Friday, March 25, 2011

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

Not even over his dead body...

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

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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

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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

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I shot this without a micro lens,,

Jesus Freshly Bleeds On The Cross Because of Christians too

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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

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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

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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



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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

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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 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
put a lock
thereby
hurt religious
sentiments
hurt his flock
jesus
the soul of peace
the greatest bedrock
so for the time being
jesus politicians
in a deadlock
an issue
more than jesus
the greatest
roadblock
a barefeet poet
through his grand daughter
at bandra bazar road
muses takes stock

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

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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

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

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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 the fire , I was totally shocked as this community is one community I hold in the highest esteem, I have set of pictures dedicated to the Bohras in Mumbai at my Flickr photostream.

I was worried about my camera and I am a Shia too, I moved away decided to get the hell out of this manic frenzy , the fire was not my fault , simply the over zealous bursting of crackers without concern for the surroundings or the rest of the people , as I came out I met Kassim my Hallauri friend from Chinchpokli road , he told me I could get a better view from the Gonsalves Wadi , I had lost my slippers so I followed him barefeeet to Gonzalves Wadi open ground , the crowds helped me climb two walls and I reached the fire , the engines had entered the mosque lane , the Badri Mosque was safe the people too were safe I was told , but the bungalow opposite the mosque was burning fiercely , the fire guys and the Bohra volunteers down below went out about clearing the crowds I was on a garage roof I think facing Bandra Hill Road end.. water was sprinkled through giant hose from the fire engine ...on the burning structure .. the top of the bungalow was n real bad shape..

I shot a lot of pictures and finally climbed down the garage roof from the Bandra Hill Road end , the fire was bought under control,, and I left with a sad taste in my mouth.. I showered and am posting this calamity as my new set at Flickr.com.

I am not a social activist but the Bohra community needs to do some soul searching the crackers if that is the cause , could have put so many people at great risk and the adjoining buildings too that hug each other ..I did not come the way of the Mosque lane I was disappointed and I shall post the next pictures all without text..

I wish His Holiness and his followers a very Happy Birthday and I along with the Bohra crowds kept shouting Ya Ali and beat our chests .. and did Matam as the fire died down...

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

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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 minutes," said Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Jones, however, considered the burning of Koran as a one-time event and said that he had no plans to do it on a mass scale.

From DNA
Published: Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011, 20:50 IST
Place: Washington, DC | Agency: PTI

www.dnaindia.com/world/report_florida-pastor-terry-jones-...

jesus
or christianity
does not
promote hate
an eternal truth
we all know jesus
on the soul
of humanity
a martyr a hero
by his own people
in Florida gets hit
his pain shows
his blood as it flows
a pain that is greater
than his crucifixion
wont go the burning
of the Holy Koran
was the last blow
for media attention
for a few cheap claps
playing to the gallery
a hateful thought
re echoes
a burning fire
no bravo
a chapter
with sanity
we must close
madmen
their crazy egos

Jesus Bids Mumbai Goodbye

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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

I Shut my Facebook Account ,, Targeted Shia Harassment

27 May 2018 As a Shia I am targeted even  by  Sufis Sufism that  I promoted vigorously as a Malang .. I have renounced my Malang...