User talk:Khestwol

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Welcome[edit]

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Removing Speedy at Surobi District (Paktika)[edit]

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  • Why did you change the spelling on Sarobi District to Surobi District? The official seems to be Sarobi? --Bejnar (talk) 07:50, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Wuluswālī-ye Sarōbī[edit]

The non-English official version of the name seems to be "Wuluswālī-ye Sarōbī", English Sarobi District. Would you have any objection to changing it back? --Bejnar (talk) 07:58, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

No, I will not have objection. سروبي is transliterated in various ways in different sources, most commonly "Surobi", "Sarobi", "Sorubi" etc. but in Surobi District (Kabul) (same name) we were using "Surobi" already. Either of the names can be used here. Khestwol (talk) 11:47, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

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We invite you to join WikiProject Pashtun. There you can also find and coordinate with users who are trying to improve Pashtun-related articles. If you would like to get involved, just visit the members page or inquire at the project's talk page. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or other members.

Mar4d (talk) 07:36, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for joining! You may also be interested in Wikipedia:WikiProject Afghanistan, Wikipedia:WikiProject Pakistan or Wikipedia:WikiProject Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since you edit articles related to these areas. Happy editing, Mar4d (talk) 05:03, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the invitation! Khestwol (talk) 18:09, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

May 2012[edit]

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June 2012[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the encyclopedia, but when you add or change content, as you did to the article Pakistan, please cite a reliable source for your addition. This helps maintain our policy of verifiability. See Wikipedia:Citing sources for how to cite sources, and the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. lTopGunl (talk) 23:40, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Kushan Empire[edit]

Why are you removing some of the other religions from the Kushan Empire article? You don't trust Abdul Hai Habibi? Why are you putting Peshawar first when the first capital they built was near Kabul in Bagram, Afghanistan, at a time when they did not even visit Peshwar? They did not conquer territory from the east to the west but arrived from the north and conquered what is present-day Pakistan and then India.--Nasir Ghobar (talk) 17:14, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

You're right sir and I agree with you, however the empire reached its zenith during Kanishka's rule. According to Reddy's "General Studies History 4 Upsc", page A-62: "Kanishka's territory evidently included Afghanistan and the adjoining parts of Central Asia. According to Hiuen Tsang, Kanishka ruled his vast empire from his capital Purushapura or Peshawar." I think, being the primary capital, Peshawar should stay on top of the capital list like it did before your edits to the artice.
I'm adding Abdul Hai Habibi's source to the article. "Worship of Sun" is actually worship of Surya as Abdul Hai Habibi states, I'm linking it to its own article.. Khestwol (talk) 00:13, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

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thank you for this edit, [1].-- altetendekrabbe  20:21, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Pathans in Bengal[edit]

Do you know much about Pashtuns who settled in Bengal i.e. are there communities of Pathan ancestry in Bengal? Just to clarify, I went through a recent edit of yours at Taj Khan Karrani and it struck me whether there should be an article on the historical presence of Pashtuns in Bengal. After all, we have many articles on Pashtun communities in the Indian subcontinent eg. Pathans of Punjab, Pathans of Uttar Pradesh, Pathans of Bihar, Pathans of Gujarat etc. An article on the Pathans of Bengal would make a very interesting topic that I may possibly contribute to. I'll plead ignorance though while I'm writing this, since I do not have much background knowledge of this area, just an interest. If you know anything, I'd be interested in feedback. Regards, Mar4d (talk) 13:33, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Sure, there should be new articles on Pathans of Bengal, Pathans of Bangladesh, and the Karrani dynasty. Regards, Khestwol (talk) 14:26, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Language Map of Khyber Pukhtukhwa[edit]

Hello,I see you are a member of Pashtun projects. If you know about the subject, you should also know that the maps you keep re-instating is completely wrong. As i stated earlier in multiple talk pages, the map is showing majority pashto speaking areas such as Karak District, Shangla District, Battaggram District, Toorghar District and Buner District as Hindko Speaking, while Tank District is being shown as Saraiki Speaking. The map is of a very bad quality and extemely in accurate, so one wonders why was it allowed to be used in the first place. Also if you are a member of Pashtun project you should yourself be aware that the map being used is inaccurate amd should be removed or replaced. Tigerkhan007 (talk) 21:21, 12 August 2013 (UTC) File:Map of Languages of Kyber Pakhtunkha Province.jpg


Marrakech[edit]

I disagree with your spelling, Berber and French is Marrakech and its spelled like that in a lot of English sources too. Google book searching either title came up with 3 times more results for Marrakech than Marrakesh. Anyway I'll commence work on it tonight, by the end of the week should be looking a lot better!♦ Dr. Blofeld 15:07, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

OK, I asked user:Al Ameer son for input. (Marrakech is French spelling, not Berber.) Khestwol (talk) 20:36, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

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Your input is needed[edit]

I noticed that you did, at one point, post some comments on Template talk:Infobox Muslim scholar. I'd like to hammer things out a bit to make the template clearer for readers. MezzoMezzo (talk) 10:25, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

Did you mean Parallel universe or Parallel world? There is no mention of world on the talk page. See WP:RM#Technical requests. Apteva (talk) 05:44, 22 January 2013 (UTC) Never mind. Apteva (talk) 05:48, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Converted to RM to allow discussion at Talk:Parallel universe (fiction)#Article name. Apteva (talk) 05:59, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

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Evening Prayer[edit]

Could you be more careful with your edits? The evening prayer (without any capital letters) in Islam is called Maghrib and has an article under that name, correctly titled, and with no redirect. So it is not the primary meaning of "Evening Prayer" (with two capital letters) which happens to be the established name of an Anglican church service. You cannot force a translated word as the primary meaning, when the name is in most specific use. It is culturally rude. I have restored the name Maghrib, along with the other terms used by other non-Anglicans.Amandajm (talk) 01:33, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Murghab River[edit]

Hello Khestwol. I did the technical move of Morghab River (Afghanistan) to Murghab River as you requested, but there was an existing page also called Murghab River. It is now at Murghab River (disambiguation). Can you please take a look and see if the DAB is reasonable? If you believe it's unnecessary it can be made into a link to Murghab River, but it shouldn't be deleted because its history needs to be kept. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 01:53, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello EdJohnston. I copyedited both the disambiguation pages Murghab River (disambiguation) and Murghab, and also added a link to Murghab in the see also section of Murghab River (disambiguation). Thanks, Khestwol (talk) 07:23, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

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What picture is appropriate for the "Afghan" article?[edit]

I noticed your recent edit to the Afghan article. Please feel free to weigh in on the discussion at Afghan#What picture is appropriate?. --Bejnar (talk) 20:18, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Pages "Pashtun People" and "Pashtun diaspora" being trivialized[edit]

Hello, just wanted to involve you in unsubstantiated information being introduced into the pages "Pashtun people" and "Pashtun diaspora". Numbers that are being fabricated to raise the population of Pashtun in India to over 11 million without any such information in the Indian census. Also comments such as: "Yes the two Indian women are not Pathan but the point in this is that nearly all Pashtuns (especially Pashtun/Pathan) women are so much in love with Bollywood films and they see Indian female celebrities something as role models.)" and "Pashtuns, especially their females, love watching Indian films and dramas."

Ill leave it to your discretion to fix this. Tired of getting into an edit battle with a couple of users.184.175.27.29 (talk) 20:27, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

See discussion at User talk:Jackmcbarn#Why are you warning me? regarding this. Jackmcbarn (talk) 20:28, 25 October 2013 (UTC)


Brother, please watch user: Nasirakram1440 He continues to deface the "Pashtun People" page with misinformation adding that the Pashtun are "Iranian" Also attempting to remove the sited information: "Pashtuns are considered a warrior or Martial race" (which can be easily sourced with one Google search). These people are all envious of our great history.

And your reliable sources for " The Pashtun are from a mixed Hebrew and or/ Greek background depending on tribe" are? Dougweller (talk) 05:06, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

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Fall of Granada article[edit]

Hello Khestwol. Are you planning on expanding the Fall of Granada article? If so, that's great, but as is, it doesn't say anything that isn't already at Granada War#Last_stand_at_Granada, so a merge seems pretty safe. Also, I'm not sure if I'd say "no consensus for the change" - if you look at the history of the article, you can see that others wanted to delete the article entirely. SnowFire (talk) 16:41, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Hey SnowFire. The Fall of Granada is an important event that according to some historians marked the end of the Islamic Golden Age. The article should not be deleted I think. I may help in expanding it. Khestwol (talk) 19:54, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
I'm not denying the importance, considering that I'm the one who wrote most of the Granada War article. It's just that the Granada War article is much more full-fledged and covers a lot more, while all the content in "Fall of Granada" is also at Granada War. If the article is expanded, it should probably be on the specific surrender that happened that date, but it's not clear there's even that much written about it. If it isn't expanded, well, it's just a duplicate article and should be merged back as a redirect. SnowFire (talk) 20:07, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for agreeing it's important. An article on a notable topic can never be deleted as per wp:Notability. Yes, the article should cover the surrender that happened in more detail, and the historical significance of the event for the downfall of Islamic power. So it will be expanded. Khestwol (talk) 20:40, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
You're conflating Wikipedia covering a topic with "has a separate article on the topic." There are lots of notable topics that are covered as sections of a larger article. When the amount of information on the subtopic gets too large, then a separate article is spun off. But if it's just a paragraph, it can be kept in the main article. For an example, Battle of Villalar has its own article with information specifically on it, but Battle of Torrelobatón redirects to a paragraph in the article on the relevant war itself. Both are notable, and both get coverage in Wikipedia, however.
That said, I don't want to come off as too antagonistic here. Like I said before, if you can expand the article, that's great. SnowFire (talk) 23:26, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Please be more careful about using 'ce' in edit summaries[edit]

Looking through your edits recently after this edit[2] you are often using it while not actually copy editing as defined at WP:CE - any content change is not a copy edit. Even some of your spelling changes or removal of spellings isn't clearly copy editing. Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 15:32, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the advice. I'm trying to write longer edit summaries now. Khestwol (talk) 17:16, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

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Unfounded accusations[edit]

Please do not accuse me of having biases which I don't possess. I'm not removing material from articles because they were are connected with Islam but because they are incorrect. Slovenia was never part of the Ottoman Empire - how could it be when the Ottomans never conquered even Croatia to the Southeast? As for the Siberian Khanate, there is no evidence that they reached as far the Arctic Sea. Why should (in violation of Wikipedia rules) a map without source be kept? Kostja (talk) 10:36, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

The original version of the article Khanate of Sibir before your destructive edits clearly states "The Khanate of Sibir was the northernmost Muslim state in recorded history; its territories even included the northerly shores of the Arctic Ocean". This is true in my opinion and you are the only user who seems to want to remove it, so it is against any consensus. Please stop your changes and removal of content from articles without any consensus. Thanks, Khestwol (talk) 11:23, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
This claim is not supported by a source, so it can't be used as a basis for making the map. Your opinion of course also doesn't matter if it isn't supported by a source and incidentally you're the only user who insists on keeping the map, so there's no consensus. In any case, unreferenced material can be removed at any time, regardless of any "consensus". Kostja (talk) 17:27, 11 April 2014 (UTC)