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A Racist Poet in Peachester Cemetery

A Racist Poet in Peachester Cemetery
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 The small cemetery is tucked away in the hills beyond Peachester.
From Beerwah, the drive is through horse stud country to the range. Look for the Maleny road. Once on the Maleny Rd, as you negotiate the gullies before the climb to the range, look for the cemetery sign on Candle Mountain Road.


In Peachester Cemetery
Queensland lies an
Old grave of an
Australian racist poet
Who died depraved
Hurriedly laid
Beneath the soil
The worms are teaching
him how to behave
a file cut copy
but on earth
it did not save
this rotten man of a
not yet written 1000 poems
of a racist conclave
hated multi colored poet
this white skinned coward
who pretended to be brave
888 poems he did slave
The new hit number of Satan’s
Radio wave
On his grace engraved
No he won’t get black liberal pussy
With a lust he craved
Had he not with an Indian Poet
Misbehaved
He would have been living
At poem hunter undeleted
Not prematurely erased

RIP

Its never to late to die...

Its never to late to die...
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 photo courtesy
perso.ens-lyon.fr/florent.bouchez/discworld/images/death.jpg

Its never to late to die


i'm on a mission of no real purpose except to create 1000 new poems before too long…. Australian racist poet


please do die
before your 1000 poem
you racist pig son of a syphilitic
sailing sea cook
a pretentious pompous poet on the sly
you whore monger through your
poems that lie in hell your
pedestrian pederast arse
St Peter will fry
Yes do die
Poem hunter Indian
Wishes you a Final Good Bye

firoze shakir

Happy Birthday Doc Wilde

Happy Birthday Doc Wilde
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 photo courtesy
www.rexmouse.co.uk/osCommerce/images/HappyBirthday.jpg

wish you a happy birthday Doc
as the bubbly we uncork
howlin trade ted martin jc and eagle hawk
the women poets well they
in the poem hunter gents toilet we lock
as we sing singed and rock..
and poetically die of a furure shock

Happy Birthday Doc Wilde

Happy Birthday Doc Wilde
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 photo courtesy
www.rexmouse.co.uk/osCommerce/images/HappyBirthday.jpg

wish you a happy birthday Doc
as the bubbly we uncork
howlin trade ted martin jc and eagle hawk
the women poets well they
in the poem hunter gents toilet we lock
as we sing singed and rock..
and poetically die of a furure shock

The Poem Hunter Forum Poetry Awards

The Poem Hunter Forum Poetry Awards
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 The Poem Hunter Annual Poetry Awards well there is a tie
it is shared by Mr Trade Martin and Mr Jefferson Carter
The runners up tophy also a tie Miss Courtney and Miss Sherry
Miss Congenial goes to Elysabeth Faslund
New Poet on the Block Hubcap Shit Head
Veteran Thespian poets Award to Mr Howlin Ayn
Saving Poet Lifes Award to Dr Lawrence Beck
Poem Hunter Face Saving Award to Mr Allen James Saywell
Frank James Ryan Jr Poem Hunter Peace Poets Award..

some new awards after the break..
Amichai Poem Hunter Forum Award..Greg Collins
Black Pussy Award in absentia Rajah Oscar Wilde Armagetton
Poem Hunter Forum Radical Poet Award Abdullah Kasai
Poem Hunter Forum Barret Browning Award jointly shared by Angie and Tara
Poemhunter Forum Platinum trophy for Poetic Criticism shared by Micheal Shepherd and David Hazell
Years Best Poem at Poem Hunter Awards
Tade Martins I am not Schmuck
I am a smug liberal Pussy

firoze shakir

Liberal Pussy Poem Hunter Forum Awards

Liberal Pussy Poem Hunter Forum Awards
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 Liberal Pussy Poem Hunter Forum Awards
Chief Guest Hillary and Obama capital stock
Convener Bollinger of Columbia University
In California at 5 oclock
The best of poetry and discussion
As they unlock

Best poet award on the block
At Poem hunter forum
Goes to Eagle Hawk

Best poem as Commodity Stock
Trade Martins Liberal Pussy that wont Talk

Second best poem to rock and knock
Trade Martins I am not Schmuck check my Jock
You Jingle Jangle Jug head schlock

Best World heavy weight Poem Hunter Poet’s trophy
For the best knock
Miss Sherry and Miss Courtney
Mental Block

Best Poem Hunter Limerick Award
Posthumously awarded to
Allen James Saywell
Australian Racist Poet
Gangubai the Gonorrheal Whore
In much shock

Best Veterans Poem Hunter Award
Goes to Ted Sheridan
Bukowiski angst on the chopping block

Hubcap Shithead Synchrony Award
At Poem Hunter Form goes to Goldy Locks

Best Omar Khayam Rubaiyat Award
At Poem Hu…

In a neigbouring country called pakistan

In a neigbouring country called pakistan
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 photo courtesy
www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040307/w1.jpg

words in the wind they wont hear
in their world muslims killing muslims
hate they rear..
the minorities god save them
before in ethnic cleansing the neighbors clear

The Last Journey of Lord Ganesha

The Last Journey of Lord Ganesha
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 Here people are still trying to come to terms with the mixed feeling of pain and nostalgia.
The feast of Lord Ganesha has come to an end culminating here at Girgaum Chowpatty the spiritual point of departure.
Tired the devotees will now head homewards, the euphoria gives way to a deafening silence.
The Police to give a sigh of relief no untoward incident, law and order prevails, peace of mutual co existence between communities maintained..

Breaking News Bomb Blast Poem Hunter Forum 2

Breaking News Bomb Blast Poem Hunter Forum 2
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 photo google images

There was another massive bomb blast
The die was cast, flags at poem hunter half mast
But a blessing in disguise to eternally last..

The survivors were taken to Our Lady of Succor Hospital.
Commotion prevailed.. partially alive bodies taken for immediate surgery..
The end result is as follows
Courtney Kane accidentally has her head fixed on Sherrys body
Sherrys head sits majestically on Courtneys body

Trade Martin has the head of Jefferson Carter
Jefferson Carter they tried to fix Trades head but it was far too big headed they replaced it with Liberal Pussy.

Ted Sheridan has had a spleen and liver transplant taken from a tired Courtney.

David Hazell carrries the silver head of Micheal Shephered
And Micheal Shepherd is Micheal Hazell after a long 16 hour surgery.

Angie s head now sits on Morgan Stanley Junior..
Morgan Stanley Junior blood group was rare they have given
His head to the …

Iran

Iran
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 Iran - Isfahan: densely decorated Mosque entrance - Sheikh Loftollah mosque - Lotfollah - Unesco world heritage site - photo by J.Kaman

photo courtesy
www.travel-images.com/iran16.jpg

Iran gave the world the Aryan Race
cultural identity from here some trace
Iran Gods very Special Place
Hospitality and living Grace
No Mask but a Unique Face
Khaile Khube a spirtual space
A garland of Love Iran
A brave nation that
gives other nations
breathing space
human love
within its embrace

posted as a comment at the blog of shehrazad of word press.

What belongs to the Lord cannot be Deleted

What belongs to the Lord cannot be Deleted
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 This is my last picture of the Visarjan.
This Ganpati was lying on the beach it had come back on shore, the hand damaged badly that I have cropped , only showing you his inner beauty, photography on the beach at Girgaum Chowpatty is banned because people love to show pictures of the aftermath of the Immersions, the let overs , the environmental damage, which is very important to all us huma beings , but gradually the devotees and the government will come up with solution, more ecological friendly materials in the making of the Ganeshas , I am sure we all love Ganesha and we all love Mumbai too..
With this I end my Ganesha series.. wishing you all well and to live to shoot this Feast next year too..
And Happy Ramzan too..
Today is my 17 fast of Ramzan.
You see these pictures that were formatted by a Mumbai Police Inspector but they survived to tell the tale of Lord Ganesha..The pictures were retrieved a…

Visarjan Arti Of Lord Ganesha

Visarjan Arti Of Lord Ganesha
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 The day before the actual festival, a mud idol of the God is brought home ceremoniously for worship. Varieties of a sweet preparation called modaka or kadubu, which Ganesha is particularly fond of, is prepared.

After elaborate prayers in the morning, family members gather for a feast. After taking their bath, people go to the temple and do the prayers of Lord Ganesha. Ladoos are distributed and are eaten before the meal. Milk is offered to idols of lord Ganesh at home and at temples, and Ganesh puja is performed at all temples and in-house prayer rooms. In the evening, an elder reads out the story of Ganesha's birth and an arti is performed.

Fasting, feasting and distribution of sweets offered to Lord Ganesh are important aspects of Ganesh chaturthi rituals in India. Hindus pray to the images of Lord Ganesha,with faith and devotion so that he may remove all their obstacles. Offer Him Rice Kheer, Moodak, Be…

Ganpati Bappa Morya Purcha Varshi Laukar Ya..

Lord Ganesha the Cry of Freedom

Lord Ganesha the Cry of Freedom
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 So Lord Ganesha gave me back the pictures that the cops had deleted and I share it with all of you, nowhere in my pictures have I denigerated the splendour and glory of the quintessential celeberation of Ganesh Chaturthi,this festival was promoted by Bal Gangadhar Tilak to hit back at British Imperialism and hegemony, a single mans cry for Freedom that became a cry of the entire nation, this cry from Maharashtra under the shadow of Lord Ganesha..This Ganesha who removes all Obstacles gave back to us what belonged to us our Fredom from the British Vampire...
This is what the actual festival stands for it is not about just an aspect of Hinduism it is the aspect of our collective Nationalim and the secular credentials of our Indian Ethos..

Waiting for Lal Bagh Chya Raja

Waiting for Lal Bagh Chya Raja

Waiting for Lal Bagh Chya Raja

Waiting for Lal Bagh Chya Raja

Waiting for Lal Bagh Chya Raja

Waiting for Lal Bagh Chya Raja
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 These and many more hundred thousands like this everywhere on the beach, under the bridge, at every available space waiting for Lal Bagh Chya Rajas last darshan, the Rajah took over 21 hours to reach his final destination Girgaum Chowpatty from Lal Bagh Pandal that he had left at 9 am.. on 25th Sept 2007.

Lal Bagh Chya Raja Final Call

Lal Bagh Chya Raja Final Call

Last Journey Lal Bagh Chya Raja

Last Journey Lal Bagh Chya Raja

Last Journey Lal Bagh Chya Raja
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 all pictures of this journey at flickr

Last Journey Lal Bagh Chya Raja

Last Journey Lal Bagh Chya Raja
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 all pictures of the last journey at flickr..

Last Journey

Last Journey
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 all the pictures of this last journey at flickr..

Lal Bagh Chya Raja Tryst With Destiny

Lal Bagh Chya Raja Tryst With Destiny

Lal Bagh Chya Rajas Last Journey

Lal Bagh Chya Rajas Last Journey
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 The Mumbai Police Inspector had asked a professional videographer to format my pictures , the entire card went through complete deletion.
But anyway here you see Lal Bagh Chya Raja entering or rather cacading into a sea of heads and these were all tough shots, lacs of people the pushing the jostling and my wounded leg, my injured right hand and I had just begun my fast and had come here to shoot this mind boggling scene, people had not gone home slept on the roads just to get this one last glimpse of the Maharajah of Mumbai...

Lal Bagh Chya Raja Recovers Deleted Pictures

Lal Bagh Chya Raja Recovers Deleted Pictures
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 The Mumbai Police Inspector had asked a professional videographer to format my pictures , the entire card went through complete deletion.
But anyway here you see Lal Bagh Chya Raja entering or rather cacading into a sea of heads and these were all tough shots, lacs of people the pushing the jostling and my wounded leg, my injured right hand and I had just begun my fast and had come here to shoot this mind boggling scene, people had not gone home slept on the roads just to get this one last glimpse of the Maharajah of Mumbai...

Lal Bagh Chya Raja Recovers Deleted Pictures

Lal Bagh Chya Raja Recovers Deleted Pictures
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 I shot the last day visarjan of the Ganeshas at Girgaum Chowpatty from 7pm till about 11.30 pm, I walked all the way from Girgaum Chowpatty to Chira Bazar shooting the various Ganeshas and I was in sheer pain as I had cut my feet walking barefoot a few days back to the pandal of Lal Bagh Chya Raja.
I was continuing with my Ramzan fast and in the morning I had wrapped my feet with cotton worn socks and shoes to shoot the Lal Bagh Chya Rajas journey out from his pandal, totally exhausted , dehyderated , but I wanted to share my pictures with all lovers of Lal Bagh Chya Raja.
When I left Chira Bazar for my parents home to stay the night over instead of going home to Bandra, I returned to Girgaum again at 4 am to shoot the last segment of Lal Bagh Chya Raja, but to my bad luck I was accosted by two Maharashtrian hooligans from Umerkhadi who caught me with my camera on the beach, and when they came to …

The Amorphous Angst of the Hijda

The Amorphous Angst of the Hijda
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 Hijdas are human far more human because of their genetic vulnerability, because of this they are far sighted, gifted , talented, and born dancers.
They are both genders in one the strength of a man the frailty of a woman.
They defy society inspite of the treatment meted out to them, they are ostracized driven away from the mainstream of human life.
The lowest rung has a hard time surviving the onslaughts of oppression, they beg, they solicit, they sell their bodies to keep their intangible tragic souls alive.
They have a very special regard for me, that is God gifted bonding, I understand their amorphous angst their androgynous apathy, their cry, their degradation...because they dared to to be different from the rest of us...

Laxmi Hijda Of Turner Road Bandra

Laxmi Hijda Of Turner Road Bandra
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 On the right is Laxmi, I think she is one of the finest, soft spoken Hijda, she begs at the Turner Road Traffic Signal. She greets me on my way to work,,sometimes I give her money and she takes it gladly blessing me intensely..
Today I caught them having their meals away from the signal and took these random shots..

Hijdas of Turner Road Signal

Hijdas of Turner Road Signal
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 I did not want to carry my camera to work this afternoon, but I did , and as a street photographer I make do with what I get, and photography is a expensive passion, and I am manacled to my work , I still manage to play truant and skip work on feast days like the Ganesha Visarjan, and business is bad so wife gets very upset at my photographic adventurism, I dont sell pictures either , as a Blogger I keep nothing give it all , share my world according to Garp.

Hijdas of Turner Road Signal Bandra

Hijdas of Turner Road Signal Bandra
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 These are Indian transgenders called Hijdas, they are the beggar variety the lowest in the order of eunuchdom, they have a Guru or leader under whose auspices they work, these Hijdas man the traffic signals , and make their living.The Turner Road Traffic Hijdas work under Laxmi..this is not the metrosexual Hijda guru Laxmi , but a simpler version, she is a very kind person, and wishes me well.The Hijda in this picture is her chela or disciple..
They work from morning till late evening, food they manage with the leftovers of restaurants close to the traffic signal.The Turner Road Hijdas are very polite disciplined, and not the rough shod braggart type you see at other signals..giving the Hijdas a tough competetion are the Traffic signal kids some nude, some semi nude displaying their gender rawness and making good money..
Most of the kids are drugged ...

The Marching Monks of Mandalay

The Marching Monks of Mandalay
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 Photo courtesy
New York Times agency France Getty images
BANGKOK, Sept. 24 — Myanmar’s military junta issued its first warning on Monday after a month of widening antigovernment demonstrations, saying it was prepared to crack down on the Buddhist monks who are at the heart of the protests.
By SETH MYDANS
Published: September 25, 2007
www.nytimes.com/2007/09/25/world/asia/25myanmar.html?_r=1...

45 years of military rule
Economic failure corruption
That won’t go away
A united front of clergy students activists
Struggle to finds a way
To get rid of the junta along with
The marching monks of Mandalay
A Japanese photographer Kenji Nagaji
Was shot down by army in Yangon
Bullets on protesters they spray
while others they mercilessly slay
Free Burma a cry
On a global display
Aung San Suu Kyi
Under house arrest
Has an important role to play
Gen Than Shwe and
His junta brutalizing
The tears of an enslaved nation
A collective …

Kali Mata and Tantra

Kali Mata and Tantra
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 Kali Temple Lucknow Chowk..
Here on Kali Puja Day devotees cut theirtongues that come back miraculously in 16 hours..

Tantra (Sanskrit: loom), Tantric Yoga or Tantrism is any of several esoteric traditions rooted in Hindu and Buddhist philosophy. Extolled as a short-cut to self-realization and spiritual enlightenment by some, tantric rites are often rejected as dangerous by most orthodox Hindus. There are two "paths" in Tantra: dakshinachara (also known as samayachara), the "Right-Hand Path", and vamachara, the "Left-Hand Path". The latter is associated with many ritual practices that go against the grain of mainstream Hinduism, including sexual rituals, consumption of alcohol and other intoxicants, animal sacrifice and flesh-eating. The terms Left-Hand Path and Right-Hand Path have been adopted by Western occultists.

According to another popular view, Tantra is classified as either red (raja…

Nandi The Holy Bull

Nandi The Holy Bull
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 Bull Temple Bangalore

Bull Temple was constructed in 16th century and is dedicated to a sacred bull - Nandi carved out of a single granite block. The temple is a typical specimen of Dravidian architecture. Kallekai parse an annual festival is celebrated at the time of harvesting of peanuts during the month of Nov-Dec, thousands of visitors throng the city to participate in the festival from all over the state.


¤ About The Bull Temple

The "Bull Temple" is situated in Bangalore - the capital of Karnataka. The sculpture of bull is the holy deity in the temple, also known as "Nandi Temple". The gigantic bull measuring 4.57m in height and 6.10 m in length is carved out of a single rock. It is a sculptural magnum opus.
This Bull Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva's Vahana (vehicle), Nandi the bull. Large number of devotees visits the enormous monolithic statue of the sitting bull every day.

Nandi the bull …

Shivling

Shivling
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 The Lingam (also, Linga, Shiva linga Sanskrit लिङ्गं liṅgaṃ, meaning "mark," or "sign,") is a symbol for the worship of the Hindu god Shiva. While its origins are debated, the use of this symbol for worship is an ancient tradition in India extending back to the early Indus Valley civilization.

The Sanskrit term लिङ्गं liṅgaṃ, transliterated as linga has many meanings, generally as a mark, sign, or characteristic.[1][2] It has a number of specific uses in Sanskrit that are derived from this general meaning. Vaman Shivram Apte's dictionary gives seventeen definitions of the term, including these examples:

The image of a god
A symptom or mark of disease
A spot or stain
A means of proof, a proof, evidence
The effect or product which evolves from a primary cause
The concept of grammatical gender
The phallus
An example of the use of the word linga in general Sanskrit usage to represent the concept of "sign&quo…

Poet of Oz

Poet of Oz
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 Poetry is a traitorous mask
What you read is not what
You think it’s a mind game
By the devious shaman
Of a poet taking your naiveté
To task bubbly heady words
Overflowing from his hip flask
Pretentious palatable palliative
New wine fermented bootlegged
From a country hooch cask
Layers and layers of meaningless
Menagerie of rotten human emotions
That as a reader you try to unmask
Life living like feet trodden lichen
Trampled by karmic convolutions
Beneath a death mask

HUBCAP SHITHEAD

doomed heritage bandra hill road

doomed heritage bandra hill road
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 first they give you an award
next they grab
your ancestors bones
exhume
your playgrounds
your religious heirlooms
yes blood suckers
want your walls
your porticos
your heritage
to build a
road widening tomb
while kutchi
marwari
gardens bloom
untouched by the
municipal broom
more newer malls
branded showrooms
suffocating
infrastructure
more cars
more hawkers
no more room
hell road
once hill road
is now doomed
political apathy
unassumed
municipal machinations
that cause gloom
water logging floods
malaria dengue chikungunya
a new threat looms


dedicated to legal land grabbers

we do care

we do care
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 caught
in the deathly throes of living
savagery of a snare
pocketless paupery
no money
a blank wall stare
before he left for mumbai
they told him beware
keep hidden your
return fare
try your luck
threadbare
the worst calamities prepare
pitfalls bear
if you return empty handed
remember
we do care
this thought
to strengthen your
fight against despair
hold on to it
you wish
our prayer

you and me and the origin of the flame

you and me and the origin of the flame
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 photo courtesy files.turbosquid.com/Preview/Content_on_7_29_2004_16_22_0...


for flying like moth to the origin of the flame
yes love hide and hate seeks a game
you and me
me and you...
fires of hell could not tame
you became you i became me
what a shame

lady lambeth

HUBCAP SHITHEAD

Bollywood Struggler

Bollywood Struggler
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 grass is green on the other side
the bollywood struggler no place to hide
sleeps on the carter road parapet
his time running from one studio to the other
from one film office to the other divide
the gulf between his hope and his reality
is inreasingly wide ..
he awaits a break..
but waves of remorse
dont subside
tattered clothes
shattered shoes
is what remains of his pride
lady luck hidden away
he clutching an empty fist
the life of earlier
successful strugglers
as his guide..
to make it big
on the silver screen
waiting for a ride..
as joggers walkers
pass him by
a shore far away from
sea side

i am confused

i am confused
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 sometimes your thoughts
add to my ensuing pain..
a dry region on the
plateau of my heart
where like drops of tears
secreted on my soul
wet and undrying
on a hanky you stain
stormy winds from
your hearts region
my inner being enchain
that you dont love me
is a thought you feign
if you see in the crystal bowl
of your pain
you will find me floating
clear and plain
with one stroke
a part of you
a part of me
both lie slain
words bleeding
wounds cant explain

love

love
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 photo courtesy
www.hot-screensaver.com/wp-myimages/make-love.jpg

The most disgusting
The most abusive
Sanitary sensitive
Most nauseating
Most polluted
Most diluted
Most refuted word
Ever heard
Love
A four letter bad word
Slurred
Corrupt weakens flesh
Interrupts cavernous hopes
Disrupts volcanic volatile
Venom erupts hate transferred
An exclamation mark abrupt
End result both giver and recipient
Prematurely interred

An Open Letter to Firoze Shakir from Ray Lucero

An Open Letter to Firoze Shakir from Ray Lucero
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 As you’ve made yourself inaccessible on Poemhunter
I offer the following open letter of apology herein:

Few in the U.S.A. know the great suffering,
pain and death perpetrated on the Shia.
The American crusade prosecuted by Bush,
Cheney and their ilk is beyond criminal, indeed
it’s pure evil. No human being in their right mind
could do the things these vile men have done.

U.S. will soon approach a trillion dollars spent on
two wars that cannot be won. God help us all when
they launch a third war against Iran. With the military
stretched beyond endurance, it’s likely that tactical nuclear
weapons will be used in hopes of a quick victory.

Let me be clear in expressing that the media and politicians
have failed to tell the American public the real reason for invasion of the
Middle East is oil, natural gas and pipelines…nothing more, nothing less.

The majority of Americans do not want war nor do I.

We must us…

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 I shot theTaj Mahal two years back, barefeet , the burnig marble it was like walking on fire during Moharam, wife and mother in law Wassim Qazilbash, were with me.We had come to spend a day at the Holy Shia Shrine of Shaheed e Saalis also in Agra.I shot the Taj from the banks, but did not get the desired effect.
The Taj has to be seen once in a lifetime.
It is a wordless feeling poetry.
Connecting man with supreme love of God.

June 8th, 2007

The Life Of Hazrat Ali

The Life Of Hazrat Ali
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1

The Life Of Hazrat Ali
muslim-canada.org/hadratali.htm

His birth
Parentage

Hadrat Ali was the son of Abu Talib, a prominent Quraish chief and custodian of the Holy Ka'bah. Abu Talib was so-called because he was the father of "Talib," the eldest brother of Hadrat Ali. The real name of Abu Talib was 'Abd Manaf.' However, he was more popularly known by his surname than by his real name. Abu Talib was the son of Abdul Muttalib. Abdul Muttalib was also a surname, his real name being Shaybah. Abdul Muttalib was the son of Hashim. Hashim was a great man of his line, and his descendants came to be known as Hashimites.

The mother of Hadrat Ali was Fatima. She was the daughter of Asad who was a son of Hashim. Fatima was a cousin of Abu Talib. Thus, both the father and mother of Hadrat Ali were Hashimites, and that was a great honour.

Ancestry of Hadrat Ali and the holy Prophet

The holy Prophet was the son o…