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Eid Al Adha and The Kurbani Goat

Eid Al Adha and The Kurbani Goat, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎ ‘Īdu l-’Aḍḥā) or "Eid-u'z-Zuha" "Festival of Sacrifice" or "Greater Eid" is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Isma'il) as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a ram to sacrifice instead.[1] The meat is divided into three equal parts to be distributed to others. The family retains one third of the share, another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors, and the other third is given to the poor & needy.

Eid al-Adha is the latter of two Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims, whose basis comes from Sura 2 (Al-Baqara) ayah 196 in the Qur'an.[2] Like Eid ul-Fitr, Eid al-Adha begins with a Wajib prayer of two Raka'ah followed by a sermon (k…

No Reprieve ... Sentenced To Death In The Name Of God

No Reprieve ... Sentenced To Death In The Name Of God, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 153,167 items / 1,191,875 views

these are the true jehadds of islam
giving their lives for the sake of humanity
cool and calm a poetic thought embalmed
they are more focused than those
who are carriers of suicide bombs
kurbani goats offered as sacrifice
in humility without aplomb
a paradise
without nubile virgins their only inam
miles away from their loved ones
their homes away on the farms
they dont bomb mosques kill
innocent people mankind
they dont grievously harm
remembered as mutton biryani
mouth watering moment
tasty delicious warm
kurbani goats immortalized
as lifes lucky charm

Kids Collecting Food For The Kurbani Goats

Kids Collecting Food For The Kurbani Goats, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Once the goats are bought home they are fed with sumptuous delicacies , these kids asked the watchman to break pomegranate leaves for their goats.

The goats are given chapattis , ready made goat meal sold all around Bandra during Bakra Idd.

The goats are given water and in front of most of the hoses in the nearby slums you will find one or two goats tied close-by.

Kurbani goes on for three days Of Bakra Idd and most of the time you will hardly get a butcher for slaughtering te goats as most of them are booked in advance by large Muslim housing societies

At JJ Colony where butcher knives and the slaughter logs are sold , even a person without knowledge of goat slaughter becomes a butcher to make a fat buck.

The slaughter charges vary from person to person area to area and based on the size of the goat.

Nothing less than Rs 350 to begin with , going up to Rs 800.

The bulls are slaughtered too by a …

Haroons Dumba Goat Chinckpokli Road Bandra

Haroons Dumba Goat Chinckpokli Road Bandra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 153,147 items / 1,191,832 views

Haroon is late Ghani butchers son, and sells bakras or goats on Chinchpokli Lane Bandra near Gonsalves Wadi, Haroon leaves his auto driving job to help his mother in the goat selling business during Bakra Idd.

This is his white dumba goat that has been offered Rs 50000 but Haroon is waiting for a better offer and whater the hype generated by the latest imported Chinese goats at Deonar the Dumba is the best choice for Kurbani if you have the money and the inclination.

Years back I would go and shoot the Goat mela at the Deonar Slaughter house with Haroon but I lost interest completely I prefer shooting close to home and my disclocated wrist because of the lep has erupted with diabetic ulcers , so I avoid crowds I shot these pictures in morning while going to my work space.

The Hijab Marches Ahead

The Hijab Marches Ahead, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 153,145 items / 1,190,931 views

an issue of wearing a garment
or not wearing a garment
so much has been written and said
by those that consider it a garment
of oppression even though it is
not part of their religiosity or ideology
hate towards this garment they
have bred through their deafening
soul gone dead a freedom of expression
of a muslim womans choice they have bled
they have no solution for unemployment
in their country as these modern satrap tread
good governance human touch
out of their hardened hearts has fled
racist in outlook xenophobic islam hating
outlook instead playing to the gallery
for cheap applause to stay in power
absolute power corrupting their head
hope humanity gives way to narrow mindedness
bigotry as their nations masthead
empty words equality liberty justice
they bellow thanks to their empty heads
terrorizing the soul of the muslim women
the agony the pain the pathos the dread
i …

Footwear Fucked The Human Sole Forever

Places To Buy Bakras In Bandra West

Places To Buy Bakras In Bandra West, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. At Bandra as you enter Chinchpokli Road you could buy healthy ones from Haroon and his mother at Gonsalves Wadi.
Further a large number of them at Noorani Road and in the JJ Colony lane... and in the bylanes to.

Otherwise head to Deonar for a larger selection and time pass.

Muslim Kids Goats and Bakra Idd in Bandra

Muslim Kids Goats and Bakra Idd in Bandra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 153,138 items / 1,190,377 views

Because religion forbids them to keep dogs , the Muslim kids look forward to Bakra Idd , so you will see kids moving around with goats , and showering them with love and affection.

Muslim kids love to show off their new goats and boat the price i was bought at from Deonar.. ask a kid how much is the goat he has with him he will in Sallu style shirt collar up tell you Bawa 15000 ki Jodi padi.. Bazar bahut Garam hai Bhai..

The poor Muslim kids of Bandra move about with baby lambs and if you go towards ucky Hotel tiny lane you might spot a few pet Dumbas too.

Every house has bought the goats for the annual sacrifice on Idd Ul Udha.

There are four in my building too and soon the numbers will increase , as a new Muslim family has moved in too.

Tehsin Mukadam my friend too will have his goats cut in the compound with the rest.

As I live in a semi Miya land there will be a…

Bakra Idd Mubarak Ho Paisewala Musalman Jai Ho

Bakra Idd Mubarak Ho Paisewala Musalman Jai Ho, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 153,129 items / 1,190,352 views

They know
in a few days
they will go
a little water
the salla
swish of the knife
death without a blow
their destiny to
appease the soul
of sacrifice
they humbly
take a bow
death where
is thy sting
as it comes
serenely slow
the unstoppable
blood flow
like a poem spreading
its wings all aglow
children excited
running fearlessly
to and fro
the rich muslim man
will buy a dozen
maybe more
his neighbors
his envious relatives
he will show
begging outside
his palatial house
the burka clad women
her hungry children
although his generosity
is such a few coins
he will throw
rich muslims live
for today its the poor
muslim that has no
tomorrow

paisewalon ki idd hoti hai
paisewale musalman jai ho