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The Dark World of the Hijras

The Dark World of the Hijras, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 133,876 items / 995,328 views

the lamp lies broken
that could light their way
for going against
the gender gifted by god
to fucked society
a price they pay
bodies made of flesh
feet made of clay
once they were nubile
now gone old and gray
in misery in a dark
world of hijras they stay
older than man
their ancestry
yesterday tomorrow today
colored lips pouted pain
they display
the hijra a doomed
beginning
choked on
the river bend
on the way

rest in peace says this poet
for your eternal androgynous
soul i solemnly pray
oh hijra like fair daffodils
bloom and than die away

The Night of the Angels

The Night of the Angels, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Most of the pilgrims who come for the Urus of Khwajah Gharib Nawaz are the very poor needy and most of them sleep at any available place on the streets .

Luckily it was not raining in Ajmer.


But granted they are poor , needy they dont complaint for they no all the hardships they incur for the Holy Saint they will be just fully rewarded.

They have come here so that Kjhwajah Gharib Nawaz will hear their passionate plea and remove all obstacles that stand in their way of a good and decent life.

Everywhere you go every by lane has sleeping humanity , making ends meet , most beg for food and for clothing.

The rich come here to ask for more riches and give generously to the poor feed them and give them money too.

The rich come here to escape from the threats of the Mafia dons, and with precarious ill health diabetes blood pressure hernia you name it they have it.

The Hindus are in a majority at the Holy Saints shrine , t…

HUJRA NO6 AJMER SHARIF DARGAH

It Was Me You Met At Char Yar

It Was Me You Met At Char Yar, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 133,751 items / 994,623 views

said the sacrificial goat to me life is so bizarre


you shot my picture
with the foreigners
at char yar
i saw you from afar
at first
i thought
this known face
was perhaps
bollywoods
most wanted film star
but than i realized
seeing you barefeet
you are what you are
i have seen you sit
with the dread headed
malangs
of dam madar
my fate was already
known to me
with the butchers knife
i could not spar
to appease
the soul
of restless humanity
i was sacrificed
life is love and war
no i was not hit by a car

zindagi aur maut
na koie jeet na koie har
tum sab ko mera pyar
toot gaya khamoshi ka tar

dedicated to a prolific
photographer from lucknow

nitin sharma

zindagi ek bazar
chand tasveerein
beete hue lamhe
as part of my memoir

The Agony And Shame of the Muslim Beggar

The Agony And Shame of the Muslim Beggar, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. in one part of the world
it is the Muslim who
loves to kill
Muslim blood spill
the rest of the Muslims
watch helplessly
a eunuch silence
soundlessly still
all acts of terrorism
against Allahs will
kill the shias
kill the ahamadiyas
kill the sufis
brotherhood and peace
downhill
petro powered
tele evangelists
their unlawful coffers fill
the royal custodians of
mecca and medina
foot the bill
while on the roads
the poor muslim beggar
face covered
her stomach empty
her life nil
life stands still
a mountain
reflected in the soul
of a molehill
to make her life
more miserable
fatwas
by male muslim
dominated
society
mullahcentric
against her freewill
a muslim beggar
womans life
robbed of
all her womanly
goodwill
only to reproduce
children populate
muslim society
her life on a dung hill
it is the muslim man
she must satisfy
his lust fulfill

The Muslim Way To Pee Istinja

The Muslim Way To Pee Istinja, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Etiquette of Istinja

1. When going to the toilet, do not touch the private parts with the right hand. (Muslim)
2. Do not cleanse the private parts with the right hand. (Muslim)
3. After relieving oneself, use three stones or three clods of clay. (Muslim)
4. When using the toilet, do not face or sit with the back towards the Qibla. (Bukhari)
5. When intending to urinate, find a suitable place of privacy. (Abu Dawood)
6. Do not urinate in stagnant water (water that does not flow). (Bukhari)
7. Do not urinate in a bathroom, as many a time due to this, evil temptations are aroused.(Tirmidhi)
8. Do not stand and urinate. (Tirmidhi)
9. Do not convers (with another person) whilst relieving oneself. (Musnad Ahmad)
10. Do not relieve oneself at riverbanks, roads and shady places where people walk or rest. (Abu Dawood)
11. Recite BISMILLAH before entering the toilet, as this will serve as a…

Malangs of Ajmer

Malangs of Ajmer, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. with 30 feet long
dreaded hair
mystical
mesmerizing
powerful pair
into your soul
they will stare
tell you
how you fair
your inner secrets
your fears
they will bear
holistically
they will repair
exorcising evil
removing all despair
at char yar
dam madar
malangs of ajmer
spiritual finesse and flair
black clothes they wear
save you from satans snare

Malangs at Ajmer

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