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The Goat And The Girl Child

The Goat And The Girl Child, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

their future
only god can
make or break
one to be sacrificed
at the altar the other
so much at stake
somnolent society
half asleep half awake
hardships heartache
a better tomorrow
for the girl child
man cant make
his world of illusions
once original now fake

Goats Have Sixth Sense

Goats Have Sixth Sense, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

bred by man
to be slaughtered
to appease god
they take no offense
they always thought
that man in whatever
he does makes sense
his spiritual prerogative
his spiritual pretense
500000 for a single goat
but to feed the poor
educate the needy
hope for the orphans widows
they lack common sense
a thought poetically condensed
welcome to the world of goats
as seen through the
gracious bounty of my
camera vision my camera lens
i shoot wisdom no nonsense

The Dead Poets Tale

The Dead Poets Tale, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 210,395 items / 1,740,053 views

a poet
who shoots
women
who were
biologically
male
in a society
of eunuchs
where crime
prevails
leaders
in five star
comfort
in tihar jail
2 g
hanji
naji
sare paji
trying
hard not
getting bail
the poor
common man
lives unceremoniously
dies incognito
no one hears
his wail
corruption
in the soul
of our nation
mother india
bewails
system fails
black money
not in Swiss
banks
but all in india
leaves no trails
anna hazare hazir ho
fast unto death
sleeping
on a bed of nails
hafta vasuli
benami property
jhoot makkari
readily
available
at discount
wholesale

Asif Bhai Mukadam My Very Dear Friend

The Barefeet Butcher of Bandra

Thank You Renie Ranvin And The Indi Blogger Team You Guys Rock

Thank You Renie Ranvin And The Indi Blogger Team You Guys Rock, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
you came
to mumbai
rk studios
indibloggers
cuisine chefs
soup stock
sindhirasoi
saibhaji
good food talk
vikas khanna
ajay chpora
kunal kapoor
horns locked
cooking
becomes
a cakewalk
who wants
akshay kumar
or his memories
of Bangkok
our own
sorcerer
a magician
mind reader
most famous
forum geek
minus his
forum flock
all around
lot of shop talk
animesh
cutting onions
like shylock
food bloggers
peeling potatoes
mind block
as i was barefeet
i did not have to
pull up my socks
i missed magic eye
mohan nellore
ds vinay
pramod umesh
other forum hawks
hemal the bradman
step father of the blog
a wheel within the
wheel minus the cog
a recipe book
in hand a glass
of heady eggnog
4000 forum entries
minus the backlog

Hindus 2 Muslims 1

Hindus 2 Muslims 1, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 150,049 items / 1,150,758 views

on the soul
of our mother india
a national daily
makes more fun
insulting
humiliating
demoralizing
everyone
thousands who died
because of a criminal act
unwarranted an evil deed done
but than the Indian ethos
of brotherhood and peace
says let bygones be bygones
lets start fresh two souls
but body one two eyes
of a nation the crescent
the rising sun lets
sort out our differences
amicably for the unborn
children of our daughters
our sons our loved ones
for we all are affected
when out house burns
the memories of the riots
haunt and return

This was a Times of India headline on the Ayodhya verdict mocking the soul of Humanity, for the editor the riots its aftermath was like a fucked football match, because he did not have to suffer like us , as a Muslim I lost my house ,my belongings everything , my life was shattered , my kids still go through the trauma of the naked swords when they came…

He is a Naga Sadhu and I Am a Dam Madar Malang

He is a Naga Sadhu and I Am a Dam Madar Malang, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

we both are
healers
in time
cosmic space
we are two
individuals
our spirit
embedded
as a single race
from the source
of the ganges
the peaks
of nanga parbat
our ancestry trace
he is a hindu
i am a muslim
it is humanity
we embrace
politicians
try to divide us
but from the soul
of india
two indians
you simply
cannot
erase
we are one
beneath
the surface

dam madar beda par
bam ban bholenath
har har mahadev

Hindu and Muslim We Are But In Name

Hindu and Muslim We Are But In Name, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. the blood
flowing
through his body
my body is the same
his faith my cultural
inheritance
my faith
a message
of peace
brotherhood
interlocked
in the same frame
it is bigots
in both our
communities
our ethos shame
our country defame
the land of peace
prosperity
where the ganges flow
is Hindustan
self same
call it India Bharat
a rose by any
other name
tolerance
mutual coexistence
our collective aim
from neigbors
a family
we became

Maharaj and I are very good frends and he comes from Varnasi to this sleepy back lane of Bandra Bazar Road , Daya Sagar Hanuman Mandir ,a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman , a stone form in the shape of the monkey god discovered while unerathing the ground is the diety of this temple.

सन्तोषः परमो लाभः सत्सङ्गः परमा गतिः ।


विचारः परमं ज्ञानं शमो हि परमं सुखम् ॥

English Translation of Sanskrit Quote:

Contentment is the highest gain,
Good Company the highest course,
Enquiry the h…

If Things Were What They Were

If Things Were What They Were, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 182,757 items / 1,443,210 views

if i had not faltered
if i had allowed
things to be
what they were
she would
still be calling
me sir
i would not
be writing
poems of
forgiveness
for her
my muse
the soul
of my unborn
poems stirs
before and after
she often told me
to get my mind
checked with a
mind doctor
stop calling myself
a poet and a beggar
yes i do miss her
her upbringing
her good culture
with my own hands
a friendship
i ruptured
yes i took her
for granted
i misbehaved
i erred

I Promise You

I Promise You, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 182,757 items / 1,443,180 views

i will try to change
my solemn
hand of friendship
instead of love shove
in exchange
i will try to be normal
no more crazy
my mind within your
minds range
poets are born defective
their ways are strange
my emotions my feelings
in simple clothes
i will try to rearrange
everything else
will remain unchanged

I Am Proud To Be A Shia Hindu

I Am Proud To Be A Shia Hindu, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 182,757 items / 1,443,110 views

the land
i was born
is my karbala too
i want to go to
hindustan
words of
imam hussain
thought
to review
hindustan
where
hospitality
humanity
khuloos
iqlakh
respect
for the guru
was on view
the land of hope
brahma shiva vishnu
i am answerable
for my faith
to a mother
i dont need to
answer a mullah
or answer you
my faith is humanity
yes i am proud to be
an indian a shia hindu
if you call me a kafir
or a heretic it would
be an added compliment
no issue what my mother
placed as my birthright
you or even me
cant undo
from any religiosity
that kills in the name of god
from such religiosity
my soul withdrew

only muslims love killing muslims a lustful vengeance on review when you bomb shia mosques you
burn the holy koran too..spilling blood of a believer sadly true

A Muslim Blogger In A Hindu Heartland

A Muslim Blogger In A Hindu Heartland, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 150,043 items / 1,149,922 views

both Indians
one motherland
a land of peace
hope and humanity
a unique land
a cherished soil
on which
justice equality
liberty as pillars
of mankind stand
a thought unfortunately
the racist with a hindu voice
or the bigot with a muslim bias
wont understand
a land of diverse colors
a spectrum of unity
one single band
beyond caste color
or religiosity
gods own land
made in india
gods own brand
where tolerance
mutual coexistence
progress future
go hand in hand
shooting hope hindutva
a message of peace
hope and humanity
art culture creativity
heritage ancestry
of man all very grand
himalayas ganges
from kashmir to kanyakumari
held by a strand
of love brotherhood
a pledge between
god and man
whatever your
ethnicity as
INDIANS
one single clan

Musalman aur Hindu Main Shikwa Kis Bat Ka

Musalman aur Hindu Main Shikwa Kis Bat Ka, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. sath main safar
karte hain
ek jism do hath ka
yeh kaisa
mudda jath path ka
ek hi train
hindustan express
safar ek sath ka


I shot this from my lap level taking the bearded Muslim man and the Hindu gentleman with a red vermilion tilak on his forehead ..while traveling from Mira Road to Bandra in a local train.

The Shia Pandit -Firozen Feet

The Shia Pandit -Firozen Feet, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. firozen feet
making love
to a naked street
orgiastic overtures
clean and neat
blood sinew
muscles
some dead meat
dust and heat
beyond
the hellish fires of defeat
wisdom
that was once
the toilet seat
paper weight body
soul concrete
something missing
you could not cheat
surrendered spirituality
incomplete
wrapped in a
blood stained
winding sheet

Doing the Sufi Kaif..The Hindu way

Doing the Sufi Kaif..The Hindu way, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Kaif is a Sufi state of Mind - a dance that takes you into a trance without being induced by drugs.

I gave my camera to the friendly photographer who took this shot..

This the two sided coin called India..

Doing the Sufi Kaif the Hindu way
At Bandra Mumbai
that was once called Bombay
your mind flies while your feet give way
trance like emotions
on your karmic soul
in a tantric way
your heart beat stops
as you pray
touching
the supreme waves
that part your way
your body lifeless husk
your feet turn clay
god within your inner self
paves the way
black and white
some shades of gray
to the sound of om
a path you trace
meeting the maker face to face
shattered dreams
resurface
holistically healing
time and space
a drop of eternity
you embrace


I dedicate this poem to Soulthrash Kowalski

Kaun Hindu Kaun Mussalman ?

Kaun Hindu Kaun Mussalman ?, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Kaun Hindu Kaun Mussalman
Hum kuch bhi nahi
garv Hindustan
sab se pahle
hum ban jaye
acche Insaan
aapas mein
bhav beech rakhkar
ne kare ane wali
pidi ko pareshaan
hindu aur mussalman
ek chehre ki do ankhen
hindutva
islam
hamara imaan
hamari neki aur
hamari shaan
idd aur diwali
mein hum ek dusre ke mehman
gale milte hain ram aur rehman
ek hi manzil ek hi rasta
uparwale tera ehsaan.
do ruh aur ek jaan
na hindu na muslim
sirf ek hindustani
ko pehchan

The Hindu Shia And The Naga Sadhu

The Hindu Shia And The Naga Sadhu, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 155,276 items / 1,224,127 views

he respects the fact
that i am a hindu shia
muslim almost human
like him he believes
in shiva his akhada
his spirtual gym
i a follower of ali
hussain born in india
my cultural heritage
in its cosmic waters
i swim
shah ast hussain
badshah ast hussain
the heart and soul
of my shiasm
hope and hindutva
a message of peace
i shoot a single body
two limbs
come ashura
i will do the tandav
on the soul of shimr
Allah Humma Lanat Qatalatal Husain
killers of hussain
yazid his followers all like him
born and bred in fanaticism

Main Hindu Main Musalman Hoon

Main Hindu Main Musalman Hoon, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 170,678 items / 1,331,486 views

main hindu
main musalman hoon
apki nazren jo bhi samjhe
main shia main sunni
main sufi main insan hoon
main mom ka banaya hua
khuda ka farman hoon
unki rehmat karam
ki shan hoon
ghame hussain
khoon ke dariya
main behte hue
pani ki
main pehchan hoon
main aliwala
main hussaini
malang baba
ke darbar main
auron ki tarah
mehman hoon
apne tohmat lagayi
baba ke dar se
mujhe nikala
apke fatwe se main
pareshan hoon
apni tasviron ke
zariye ghar
main hoon
viran hoon

apke pairon se kuchla hua
main bhi apki tarah
rang se dhala nishan hoon
main bhi ek adhura khab hoon
apke tamache ka main jeeta
jagta jawab hoon

Marziya Shakir 3 1/2 Years Old Worlds Youngest Street Photographer

Google Searching For Religious Peace

Google Searching For Religious Peace, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 94,275 items / 572,975 views


in the name god
all human hopes
all human harmony
they fleece
political shenanigans
caprice
in a world of chaos
google searching
for religious peace
tears on the soul of humanity
will never completely cease
hatred on the increase
another new war
imperialistic hegemony
on sub lease

Allaahummal'an Qatalatal Ameeril Momeneen

Allaahummal'an Qatalatal Ameeril Momeneen, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali

Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (Arabic: علي بن أﺑﻲ طالب; Transliteration: ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib, /ʕaliː ibn ʔæbiː t̪ˤɑːlib/13th Rajab, 24 BH–21st Ramaḍān, 40 AH; approximately October 23, 598 or 600[2] or March 17, 599 – January 27, 661[4]) was the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and ruled over the Islamic Caliphate from 656 to 661. Sunni Muslims consider Ali the fourth and final of the Rashidun (rightly guided Caliphs), while Shi'a Muslims regard Ali as the first Imam and consider him and his descendants the rightful successors to Muhammad, all of which are members of the Ahl al-Bayt, the household of Muhammad. This disagreement split the Muslim community into the Sunni and Shi'a branches.[1]

Most records do indicate that during Muhammad's time, Ali was the only person born in the Kaaba sanctuary in Mecca, the holiest place in Islam.[5] His fath…

21 Ramzan Martyrdom of Imam Ali

21 Ramzan Martyrdom of Imam Ali, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Allaahummal'an Qatalatal Ameeril Momeneen

Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (Arabic: علي بن أﺑﻲ طالب; Transliteration: ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib, /ʕaliː ibn ʔæbiː t̪ˤɑːlib/13th Rajab, 24 BH–21st Ramaḍān, 40 AH; approximately October 23, 598 or 600[2] or March 17, 599 – January 27, 661[4]) was the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and ruled over the Islamic Caliphate from 656 to 661. Sunni Muslims consider Ali the fourth and final of the Rashidun (rightly guided Caliphs), while Shi'a Muslims regard Ali as the first Imam and consider him and his descendants the rightful successors to Muhammad, all of which are members of the Ahl al-Bayt, the household of Muhammad. This disagreement split the Muslim community into the Sunni and Shi'a branches.[1]

Most records do indicate that during Muhammad's time, Ali was the only person born in the Kaaba sanctuary in Mecca, the holiest place in Islam.[5] Hi…

Shiasm Is a Protest Against Yazidi Terrorism

Shiasm Is a Protest Against Yazidi Terrorism, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. This was posted on my Shia Albums at Facebook.. I am no more on Facebook.

Capturing the angst blood sweat and tears on the soul of Man..pertaining to my faith as an Indian Shia Muslim

Documenting the Soul of Shia Faith and Humanity barefeet in Mumbai..

The Shia community knows about Ghame Hussain , their expression of grief my Maksade Hussain is to show through pictures the pain , our symboli...sm embedded in blood and without hurting any one my target audience has always been the non Shia, my foreigner and Hindu friends..I dont proselytize my faith I simply as a blogger show you the indomitable spirit of a peaceful community that has used Moharam as an instrument of peace against oppression and terrorism of mankind..

Strangely the Wahabbis the Ahle Hadees get upset seeing our blood shedding but condone the killings of innocent people in the name of misplaced Jehhad..

I am shocked at the eunuc…

Choreography of Pain

Choreography of Pain, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. slash after slash
stroke after stroke
as it rains
dew drop like blood
choreography of pain
two parallel lines of faith
ali and hussain
bridging the heart
the soul and the brain
linking one shia
to another
like a human chain
held to eternity
in the womb of a grain

dedicated to aly khan,, in humility