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Asad , sometimes written as Assad, is one of many Arabic male given names meaning " lion", each denoting some aspect of the animal. It is used in nicknames such as Asad Allāh one of the nicknames for Ali ibn Abi Talib. ("Assad" is the standard spelling in English, to keep the hissing 's' sound; "Asad" is the more accurate transliteration, corresponding to the Arabic spelling, and is used by scholars.)

Asad (film)

Asad is a 2012 South African-American short film directed by Bryan Buckley. The film is nominated for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.

Produced in South Africa by Mino Jarjoura of Hungry Man Productions, the cast is made up of Somali refugees living in South Africa, none of whom had any acting experience prior to production.

After being nominated for an Academy Award the film was released along with all the other 15 Oscar-nominated short films in theaters by ShortsHD.

Usage examples of "asad".

Zach Weber, Asad Khalil is being escorted by Phil Hundry of the FBI, and Peter Gorman of the CIA.

Therefore, Asad Khalil, if caught, would take his case directly to the Great Leader and explain his confusion concerning these matters.

Asad Khalil knew that if his own father were alive, the families would certainly have agreed to a marriage between Asad and Bahira.

Qadir, only two years younger than Asad, was big for his age and sometimes mistaken as his twin.

Then her heart stopped, and Asad Khalil remained very still, listening for it, waiting for her chest to rise and fall again.

He, Asad Khalil, had nothing left to lose and nothing left to live for, unless he took up the Jihad and carried the Holy War to the shores of the enemy.

The record, he knew, would be permanent, and might be used to trace his route to New Jersey, because when they found Jabbar-dead in his taxi, they might connect him to Asad Khalil.

He wondered if they had concluded that the dead body of Yusef Haddad was not the dead body of Asad Khalil.

He will not have his gun drawn, unless he is already certain you are Asad Khalil.

Haddad and Asad Khalil knew that the aircraft was pre-programmed to land itself.

There was, in that garment bag, undoubtedly a second jumpsuit for Asad Khalil, and he had it on at some point, knowing that baggage handlers would come aboard to collect carry-on luggage.

All right, back this thing up and postulate that Asad Khalil was coming to America to blow up this building, or the one across the street, or all of New York City, or Washington.

If Asad Khalil was the man who was supposed to deliver any of these weapons of mass death and destruction, then he would have come into Canada or Mexico on a false passport and slipped easily over the border to accomplish this important mission.

The first and most obvious was the question of why Asad Khalil had turned himself in to the CIA liaison guy at the Paris Embassy.

I waited for an opportunity to talk, I had second thoughts about these things that bothered me and this feeling that Asad Khalil was trying keys to the elevator about now.