Active TopicsActive Topics  Display List of Forum MembersMemberlist  CalendarCalendar  Search The ForumSearch  HelpHelp
  RegisterRegister  LoginLogin  Old ForumOld Forum  Twitter  Facebook
Advertisement:
         

Comments & Complaints
 IslamiCity Forum - Islamic Discussion Forum : General : Comments & Complaints
Message Icon Topic: Wrong Chinese text in Avatar Post Reply Post New Topic
<< Prev Page  of 2
Author Message
Alfandi
 
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 09 July 2005
Location: China
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 10
Quote Alfandi Replybullet Posted: 11 July 2005 at 1:34am

ummziba,

If your Chinese friend's name is read as * * Hui, then I am sure Hui is not her surname, but given name.  As you know, the oriental people put their surname before given name. Last time Mr. Jorge W. Bush made such a mistake when he was meeting with the former Prime Minister of Singapore Mr. Lee Kuan Yao, whose surname is 'Lee', but Mr. Bush called him Mr. Yao.  

Among the Hui Chinese community, you will find most of them has a surname of 'Ma'.   

IP IP Logged
ummziba
Female  Islam
Senior Member
Senior  Member
Avatar

Joined: 16 March 2005
Location: Canada
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1158
Quote ummziba Replybullet Posted: 11 July 2005 at 4:18am

Assalamu alaikum Brother Alfandi,

Thank you for the information.  I guess I will leave my avatar, I like to think that I at least strive to be peaceful and gentle!

The lady that I knew had reversed her name when she became a Canadian citizen (some Chinese do this, I guess they get tired of people here always getting their names wrong!).  She had a lovely Chinese given name, that I can't recall, but she went by an "english" name, so she was called Karen Hui.

It is a shame when people feel they must change themselves because others are naive or ignorant.  But, I suppose constantly having to repeat and explain your name could get very tiring.  By the way, there are some people in my city with the surname Ma, Maa and Maah, though I do not know them personally.

Peace, ummziba.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words...they break my soul ~
IP IP Logged
<< Prev Page  of 2
Post Reply Post New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Disclaimer:
The opinions expressed herein contain positions and viewpoints that are not necessarily those of IslamiCity. This forum is offered to stimulate dialogue and discussion in our continuing mission of being an educational organization.
If there is any issue with any of the postings please email to icforum at islamicity.com or if you are a forum's member you can use the report button.

Note: The 99 names of Allah avatars are courtesy of www.arthafez.com

Advertisement:



Sponsored by:
Islamicity Membership Program:
IslamiCity Donation Program  http://www.islamicity.com/Donate
IslamiCity Arabic eLearning http://www.islamiCity.com/ArabAcademy
Complete Domain & Hosting Solutions www.icDomain.com
Home for Muslim Tunes www.icTunes.com
Islamic Video Collections www.islamiTV.com
IslamiCity Marriage Site www.icMarriage.com