First, let me thank those who sent me their Christmas and New Year wishes either by writing a few touching words or by choosing/making lovely e cards. Thanks a million! دستتون درد نکنه!!
I am really happy that you have accepted me as a person you could think of during your happy time. It means a lot to me. God bless you all!
Before we start our new lesson today, I have two things to share with you.
First, one of our old Easy Persian friends has done a nice a job. She has collected and summarized all tenses we have already covered in one page. I have edited her work for you to enjoy. Please click here to download it in Microsoft Word Format. Let me thank Semberlyn Crossley on behalf of all of you. Thank you Semberlyn!
Second, is an open letter from a Pakistani brother to Mr. Osama Bin Laden!! His message is very touching and it may not be very bad if we all read it together!
Here is the message:
An Open Letter To Osama bin Laden and Ayman Al-Zawahiri.
(Wherever You Are)
Do you know what degree of shame, abomination, misery and wretchedness is being heaped on the innocent and peace-following Muslims all over the world because of this so-called and self styled Jihad of yours?
Do you know how many innocent, unsullied people are being daily butchered as result of this professed Jihad of yours? How many children are being orphaned and women being widowed precisely for the same reason.
And do you know, killing one faultless human being is like killing the entire humanity. You must definitely be knowing that you will surely be held accountable for this all bloodshed. Will you, then, be able to face your God? I challenge, no!
Then, why have you become an agent of some hidden hand. Why are you taking the responsibility of the murder of entire humanity to yourself on his behest. Why are you dragging the Muslims down? Why are you demeaning Islam by presenting it as a terrorist religion? Acting like this, which religion are you rendering a great service to? Are you raising the standard of Islam high or you (if you reflect on it) are causing the heads of the followers of the path of the righteous bow down with shame in-front of the entire humanity.
Today most of the Muslims believe that you are not a true Muslim but planted by the enemies to destroy the image of Islam.
For God’s sake, take recourse to sense, and announce a CEASEFIRE at once so the inhabitants of world may be introduced to that divine aspect of the Muslims at whose hands no soul suffer, whose words and actions bear no tinge of dichotomy, whose speech, when uttered, conveys to others the message of love and protection, whose thoughts, when thought, are devoted to the well being of others. Herein lies the true success, and herein lies the victory of the true religion of Allah.
Today, we have a new translation work again. I hope you will enjoy it. Actually, I am not going to work hard on it today!! You are going to do the main job and I am going to wait for one more week!!
Please read the following short story carefully. Then, do your best to translate it into Persian. You may look for the new words on Useful Drills page if needed. Next week, I will provide you with the Persian translation. Hope it will be ok with you.
Once again, I wish you a very prosperous 2006.
See you next week.
I don’t like her!
Bob goes to a new school.
One day, he comes back from the school.
“Bob, do you like your new teacher?” his mother asks him.
“I don’t like her,” Bob says in reply.
“Why?” asks his mother.
“Because, first she says that three and three is six. Then, she says that two and four is six too! So, I don’t like her!!”