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Mr Gaddafi Would Not Allow His Barber To Shave Him This Way..

Foreigners Shoot Indians I Shoot Them.. They Think I Am A Foreigner Too

Thats What I Keep Telling Myself

We Are All Born Poets Till We Are Martyred As Saints

In The Beginning Was The Film

In The Beginning Was The Film, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,236 items / 1,389,437 views


on the soul
of photography
it was the gate
of wisdom
knowledge
intelligence
we Muslims
call ilm
but than came
the birth of the
memory card
what we call
phantasmal
witticism
a new beginning
of an end
a new baptism
graphic gyrations
through a prism

this is for my guru of dreams
mystics uncle der randall

Ring A Ring A Roses

Ring A Ring A Roses, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,235 items / 1,389,426 views


a pocketful
of blogs
a street side
camera shop
in the service
of humanity
hardly ever
closes
surroundings
of pain pathos
on the soul
of a poet
discloses
in small
doses
right
under
your noses
the flesh
was willing
the spectral
spirit reposes
a silent cry
a drop of a tear
that god chose
to refroze it
inorder
to compose it
what came
his way
my way
he throws it
on the wasteland
it decomposes

The Crown of Thorns

The Crown of Thorns, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,195 items / 1,389,213 views

I shot this without a micro lens,,

Jesus Freshly Bleeds On The Cross Because of Christians too

Jesus Freshly Bleeds On The Cross Because of Christians too, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,190 items / 1,389,193 views

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr


burning other peoples holy books
is a spiritual crime by pastors
in the garb of crooks
evil deeds evil looks
too much broth spoils the cook
an act of repugnance
the soul of humanity shook
revenge as his right
to hurt those who hurt him
he mistook

Jesus of Nazareth, quotes about Forgiveness:
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despite fully use you, and persecute you.
Jesus of Nazareth

100 Years That Wont Be Easily Forgotten

100 Years That Wont Be Easily Forgotten, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,026 items / 1,388,816 views

the money you spend
on ostentatious display
on firecrackers
was not the need of the hour
a memorable moment gone sour
luckily maula ali mushkil kusha
bought the fire into his power
or on the soul of humanity
golden hundred years would
have been a scar
an inferno that
human lives 'would
have devoured
a moment ill starred
a thought that 'hits hard
in retrospection
safety norms
safety measures
are more important
than fancy decorations
huge cakes or placards
fate fighting against all odds

Cheeky Bastard ...A Beggar Poet of Mumbai

A Bulldog Called Einstein

A Bulldog Called Einstein, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,169 items / 1,389,091 views

i met him
last evening
at hill road bandra
8 month old
stocky and fine
his owner
a charming
young lady
a beauty divine
she allowed
me to take his
mug shot
now voila
he is online
brainy bozo
his name
Einstein

100 Milad Mubarak of His Holiness Dr Syedna Muhammad Burhanuddin Saab Tus

100 Milad Mubarak of His Holiness Dr Syedna Muhammad Burhanuddin Saab Tus, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

177,167 items / 1,389,073 views



Bismillahirrahmanirrahim
completion of a cherished dream

100 years of peace hope harmony
from,sufferings from turbulence
from adversity through
prayers through deeds
His Holiness Syedna
Mohammed Burhanuddin
the soul of humanity redeems
beyond caste color or creed
a beacon of spiritual strength
love of the nation a powerful beam
as it lights a path as it gleams
long life to His Holiness
His Bohra followers
on Milad Mubarak
from the humility
of my photo stream

This was shot in the afternoon at the entrance to the Badri Bohra Mosque before the Fire

To All My Bohra friends on Facebook Flickr and Twitter

Senior Inspector Samad Shaikh at The Bohri Mosque Fire Bandra

The Brave Firemen of The Brave City of Mumbai

100 Years Of Peace Hope Humanity His Holiness Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saab TUS

100 Years Of Peace Hope Humanity His Holiness Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saab TUS, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,137 items / 1,389,038 views

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim
completion of a cherished dream

100 years of peace hope harmony
from,sufferings from turbulence
from adversity through
prayers through deeds
His Holiness Syedna
Mohammed Burhanuddin
the soul of humanity redeems
beyond caste color or creed
a beacon of spiritual strength
love of the nation a powerful beam
as it lights a path as it gleams
long life to His Holiness
His Bohra followers
on Milad Mubarak
from the humility
of my photo stream

The Fire Finally Dies Down...Thanks To The Firemen and Bohra Volunteers

Marziya Talks to Jesus

Marziya Talks to Jesus, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Marziya was at the Juloos with me and this was shot while we were moving towards the Bandra Shia Khoja Mosque, Marziya at 2 years respects all religiosity, and she knows Jesus pretty well, as she bangs into him at every street corner of Bandra Bazar Road..

And as I mentioned earlier Marziya does not need a camera she shoots Jesus better than me with her eyes, and the human mind is a camera that we hardly utilize in real life.. Marziya shoots this with her mind and by this exercise hones my camera eye too.

And for the first time I shot Marziya focusing deep into the eyes of Jesus on the crucifix..and Marziyas body language needs no face to tell you what she is thinking..

in silence
unaware
of my camera
presence
with jesus
marziya talks
jesus who
is now
freshly
condemned
for having
his shop
on the sidewalk
though
illegal hawkers
the soul
of humanity
does not shock
its jesus
his spiritual shop
they want
removed
pu…

Fire Near Bohra Mosque Bandra Bazar Road During 100 Day Celebration of Syedna Saab

Fire Near Bohra Mosque Bandra Bazar Road During 100 Day Celebration of Syedna Saab

The Bohras Fighting The Fire With Water and Prayers

Fire Near Bohra Mosque Bandra Bazar Road During 100 Day Celebration of Syedna Saab

Fire Near Bohra Mosque Bandra Bazar Road During 100 Day Celebration of Syedna Saab

Fire Near Bohra Mosque Bandra Bazar Road During 100 Day Celebration of Syedna Saab

100 Years Celebration End In Inferno Near Bandra Bohra Badri Mosque

The Humongous Fire Near The Bandra Bohra Badri Mosque

I Climb This Roof To Shoot The Fire Near Badri Bohra Mosque Bandra

I Climb This Roof To Shoot The Fire Near Badri Bohra Mosque Bandra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,023 items / 1,388,803 views

But I was hesitating to go on the other side I was barefeet and have a damaged right hand that makes these stunts next to impossible bit I did it finally with my friend Kassim Halauris help..

I Climb This Roof To Shoot The Fire Near Badri Bohra Mosque Bandra

I Climb This Roof To Shoot The Fire Near Badri Bohra Mosque Bandra

The Badri Bohra Mosque Was Untouched By The Fire

The Badri Bohra Mosque Was Untouched By The Fire, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Mushkil main kaam aati hy Mushkil kusha a.s ki baat
jo hussain ke sat hain ali hain unke sat

100 Years Celebration End In Inferno Near Bandra Bohra Mosque

100 Years Celebration End In Inferno Near Bandra Bohra Mosque

The Bohras Running For Safety From The Bandra Bohra Mosque

The Bohras Running For Safety From The Bohra Mosque

This Is Where I Was Beaten By Bohra Youth For Shooting The Fire

Hundred Years Birthday Celebrations Of His Holiness Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin TUS End On a Sad Note At Bandra

Hundred Years Birthday Celebrations Of His Holiness Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin TUS End On a Sad Note At Bandra, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,010 items / 1,388,653 views


Hundred years birthday celebrations of His Holiness Sayedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (TUS)' turned into a inferno in the lane of the Badri mosque at Bandra Bazar Road , a few minutes from now , I was at my computer when the fire engines entered my lane via Bandr Reclamation in great ferocity and haste , I saw this from my house window.

I dont shoot disaster but I took my camera bag on impulse and rushed down I could see the flames leaping away I was told the fire was near the Badri Bohra mosque I rushed , the Bohra crowds were running for cover as the lane to the mosque is far too narrow the fire engines were finding it difficult to come in .

I took two shots from the gate of the decorated entrance I managed to move a few steps in when over enthusiastic Bohra youth beat me up, for shooting …

Because Of Terry Jones And Wayne Sapp Jesus Bleeds All Over Again

Because Of Terry Jones And Wayne Sapp Jesus Bleeds All Over Again, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,009 items / 1,388,529 views


Controversial pastor Terry Jones, oversaw the burning of the holy Koran, by an evangelical preacher pastor Wayne Sapp in a local Florida church in the US.

Jones said that "trial" of the holy Quran was held on Sunday by a jury of 12 church members and volunteers, with a Dallas Imam as a defence lawyer.

"We had a court process. We tried to set it up as fair as possible, which you can imagine, of course, is very difficult," Jones told The USA Today.

The punishment — burning the book after it had been soaked in kerosene for an hour — was determined from four choices on his organisation's Facebook page.

The Muslim community in the United States has declined to respond to such an act by Jones and his small group of followers.

"Terry Jones had his 15 minutes of fame and we're not going to help him get another few mi…

Jesus Bids Mumbai Goodbye

Jesus Bids Mumbai Goodbye, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 177,008 items / 1,388,476 views

in the name
of jesus christ
politicians
love to politicize
demolition
of crosses
with double speak
double standards
blatant lies
but they
are really
not interested
a thought
to surmise
to gain mileage
for holding
on to their seats
next election
is their noble intention
covered in disguise
they have no time
to make sacrifice
building towers
building malls
big bucks
big dreams
money buys
who cares
who lives
who dies
like garib nagar fire
like behrampada fire
like nargis dutt fire
the demolition
of crosses
holy shrines
will soon be
forgotten
Mumbai
will soon
be Shanghai
weep not for me
weep for thy women
thy children
Jesus to the city
he loves
bids goodbye
back to Jerusalem
he takes
the next flight
out of mind
out of sight