed, they left. :P

Thank you. :)

Dr. Saeed,
Thank you, and ameen. :) Wifey responds by telling me that I am the ulta one. (I, on the other hand, believe that we keep on swapping our states of being ulta and seedha as the situation demands. ;) )

Spherical Square,
Thank you. :)

Thank you, and ameen. :) Feel free to crack another ‘ulta-seedha’ joke!

Dinky Mind

Mar 6, 2011 at 1:15 pm

And then she cried? :)

Leena S

Mar 7, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Congratulations! May Allah bless you both :) Marriage is an uphill task, may Allah guide you both in your journey togather :D


Mar 9, 2011 at 12:38 am

“Dinky Sister,
Thank you. :) Her version is very simple, actually: the vakeels came and verified her consent, she signed, they left. :P

Pardon me – but I read that as “She sighed, they left”.

That was as close to deja vu as it gets for me…


Mar 9, 2011 at 9:36 am

Dinky sister,
Hehe. No. She cried at the time of her rukhsati, when — as she told me later — she was getting mad at me for “taking her away”.

Thank you, and ameen. :)

Hahahaha! :D Leaving aside your self-depreciation (since I know how modest you are), one can read that as “sighed”. I’ll have to check with Wifey if she really did!


Mar 23, 2011 at 2:22 am



Mar 23, 2011 at 5:08 am

Haha! What a brilliant surprise, Saadat! :D So happy for you, mashaAllah! May God bless you as a couple :)


Mar 24, 2011 at 9:25 am

Thank you. :)

Thank you, and ameen. :)


Apr 3, 2011 at 10:08 pm

ALL *I* want to say is *insert ta’anay here’* Oye, humain kub batana tha!!! *shakes bailan*

Mubarak ho, ji! Khush raho! :-) Masha’Allah!

Its my first Anniversary today…. Good Lord, time flies. Achay khasay charray hotay thay hum sub :-) )


Apr 4, 2011 at 9:19 am

Haha! Thank you. :) (But put the bailan down, please. :P )

And congratulations on your first wedding anniversary! Time does fly. :)

Sardar Faisal

Apr 13, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Lolzzz.. loved reading it saadat :)


Apr 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Oh wow thats great news MAsha Allah.. mabrook .. dhoodhon nahao pooton phallo :) wat date u married .. 31st jan?


Apr 18, 2011 at 9:18 am


Thank you. :) I got married in 2nd week of February.


Apr 29, 2011 at 11:22 pm

This is so awesome :)
All the very best, always.
May you and your family be blessed with joy, always.


May 3, 2011 at 8:56 am

Thank you, and ameen. :)


May 17, 2011 at 11:27 pm

mashaAllah join the club!!
buhut buhut mubarak ho!! :)
Allah aap donon ko buhut khush rakhay aur buhut se bacchay day!! :P ameen!! (wantd to write darzan!!)


May 20, 2011 at 4:14 am

oooooooooooooooo! my oh my!
Mubarkan kid! why did you not send us an invite?
But stay blessed and happy, always, Ameen


May 21, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Thank you, and ameen (but not to the buhat say bacchay part — bacchay do hee achay! :grin: )

Thank you, and ameen. :) So sorry about the invites; it’s a long story…


Jun 19, 2011 at 11:16 am

so make a post outta it. just in time for your 5/15/50 anniversary.

فرید انصاری

Oct 14, 2011 at 12:32 am

Wow! now I know I am late with this (“hey! isn’t that nice- I am not the only one who is late with things like an update!” -did I hear you chuckle, or was that my slow imagination) but congratulations and best wishes to the couple. After all, it takes (almost suicidal) courage to say “I do, I do, I DO!” in rapid succession. :-) Welcome to the club! Though there are many down-sides of this state, being married can be quite fun! {‘For others?’, raised eye-brows, any one?}

خبردار جوبروقت بلوگ اپڈیٹنگ نہ کرنے میں شادی شدہ ہونے کوبھی بہانہ بنایا- نہیں چلے گی-عین ممکن ہے کہ آئندہ کوئی ہیکر پھر کچھ کر گزرے اور ضمیر میں/کو خلش بھی نہ ہو
سعادت صاحب’ مندرجہ بالا گفتگو قتعا” ذاتی ہے’ اسے بلوگ پہ شائع نہ کیجئیے تو کوئی حرج نہیں- تحریر کے ذریعہ شناخت بنانے کی خواہش نہیں-
فرید انصاری


Nov 20, 2011 at 8:26 am

مبارک باد دیتے کچھ دیر ہوگئی لیکن آج ہی یہ لنک نظر آیا تو چلے آئے۔
شادی خانہ آبادی مبارک ہو۔


Nov 20, 2011 at 10:00 am

فرید انصاری، عثمان،
شکریہ۔ :smile:

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