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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

His birth

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…

Sayings of Hazrat Ali

Sayings of Hazrat Ali
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 photo courtesy..

article courtesy

The Sayings of Hadrat Ali
Hadrat Ali was the embodiment of knowledge and wisdom. Some of the Sayings of Hadrat Ali, which breathe wisdom and have attained the dimension of aphorisms are on record. Some of these are:

Fear God and you will have no cause to fear anyone.
Resignation to the Will of God is the cure for the disease of the heart.
The Word of God is the medicine of the heart.
Lead such a life that when you die people will mourn you, and while you are alive they long for your company.
The days of your life pass away like clouds, so do good while you are alive.
Of all follies, the greatest is to love the world.
Opportunity is swift of flight, but slow to return.
The most happy is he to whom God has given a good wife.
He who knows himself knows God.
Do not sell your conscience for anything bu…

Ashura and a Western Thought

Ashura and a Western Thought
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 Unsure on Ashura
Orbus Investor
courtesy Angel Publishing LLC. Sam Hopkins

Ashura means “tenth,” the day of the Islamic month of Muharram on which one of the most important battles in history took place. Fifty years after his death, Muhammad’s followers and family were locked in strife over who had the right to continue the Prophet’s work of spreading Islam.

This year’s Ashura, always the same in the Islamic calendar, falls on Tuesday, January 30.

Muhammad’s cousin Ali had married his daughter, Fatima, establishing the line of imams (religious leaders) to whom Shi’ite Muslims are loyal. Shi’a, the community’s name, is actually an Arabic contraction of shi’at Ali, “the faction of Ali.”

In the Islamic year 61 (680 a.d./c.e.), an epic battle unfolded at Karbala, in what is now Iraq.

When the dust settled, 72 members of Muhammad’s family, Banu Hashim, were dead. Hussein ibn Ali, Muhammad’s grandson, was decapitated and hi…

Stop Asking me “Is Photo Blogging Bigger than Yellow Journalism”

Stop Asking me “Is Photo Blogging Bigger than Yellow Journalism”
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 Yes I have plagiarised the sensationalising question of eminent Word Press online Journalism writer.I seek his forgiveness, but originality of my thought , could be the originality of some other persons thought too.
I recently joined I talker , a citizen journalism group, each one honestly sincerely giving his unbiased views on world news, through links words and pictures.
I joined Digg it too but I am treated as a leprous spam.I am buried with a nail stuck through my online coffin.
I am a photo blogger .
A word to be taken very seriously, as a religion.
We have a prophet , fire and brimstone he calls himself Brandon Stone.
He has his spirtual blog kingdom called Photo Blog Org.
A no nonsense Photo blog site, if this is not a photo blog it will be removed, words that evangelise on the soul of photo blogging.
I am lucky I am a member of this elitist , escoteric I have not ye…

i am a blog

i am a blog
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 i am a red indian
a dead indian
i am a dog
if i lift my leg to pee
you will see
the liquid flow
of my blog
holistic healing
memory jog
to a viking princess who pretended
that she fell in love
with this frog..
haikus, origin of the flame, quezelcoatl, mahapatra
all lost in a poetic smog
my ship of destiny
keeled over on the wastelands
of her weblog..

to lady lambeth..



Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 photo courtesy

two facist women poets taking a swing
welcome welcome to poem hunter forum
wrestling ring
the referee jefferson carter can do nothing
the clawing gnawing and the punching
on the edge a tag team waiting
angie tara no hope bring
howlin sufi poets wrestling king
the undertaker trade martin
liberal pussy that loves to sing
gregory collins surfing wrestling
david hazell and his sting
micheal shepherd retired
taken up boxing
ted sheridan with his poetic ping
gives allen james saywell
dressed as martin luther king
a left hook upswing
before sending him
in a crate to beijing
rajah fark me
with a indian nose ring
frank james christopher ryan jr.
yogic kundalini in a coil spring
world heavy weight poets
fighting on a budget of a shoe string
abdulla kasai in a mask fighting
rythmic ranting misguided jihad
wanting christian enemies duck

Child Labour Destinys Child

Child Labour Destinys Child
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 In India ,the magical mystical land, one spots a dichotomy of pain, happiness, living cheek by jowl.People would taunt me why I shot poor kids, but if you see my pictures with the hawk eyes of a poet you will realise the poor people, are happier than us.They live they also let others live. Sleeping on the road on the pavements, death is only a headlight away, dreams die so do people on the streets.Yes put to sleep as you Westerners aptly put it.

The title of this post is child labor so I wont digress, begging child with another toddler tied to his waist is child labour , hard labour, I did a pictorial sketch on traffic signal kids at Bandra Turner Road, I know what child labour is in this connotation , in a system that sucks. Child prostitutiion is child labour , the worst of its kind, parents hand over their children to pimps in Goa Pushkar , all hand in glove. Destinys Child makes me throw up, what I see throu…

Goshdarnit ! Word Press Woes !

Goshdarnit ! Word Press Woes !
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 photo courtesy

Something has gone wrong with our servers. It’s probably Matt’s fault.
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Bullshit that you very well know
a feeling of disgust that
takes time to go
to edit my post at Word Press
my anger shows
luckily I cross blog from
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Matts fault each time
you disclose
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I drink a toast for the road
cybernetic silence that corrodes

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and Archangel Mark

We Are Shias -Yes We Bleed

We Are Shias -Yes We Bleed
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 We Are Shias
Yes we bleed
Every Moharam
A pledge indeed
In memory of
Imam Hussain
Who gave his head
But for his life
Or for the survival
of his family
Did not plead
He gave his 6 months
Old Ali Ashgar a Mujhaideen
Such sacrifice never seen
He gave Ali Akbar aged eighteen
To protect Allahs honor and
Our Deen
Yes Shia children
Shia mothers wean
On Faith of our Imam
We do lean
Shedding blood is a
Thought routine
Allah Ho Akbar
Enemies of Shiasm
Call us heretics
And find this obscene
But unlike them
We do not kill innocent
People in the name of Jihad
And use Allah as a smoke screen
The chant of Ya Hussain
Perforates their spleen
A cry that lies unhidden in our gene
A heart beat of Koran Sura Yasin
Hussain kept it alive against
A Yazidi killing machine
Shah ast Hussain , Baadshah ast Hussain
Deen ast Hussain, Deen panah ast Hussain
Sar dad no daad dast dar dast-e-Yezid
Haq ke bena la -ila ast Hussain
With his Blood he did…

Shias and the Hindu Connection -Hussaini Brahmins

Shias and the Hindu Connection -Hussaini Brahmins
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 Published in the 16-31 May 2004 print edition of MG;

Hindu followers of Muslim imam
By Yoginder Sikand
One of the most important events in early Muslim history was the battle of Karbala fought in 680 CE in which Imam Hussain, grandson of the Prophet through his daughter Fatima and her husband Imam Ali, was slaughtered along with a small band of disciples in a bloody battle against the tyrant Yazid. This event occurred in the Islamic month of Muharram, and it is for this reason that this month is observed with great solemnity in many parts of the Muslim world.

What is particularly striking about the observances of the month of Muharram in large parts of India is the prominent participation of Hindus in the ritual mourning. In several towns and villages, Hindus join Muslims in lamenting the death of Hussain, by sponsoring or taking p…

Willadat Imam Hassan

Willadat Imam Hassan
Originally uploaded by flickr photographerno1 photo courtesy
Today is the eve of the birthday of the second Imam , Imam Hassan Ibn Ali, son of Hazrat Ali and elder brother of Hazrat Imam Hussain..

Birth and Childhood of Imam Hassan (a.s.):

In the mid of the month of Ramadan, the 3rd year of Hijrah, a son was born in the small mud house of Hazrat Ali (a.s.). The Prophet Muhammad (saw), on behalf of Almighty God, named him Hassan. Imam Hassan (a.s.) was brought up in the lap of his father Hazrat Ali (a.s.) and mother Fatima Zahra (s.a.) and learnt lessons from the school of his grandfather Prophet Muhammad (saw).

Imam Hassan (a.s.) had a great worth and status in the eyes of the Prophet Muhammad (saw). Such as, one day he Prophet Muhammad (saw) was on the tribune, delivering a speech to the people, he heard the voice of his weeping. He came down from the tribune, went to calm him down, and then returned to his place. When the p…