Talk:Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah

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Former good article nominee Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Article milestones
Date Process Result
April 6, 2006 Good article nominee Not listed
April 8, 2006 Peer review Reviewed
Current status: Former good article nominee


Zebunnisa Street in Saddar, Karachi is named after Mughal Princess Zebunnisa who was the eldest daughter of the last of the major Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb Alamgir. As a member of the royal family, Zeb-un-Nissa studied not only Arabic but also Persian, Mathematics, and Astronomy, under the chief scholars of the realm. She was a Sufi and a poet.

In the 1960s, both President Iskander Mirza and President Ayub Khan banned Zaib-un-nissa Hamidullah's magazines and she was never honored in any way by them. You have to produce proof that Zebunnisa Street in Karachi is named after Zaib-un-nissa Hamidullah.

Actually it was called Elphinstone Street and it's name was changed from the British colonial name to the name of a historical Muslim figure.

Siddiqui 15:14, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

I HAVE proof. Iskander Mirza outlawed her magazine, yes. She was brave enough to take him to court and she won, in what became a huge victory for the freedom of the press in Pakistan. Ayub Khan also tried to ban her magazine, but he eventually gave up. The government did name it after her, in recognition of her contribution to Pakistan's literary and journalistic spheres.

--Le Grey Intellectual 17:15, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Interesting discussion. I do not know anything about the place. Citing sources shall be in order. --Bhadani 17:20, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

RIGHT. But as a matter of general knowledge, I know for certain that the street was in fact named after Zaibunnisa Begum, the Mughal princes (and poet, pen-name 'Makhfi') ; and it was later felt 'politic' to also tacitly associate it with the subject of this article also. There are several letters of official correspondence in this regard in Sindh archives too! (talk) 06:53, 27 September 2012 (UTC)Col Mumtaz Khan

GA review[edit]

I must say I have to agree with User:Bhadani, and, in fact the GA criteria say that articles must be referenced well. Although the article is good there is not enough references for the reader to fact check. My feeling is that once this issue is resolved ther article should be nominated again. Keep up the good work! Regards SeanMack 15:47, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

I agree with SeanMack, references is the main problem, the writing is a bit shakey also. Thanks --Jaranda wat's sup 20:39, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

I just rated the article a B-class, and citations are still a weak point. There are references, but there's little way to tell what was pulled from what sources. Have the editors here considered using Wikipedia:Footnotes or Wikipedia:Harvard referencing? It would improve the article's verifiability greatly. Thanks. - Debuskjt 18:49, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 05:20, 21 January 2008 (UTC)