Shahenshah Baba Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1 Shahenshah Baba comes from a family of famous Rafaees or body piercers. He is the most agile Bawa , friendly and one of my favorites.We first met at Ahmed Ghadially Chowk at Haji Malang Dargah
A Million Dollar Smile Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1 this is the ultimate triumph of a smile over pain a souless heart and a heartless brain hope hidden in a sheaf of grain children born in captivity bound in chains tears frozen is all that remains
She begs for Medicine Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1 at the Irani restaurant new pahelvi at bandra bazar road ... life takes a spin the poor muslim woman a doctors prescription in her hand begs for money to buy some medicine the human soul precariously dying the ailments of the flesh the thickness of the skin religiosity clinging to a straw in a flooded recycling bin
Man a Prick in the Wall Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1 bricks homeless shelterless divert the attention of my eye bricks that are mortal but wont die crumble become sand a thought man sleeping wont deny man brickless homeless shelterless is dead the day he is born dont ask me why enslaved to money on a materialistic hgh the air he breathes he has to buy polluting the earth and the sky man a godly mistake gives way to a lie from the frying pan into the fire burnt to fry man that god made as the fall guy in the garden of eden woman an apple and a serpent who came by took away our godliness our spiritual happiness on the sly..
Tears on the Soul of Karbala Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1 perhaps in her dreams she sees what we dont see tears on the soul of karbala our pain our poetry hussain who gave a new start and set the ummah free from yazidiyat its corruption and its unislamic heresy muslims love killing muslims different branches of a single tree rooted to Allah his munificene his omniresence a thought we all agree they were muslims who killed hussain the beloved grandson of the holy prophet they know but yet disagree karbala is a fight for truth justice equality and not a political quest for supremacy he gave his head but not his hand from a battle a loaded dice he did not flee now dont ask why the shias are different despite the sectarian disparity more human, more emotional , shedding blood sweat and tears hussain thy name humanity the life line of our sorrow ghame hussain 1400 years alive and kicking on parity trampling underfoot yazidiyat its pride and vanity - shiasm an oasis of a …
Our Faith Ahle Bayt Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1 a hand on her little chest ya hussain sweet silence on her lip-shah ast hussain beyond yazids bargaining chip hussain thy name is humanity against yazidiyat we are well equipped every land is karbala everyday is ashura a thought you cannot skip ghame hussain her heritage with ahle bayt her kinship marziya shakir afloat on a dreamy trip hussainiyat a path that leads to Allah .. our anchor and our ship we bow and worship