Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Last Of The Moghul of Bollywood Rajesh Khanna - Touch On Wood, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
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the last emperor
his pain his angst
as a silhouette
only time saw
life was an island
of lost illusions
he would have
changed the course
of the river if he could
banks on either side
eroded by falsehood
The kid is sad, his father is missing, since a long time, and like his father Sharukh Rafaee is a complete body piercer, he does the body piercing acts with a finesse of an adult..
This time he is out of the Rafaee circuit...
I gave him Rs 50 / but told him to hand it over to his mother ..they sleep on the pavement of Mahim where the roadside bawas sit.
He uses the sword to pierce his eyeballs, he cuts his tongue...and he is just a kid, he loves to be photographed just like any other curious kid.
Rafaee is the adherent of a Sufi sect that partakes in ritual body piercing called Zarb.
They are followers of Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani...
Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani r.a. (1077 - 1166) - was a noted Sunni Hanbali preacher, Sufi Shaikh and the figurehead of the Qadiri Sufi order. He is a great Scholar & Sufi of Islam. He is know as the Shaikul Mushaikh of the Awliyaa (Saints).
His contribution to thought in the Muslim world earned him the title al-Gauth al Azam (the "Supreme Helper").
H e died on Saturday night 1166 (8th Rabi' al-Awwal 561AH on the Islamic calendar) at the age of eighty-nine years, and was entombed in a shrine within his Madrassa in Baghdad, Iraq.