Sunday, November 6, 2011

Being Born a Poor Muslim Woman My Bad Luck I wont Be His Fourth Wife or Dead Duck

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During the few years I have been shooting hijras I found many a Muslim man had left his family to get married to the eunuch, a eunuch that is neither man nor woman but has the exotic charismatic power to ensnare gullible man..his original sin being his naivete and foolishness.

And than if you read a fucked thread like If I was a woman , men pretending to give their views as women on Sunni forums on polygamy , than I think marrying the hijra would be a thought in the right direction..hah what a waste.. and to have a name like maulana taliban made me puke all over my shirt front... mocking women and womanhood...

This woman inspired me with the words, this may not be the allegory of her pain..poetically designed in a situational inescapable moment of grief ..so read it as such..

within the
grinding wheel
of karmic pain
of my womanhood
I am stuck
I beg to feed
my childrens
empty stomach
as no one will
give me work
winds of despair
into my life's courtyard
more pain chuck
vulnerable
sitting duck
being born
a poor Muslim
woman
my bad luck
he has left me
for another woman
a comely eunuch
a shake a jolt a jerk
on my misery
another bolt
thunderstruck
I wish I was dead
run over
beneath the wheels
of a truck


I am not going to play fucked second fiddle... as his fourth wife.. a thought that irks.. what was applicable in olden times in Arabia in modern times does not work..fuck him and his fat polygamous smirk..corruptible slave driving libidinous Muslim artwork...Needs a wife as child producing factory and do his fucked house work..his jannat my dozakh no guesswork..taaddud sucks...

If I Was a Woman

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I am trying as a poet to put myself in a poor Muslim womans shoes she is the fourth wife of a Mufti Saab and I caught her daydreaming.. and talking to herself..in the bazar place...


at first
she came as the first wife
of mufti saab dignity and grace
he liked her but was not
happy with the pock marks
on her face taaddud or taajub
i dont know the phrase
after four brats mufti saab
horny as hell took
the second wife in her place
along with the first
the second one stays
one does the domestic chores
the other one prays
mufti saab unsatisfied libido
needed a third one to chase
he could not change his ways
the third one was beautiful
with a childs brain always
in a daze so instead of a wife
its another child to raise
so finally allah be praised
he married the fourth time
a noble one from
the pathan race
a happy family he says
though the first wife
daydreaming mufti saab
wont change his pace
marriage never pays
her bad kismet embrace
muslim woman caught in a vicious
circle going round and round
in a maze.. well this happens
in a neighboring country
where the taliban stays
promoting a polygamous
mind thought and state
muslims killing muslims
cross border terrorism
suicide bombers
bombs detonate
in place of love only hate
a poem also a facebook update

I Make Things - Marc Zuckerberg Google Plus

photo courtesy google images


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says his humble
profile on Google plus
vic where is thy sting
i make things
24000 people
following him
to depressed
sad lives
round the word
i give happiness
imagination
i give wings
at Facebook
zealousness zest
zenitude and zing
says the cybernet
king of kings
chutzpah and bling
circles hangouts
sparks facebook flings
think google think
a notion out of sync
a poet waiting
for Google plus
invite on the brink
he tried all the tricks
but vic he could
not hoodwink
a poet who blogs
does not smoke
or drinks at facebook
spams his soul with links
his best friend
Glenn Losack
ace photographer
Manhattans
celebrity shrink
a mouse is mightier
than pen quill or ink

I shoot the poetry of life on the street

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i was involved
me my camera
pain pathos
i did not take
a back seat
a moment
time would release
but could not delete
life on the other end
bitter and sweet
a karmic circle
in motion a moment
complete a heart
is heartless
without a heart beat
waiting for google plus
a poet barefeet
hang out sparks
circuitous
downbeat
from facebook
is time
for me retreat
a wordsmiths fate
only words to compete
shooting the soul
of ugliness
blindfolded
aesthete

Ghame Hussain

Tum Kya Jano Hamare Gham Ko
Ghame Hussain Ke Sitam Ko


Main
Ghame Hussain Hoon
Karbala main rehta hoon
jab jab
tumne hussain
ko pukara
main tumhari
ankhon se behta hoon
maskhe sakina
ke sahare
main abbas
ke gale se
tanga rehta hoon
har kaum
pukaregi
hamare hain hussain
ek bar nahi
bar bar kehta hoon

If my tears
that flow from
my eyes
invoking
god and ghame hussain
cause you discomfort
than it is an optical illusion
of your claustrophobic brain
i would rather be a heretic
relive his pain his humility
his love for humanity
that bought back the glory
of Islam once again
he was a brave warrior
a team leader humane
he fought for freedom
he fought for justice
he fought for equality
so our self respect
we could regain
our blood
our sweat
our tears
reverberating
holistically
healing
through a chant
ya hussain
ya hussain

I never forgot this kid he was in his own world at Bargha Hazrat Abbas Hyderabad ,but he could be anywhere a quintessential quality of pain, if you see him he could he transport you back to your own city..this is the power of pain nurtured by Karbala a land which is everywhere a land that has no boundaries or barbed fences , a land that lives in our souls..

Moharam never ends its the start of our day..and honestly you dont need to be a Shia , if you love Humanity you are as close to Hussain in every way, .Hussain is a quality a power a source that eradicates the darkness that inhabits mans soul too..And if loving Hussain breathing Hussain is the basis of my existence than I stand astonished at my moderation.And if you call me a heretic simply because I love Humanity than I refuse the hospitality of your religiosity for all time.

Father of Terrorism - Lanatullah Yazid

photo shot by dr glenn losackmd

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the butcher of karbala
son of a serpent seed
father of terrorism
lanatullah yazid
power
wealth of Islam
to usurp
with his evil deed
slaughtering humanity
with his misdeed
Hussain gave his head
for his life
he did not plead
from the front
with 72 braves
astride on zuljana
he did lead

har kaum pukaregi
hamare hain hussain
yes indeed
karbala the killing field
against yazidiyat
hussainiyat did not yield
protecting the holy prophets bayt
he did succeed
our blood letting
a protest 1400 year old
against terrorism
is the core of shiasm
ghame hussain
is all we need
a path of peace towards
our holy creed
a wave as much as you stop
will never recede

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
mysticism uncle der randall

Mr Yusuf Lakdawala My Patron - a Great Human Being

Mr Yusuf Lakdawala My Patron - a Great Human Being

Mr Jagdamba Tewary My Noble Landlord

My business was not doing well he reduced my rent , trusted me and now time has come for me to leave him I shall miss his kindness his support .. he took care of me for two years ..

i gave her rs 10..If I gave her Rs 32 than she would no more be beggar according to the planning commission

Wood to cremate a beggar poet..

Dam Madar Malang of Mumbai

I Came to the Flea Market Barefeet .. They Called Me Mastan

Kamatipura Flea Market Mumbai

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Every morning on a Friday in the wee hours the entire population that wants to make money , pass time comes to this Market , goods from here reach homes as antiques , goods from here are bought by Chor Bazar dealers .

This is a street market of Waghris those Gujrati migrant that buy old stuff from rich homes , stuff that is useless but is of value to the collector or the poor man one mans poison is another mans need .

I came here for old cameras twin reflex , box cameras I could not afford to buy the Leicas but I had a collection of collectibles about 325 I sold them all for chicken shit as I had no space when I was moving my workplace to a newer smaller one .

The pictures of my collection are at my Flickr photo stream , i spent a fortune and I lost them all ,I have not gone to the Kamatipura Market since 5 years , but I meet the Waghris as they all know me , and they wonder why I stopped coming , I had a passionate urge for old books literary stuff , rare collection I sold that too to a friend who is an book dealer...I sold it all again for chicken shit..

And I loved shooting the flea market Chor Bazar Friday markets , I got some beautiful gems some rare silver stuff I wear it even today, I got my amber here at the flea market..

The flea market is an addiction worse than Facebook , one you are in tough to get out you are networked with the best in the filed ..In Hindi it is called Nasha .. like opium Chandul , one in the den always in the den..
People have become rich overnight buying and selling a single painting one of the dealers has visited Italy more times than I have visited my hometown..

This post I have updated but this picture is a set at Flickr..Kamatipura Flea Market Mumbai

The Street Seller of Dreams As Blogs

Enemies of Shiasm are enemies of Humanity



image courtesy
google images

They call us kafirs
They call us heretics
They call us raffidis
They call us by all
Kinds of denigrating names
With our thoughts
They disagree
We are Shia born
We will Shia die
Even after death
We will Shia be
We lovers of
Allah
Rasool
Ahle bait
Karbala
Our lesson in history
Yes call us by any name
We are Shias
Shias we wll be
Ya Hussain
Our destiny
Yazidiyat
By any other name
Is Yazidiyat you see
Under the banner
Of Hussainiyat
Only Shias you will see
You should not be
Shocked or surprised
We are Shias born to
Shed tears by a Holy Decree
Maksade Fatima
We are branches
Of such a tree
We love the Holy Progeny
Maksade Hussain
Ghame Hussain
Azadari E Hussain
What makes us Shia
Now you can see
Come Moharam
Even in little
Childrens eyes
Only Karbala
You will see
Enemies of Shiasm
Are enemies of Humanity

I read some real disparaging words against Shiasm , I think sites that propagate Hate towards any community should be completely blocked on the Internet sites such as Allah Ho Akbar , Char Yar, some Iternet policing is very important at an early stage…These are sites that fuel Hate , sectarian violence ,hate for a particular Nationality, hate for India and Indians specially Muslim Indians,site that are funded by a certain Islamic or perhaps UnIslamic school of thought with abundance of petro dollars at stake..very soon the dirt will find its way on their doorsteps too..

Most of these sites propound the Wahhabi doctrine of a puritanical Islam..

May 7th, 2007

you will never find this outside a politicians house ..though politics is all about garbage management

Jamnapari goat of Bandra

This goat belongs to Haroons collection and is on sale for Bakra Idd sacrifice on Monday...

jamnapuri goat wikipedia


Jamnapari (or Jamunapari) is a breed of goat originating from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Since 1953 they have been imported to Indonesia (popular as Etawa goat, and its mixture with a local goat called "PE", peranakan Etawa or Etawa mix) where they have been a great success. It is bred for both milk and meat.[1] The name is derived from the river Jamna Par in Uttar Pradesh, India.[2]

This breed is one of the ancestors of the American Nubian.[3]

In India there were an estimated 580,000 of the breed in the 1972 census, although less than 5000 were thought to be purebred.[2]


Physical characteristics

There is a large variation in color but the typical Jamnapari is white with patches of tan on the neck and head. Their heads tend to have a highly convex nose, which gives them a parrot-like appearance. They have long flat drooping ears which are around 25 cm long. Both sexes have horns. The udder has round, conical teats and is well developed.[2] They also have unusually long legs.[4]

The Jamnapari male can weigh up to 120 kg, while females can reach around 90 kg.[1]

The average lactation yield per day has been found to be slightly less than two kilograms.[1] Jamnapari meat is said to be low in cholesterol.[5]
[edit] Behavior

During the winter they will spend more than 90% of their time grazing, although this falls to around 55% in the hot Indian summer. The breed browses on bushes, tree leaves and the top of grasses rather than typical ground grazing.[3] Their mean heart rate was found to be 127 ± 3.46 in one study.[6]
[edit] Reproduction

Rates of conception are high, nearly 90%. Triplets and quadruplets are common. The average age of first conception is 18 months.[3

Jamnapari goat of Bandra

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I have a unique
bond with goats
both the goat
me in a world
afloat to be
slaughtered
eventually
quote unquote
in a garrulous world
the silence of the lamb
distant and remote
death loves a lovely
nape furry coat
dysfunctional destiny
doomed deleted
only beady eyes
that emote
the lusty blade
caressing
the humility
of the throat
living on dreams
handful of oats

haroons bakra idd goats for sale chinchpokli bandra ..

I normally shoot a lot of goat activity during the days preceding Bakra Idd , but this year , and I only shoot the Goat Buzz activity in my area , I know I would get great pictures at Deonar but I avoid the same..happy with my surroundings and the world around me..

And I wish there was a direct way of getting in touch with customer care at Blogspot to get rid of the Word Verification tool on my Shah Ast Hussain blogs , as I want to cross blog my Shia images to this new site from Flickr and as I have a permanently damaged hand it is tough typing with a single finger to complete the word verification procedure a deadly racist tool that bangs my multi colored as with impunity and no remorse ..

Blogspot Sucks ..

This Poet Is Dead Meat

I Am a Beggar Poet My Breakfast Costs Rs 10..

A few slices of watermelon , a few slices of papaya and a single slice of a pineapple a plate for Rs 10 is my breakfast before I head to work..I am not a miser , but this suffices me , I dont eat anything till lunch time ..

I take a nap a cup of black tea back to work, at work some boiled sprouts .. a cup of black tea ..

I have not yet had my dinner but I ate some biscuits .. Dinner is very frugal , dreams on an empty stomach are more pleasant and nostalgic ..

Nowadays Bakra Idd Is Less About Sacrifice More About Money And Showing Off


Buying a Rs 500000 goat , or a Dumba for Rs 300000 or a goat with Allah inscribed on its coat for Rs 400000 is what counts , pomp vanity is what Bakra Idd has become of late ..


The average poor Muslim hardly gets a square meal in the slums , children uneducated , and the silence of the Minaret , no Fatwa to tell people to buy goats in humility and spend the money on a child's education , can you imagine how many illterate Muslim kids would benefit in Rs 300000.. but why should the Mullah tell the rich man after all his own kingdom is taken care of by the rich in his community...

Bakras should be bought but sanity should prevail, imagine the widows , the orphans , the beggars who live from hand to mouth , I have stopped going to Deonar Goat cattle market it gives a wrong message of my Faith..

I shoot Muslim beggars and than I wonder if the community leaders used this excess money spent frivolously on buying expensive goats could instead be utilized for the hopeless of our community ..

I shoot goats in slum pockets , I shoot the common Muslim man , I dont think I could shoot a rich mans goat it would be an insult to the humility of my camera ...

And I have nothing against butchers , but the poor should be given a thought .. the poor need help desperately its their poverty economic failure that drives kids to crime , and so as a blogger I though of releasing my angst and pain through this picture..

Yes We Bleed - No Big Deal

this is what we feel
for our imam
when we kneel
he saved the namaz
with his valor
his sacrifice
his nerves of steel
our blood flows freely
our wounds will heal
yes we bleed no big deal
our blood is a banner
of revolt against the
silence of the ummah
our black clothes
our tears reveal
as the black layer
of yazidiayat
on the consciousness
of the puritans we unreel
those that killed
imam hussain were muslims
their identities as eunuchs
they did conceal
stop this terror
to the holy prophets grandson
none did appeal
yes political power
wealth
the path of yazidiyat
was their ideal

We Are Human Before We Are Muslim

yes i was born of blood..
blood veils my face
a heritage
of my shia race
a faith in ahle bait
till death embrace
hussainiyat
time and evil tide
could not delete could not erase
karbala on my hearts living space
allah ho akbar
yazidiyat
its followers a big disgrace
the glory of true Islam of Peace and Brotherhood
you cannot replace
we live let others live
by Allahs grace
scriptures of love
that the jehadis deface
rogue mullahs
martyred misguided
descecrating the
sanctity of a masjid
a madrassa or any holy place
jehadi terrorism is out of place
give each other breathing space
dont make Islam
into Terrorist Army base
mutual coexistence
the only face saving
coup de grace
we are human before we
are Muslims in any case
only a dickhead would
call me stupid
because I bleed my face

Oops !Yes We do Curse Yazid

if you want too
see my picture
if you are blind
than see it with
you inner eyes
as man to man
I do plead
yes as shias
we do bleed
our drops
every single one
cursing lanatullah yazid
accursed despot
no caste color
but hate as creed
No not a Muslim
simple greed
his war of
vengeance
against Hussain
there was no need
a monster of a man
product of a poison
of a serpent seed

About Yazid from Wikipedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yazid_I

Yazid Ibn Muawiyah Ibn Abu Sufyan (July 23, 645 - 683) (Arabic: يزيد بن معاوية بن أبي سفيان) was the second Caliph of the Umayyad dynasty. His mother Maysun, was Christian. He ruled from CE 680 to 683. He is also notable as an object of Shi'a Muslim animosity; they reject his legitimacy and condemn his role in the Battle of Karbala which resulted in the death of Husayn ibn Ali.
Accession to the caliphate
The issue of succession to the caliphate had proved divisive in the past (see Succession to Muhammad). The caliph Muawiyah I took the controversial step of breaking with the Arabian and Islamic tradition of shura, consultation by the leading men of the community to choose the new leader. He founded the first Islamic dynasty by directly designating his son Yazid to succeed him. Muawiyah did attempt to observe the outward forms of shura by requiring his subjects to "choose" his son and swear allegiance to him in his own lifetime. Yazid was duly proclaimed caliph upon his father's death. However, he faced immediate opposition from other Muslims who rejected the dynastic principle and those who supported the claims of different lineages

Battle of Karbala
Main article: Battle of Karbala
Yazid was first opposed by the grandson of Muhammad, Husayn bin Ali. Husayn was the son of the assassinated former caliph Ali ibn Abi Talib. His older brother, Hasan ibn Ali, had briefly claimed the caliphate as well. Husayn, as a descendant of Muhammad, had a claim to the caliphate in the eyes of many Muslims. The Muslims of Kufa in Iraq, which had been the stronghold of Ali, assured Husayn that they would support him if he bid for the caliphate. Based on this support, Husayn decided to march. He started from Mecca and headed towards Kufa.

Husayn headed towards Karbala, from Mecca. While passing through the cities he asked one of his close companions, Zuhayr ibn Qayn, the name of each city he passed by hoping not to miss Karbala. There was a good reason for his questioning to Zuhayr. The reason was that, his maternal grandfather, the prophet Muhammad told him that the city of Karbala would be the place where him and his companions would be martyred. When arriving in Karbala Husayn asked Zuhayr, the name of the city. Zuhayr replied that the name of the city was Taf. Husayn asked Zuhayr if the city had another name. Zuhayr said that the other name of the city was Karbala. According to the book Karbala and Ahusra, by Ali Husayn Jalali, tears appeared on Husayn's face when Zuhayr informed him that the other name of Taf was Karbala. Husayn said: "I seek refuge for Allah in Karb and Bala. This is where we will be unjustly martyred. This is where the woman will be taken captive and will be transported to Kufa and later on to Damascus. This is what my grandfather, the messenger of Allah has told me". Karb means grief and Bala means tribulation, in Arabic. So Husayn was basically saying "I seek refuge for God in grief and tribulation". A detachment from Yazid's army, approximately 40 000 men led by ‘Umar ibn Sa’d, barred his way to the city and then pursued him when he veered away. Husayn's small group was surrounded, cut off from its water supplies, and then, on October 10, 680, all men were killed by the enemy forces, except Ali ibn Husayn. Despite the fact that Husayn's army were outnumbered, each man showed bravery and killed many enemies individually. Husayn split his army of 72 men into 3 sections. The left flank, the right flank and the Ahlul bayt, who were the family of the Prophet. Husayn put Habib ibn Muzahir in charge of the left flank and Zuhayr ibn Qayn in charge of the right flank. According to many shia, and a few sunni books Husayn's army, after starvation and thirst for 3 days, killed approximately 5000 men of the enemy forces. Outside his 72 men, a few people from the enemy forces were influenced by him and joined his side. Among these converts included a man called Hurr al Riyahi. According to the book Karbala and Ashura, by Ali Husayn Jalali, Hurr killed 41 men of the enemy forces before being martyred. When Hurr was martyred, Husayn wiped the blood off Hurr's face with his hand, and said to him, "You are Hurr, as your mother has named you". Hurr, in Arabic means free, so Husayn was saying that Hurr is free. Saying this statement, Husayn meant that Hurr was free from the chains of the devil, because he joined Husayn's forces. Husayn and his men performed miracles of bravery and defiance during this battle. However, Husayn and his men were all killed, except for Ali ibn Husayn, who was taken captive by Yazid's forces


Revolt in Arabia and death of Yazid
Main article: Ibn al-Zubair's revolt
Other Arabs, who were used to choosing leaders by consultation rather than heredity, refused to pledge allegiance to Yazid. A group of companions of Muhammed (Sahaba), including Abdullah ibn Zubayr and Abdullah ibn Umar, opposed Yazid's position as Caliph. Abdullah bin Zubayr launched an insurgency in the Hejaz, the heartland of the Islam, where Mecca and Medinah are. Yazid sent armies against him in 683. After the Battle of al-Harra, Medina was captured and Mecca was also besieged. During the siege, the Kaaba was damaged, reportedly causing significant resentment, even hatred, among the inhabitants of Mecca as well as many Muslims throughout the Islamic empire. The siege ended when Yazid died suddenly in 683 CE. The exact place of Yazid's burial is believed to be at a place in Damascus which is now a steel factory. He was briefly succeeded by his son, Muawiya II.


[edit] Assessments of Yazid

[edit] Non-religious view of Yazid
Although presented in many sources as a dissolute ruler, Yazid energetically tried to continue his father's policies and retained many of the men who served him. He strengthened the administrative structure of the empire and improved the military defenses of Syria, the Umayyad power base. The financial system was reformed. He lightened the taxation of some Christian groups and abolished the tax concessions granted to the Samaritans as a reward for aid they had rendered in the days of the early Arab conquests. He also paid significant attention to agriculture and improved the irrigation system of the Damascus oasis.


[edit] Shi'a view of Yazid
For Shi'a Muslims, Yazid is the consummate villain, who will always be remembered for his murder of Husayn and persecution of his family. He is said to have been fond of wine and the company of courtesans, and completely careless of his religious duties.[citation needed]

The events at Karbala figure as fundamental in Shi'a thought, and many Shi'a Islamist movements liken their causes to Husayn's struggle against Yazid. Leaders of the 1979 Iranian Revolution that overthrew the Pahlavi government frequently drew such comparisons. The 10th of Muharram (also known as Ashura), the Islamic calendar date on which the Battle of Karbala occurred, is commemorated as a day of mourning by Shi'a Muslims around the world. Shi'a rituals on Ashura' usually involve public processions during which Shi'a Muslims curse Yazid and recite poems commemorating Husayn and his death. Shi'as around the world refer to Yazid as "the tyrant" and often add the word Lanatullah (which means May Allah's blessings be removed from him) after his name.


[edit] Sunni view of Yazid
Main article: Sunni view of Yazid I
There is great difference between the majority of Sunni opinion and the Shia opinion. Most Sunnis disagree on the nature of Husayn's opposition[citation needed] to Yazid's rule and Yazid's culpability in Husayn's death. Some scholars (such as Ibn Kathir and Ibn Timiya) have claimed that Husayn opposed Yazid's ascension to the Caliphate but did not actively revolt against him, and that Husayn's killing was ordered not by Yazid but resulted from the aberrant actions of the commander at Kerbala, Shamir ibn Dhi'l-Jaushan who was employed by the Umayyad governor of Iraq, Ubaidallah ibn Ziyad. This view is often supported by the fact that Ubaidallah's methods in suppressing Husayn's alleged insurgence "overshot the mark" and went beyond the extent of violence envisaged by Yezid. Muslim ibn Aqeel a cousin of Husayn was also killed by Ziyad's henchmen. Sir William Muir, in his book 'The Caliphate - Its rise, decline and fall' supports this view.

Others[attribution needed] have refrained from taking a position on the matter, claiming that although Husayn's death was a tragic and unfortunate event, the evidence on exactly how it occurred and who bears responsibility is too inconclusive to merit judgment. This majority Sunni view is mainly taken by those who are concerned to maintain the reputation of Muawiyah as a wise and legitimate caliph. They do not wish to question Muawiyah's choice of his son as his successor, although they do not legitimize Yazid himself. However, some others have joined the Shi'a position, cursing Yazid and denouncing him as an illegitimate ruler. The minority view thus considers Yazid as illegitimate, indulgent, and criminal ruler, who was not only the first dynastic ruler, but directly or indirectly responsible for the killing of the descendants of Muhammad. In any event, Sunnis generally avoid ascribing religious significance to the events at Karbala.


[edit] Was Yazid the sixth or seventh caliph?
A handful of Sunni scholars such as Ibn al-'Arabi[1] and Al-Bayhaqi[2] consider Hasan ibn Ali to be a legitimate caliph occupying the fifth title designation, after his father Ali bin Abu Talib and before Muawiyah I. Under this scenario, Yazid I would be the seventh rather than sixth caliph. However, this is a minority opinion, and most chronologies, both Sunni and among Western academia, do not count Hasan, and number Yazid as the sixth. All Shia scholars and followers know Hussain to be the rightful caliph, and his father, Ali Bin Abu Talib, to be the rightful caliph before him.