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For quite some time I have wondered what was the meaning of my name. "Tariq" or "Tarek". Everybody kept telling me that it was a star, a very bright star.

Well if so what or where is it?

Well I kinda found out the other day. It doesnt mean star. It means a Pulsar. The direct translation of Tariq means "the knocker"; i.e. as in the sound made by a Radio Pulsar.

'The Arabic word "Thukb" means a hole; "Thakeb" means the one who makes the hole. '

More info here - http://www.speed-light.info/pulsars_black_holes.htm (http://www.speed-light.info/)

Cross-posted from tariqayad.com

Posted on Saturday, September 29, 2007 2:47 AM Life | Back to top


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i want to see my name in arabic writing
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