Thursday, June 28, 2012
now i know what it means
to be a father a pain outpour
a darkness that has robbed a glow
samiyas illness taught me so
a condition that gets bad as each day goes
her smile .her laughter her moods high and low
a freakazoid father feels therefore
a family’s heart that has gone sore
pray to god that it will soon blow
go where ever it has to go..
my wife the anchor more solid metallic steel as our core
as each turbulent wave after wave hits our door
we bow to his bounty stranded on an inhospitable shore
to reach home safely
we beg implore..
pains us more
we look now
for a hope
saahas means strength..
Tuhi hamari aankh ka tara rahe
Tera hi chera sada pyare rahe
Tuhi hi hamari zindagi ki aas hey
Tuh he toh sab cheez hamare paas hai
Tuh he hamari zindagi ki pyaas hai
Tuhi hamari zindagi ki saas hai
Teri zindagi khuda ke haath hai
Hum sab ki duaein tere sath hain
Tuh jaldi se theek ho ja khuda se faryaad hai
Tuhi hamari zindagi ki muskrahat hai
Tere aansu mein ham samaye hain..
Tere dard mein chipi hamari aahen hain
Samiya tuh hamari jaan hain..
Khuda ki amanat tuh hamri shaan hai
Tuh hamare ghar aaie wo uska ehsaan hai
Tere siskiyon mein teri taakat ki pehchaan hai
Tuhi hamari aank ka tara rahe
Tuhi hamare budhape ke sahara rahe
the mind and the soul they always link
poets write dont need to think words are excuse
YES LIFE LIVING IT HURTS
SEMINAL DOUBTS THAT SPLURT
MAN IN TROUSER AND SHIRT
WOMAN IN A BLOUSE AND SKIRT
IF WE LIVED NAKED ALL
WOULD HAVE BEEN SOLVED
MAN TO NATURE BACK TO NATURE
YOONUS GET WELLL SOON
I HEAR THE TUNE
A CLAIRE DE LA LUNE
YOONUS GET WELL SOON
REVERT WITH POETIC FORTUNE
The Rogue Mullah and The Muslim Lady Pimp Will Sell Her To An Arab For a Few Coins of Silver, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
And of course this happens more brazenly blatantly in Hyderabad .. city of Nawabs..
Not right or left
A Radio Cowboy
The Naga Sadhus
A distempered Blog as a decoy.
A Muse that whip lashes
The soul of this
A Blog Goddess
Helen of Troy
A Blog a
So many poems
I could not destroy.
Words the cutting edge
To her silence
Her silence will enjoy.
my picture shot by Samiya my daughter ..365th poem
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
every single one
cursing lanatullah yazid
no caste color
but hate as creed
No not a Muslim
his war of
there was no need
a monster of a man
product of a poison
of a serpent seed
About Yazid from Wikipedia
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.
 Assessments of Yazid
 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.
 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.
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.
 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 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.
 Was Yazid the sixth or seventh caliph?
A handful of Sunni scholars such as Ibn al-'Arabi and Al-Bayhaqi 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.
Lost Illusions of a Poet Caught Between The Devil and The Deep Sea, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
or not to blog
to be or not to be
two pillars pathos
god refuses to
hear his plea
a trembling door
by a rusty key
what you see
is an illusion
mind over matter
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