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The Malang Is Always Happy

"We are all just prisoners here, of our own device"

"We are all just prisoners here, of our own device", a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
"Relax, " said the night man,
"We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave! "

Sufism Is Not A Religion But A Peaceful State Of Mind

Sufism Is Not A Religion But A Peaceful State Of Mind, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

away
from criminalized
religiosity that
begets the murder
of mankind killing
in the name of allah
is genocide tears
on the soul of those
who died suicide
bombers awaiting
paradise all blown up
but ready for 72
sweet virgins
to make one their bride
misplaced martyrdom
followers of a wrong guide
humility trampled by
their false arrogance
their hollow spiritual pride

The Albino Kids Of Haji Malang Have Disappeared

The Albino Kids Of Haji Malang Have Disappeared

This Dalit Cobbler Is A Hardcore Devotee of Haji Malang Baba

This Dalit Cobbler Is A Hardcore Devotee of Haji Malang Baba

Sikh Malang At Haji Malang

Kashmiri Bawa

The Mystic World Of Masseur Boys At Dargahs..

The Magic of My Rings ..

They Come To Touch The Holy Saint of Haji Malang

Hardcore Possession or Hazri at Haji Malang Dargah

The Palki Procession Haji Malang Baba

Hazri Or Possession Of Women At Dargahs

The Hindu Whipper At Haji Malang

The Malang in Chains

The Whipper Malang

Faruq Baba Rafaee

Shahenshah Baba Haji Malang

The Malang

The Malang, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Sindhri da, sehwan da, sakhi shahbaz kalandar Dama dam mast kalandar

Jamat Ali Rafaee

Murshad Sarkar Ali Rafaee

The Malang On The Wings Of Blogs

Two Bawas In Chains

Two Bawas In Chains, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. He is in welded steel and iron chains about 140 kgs or more all in the memory of the Shia fourth Imam Sayede Sajjad Zainul Abedin.

He is a Sunni fakir but curses the killers of Imam Hussain.

I have been shooting his pictures since many years and is a set on Flickr,com.

The Dargahs Are The Only Institution That Bound Hindus Muslims As One

The Dargahs Are The Only Institution That Bound Hindus Muslims As One, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

And I say this in spiritual context no Holy Saint ever demanded that you become Muslim all he wanted was you become good love abiding humans .. live as one big family without splitting the nation on basis of religiosity caste or creed.

Sadly Wahabbi or Tabblik Islam could not do this either holistically or humanly and further drove a wedge ...is how I see it.. killing has become the only solution to radical ethnic cleansing and promoting radical Sunni Islam .. everywhere in neigboring border countries .

The Patils Hindu Khadims of Sultan Shah Dargah Haji Malang

The Patils Hindu Khadims of Sultan Shah Dargah Haji Malang, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

Rohan Patil and his father have been very hospitable , on the night after the Palki Rohan offered me an Marc de Clercq dinner .

I could not stay for the Sandal greatly revered by all specially the Hijra community .

Haji Malang Documentary Would Have Not Been Possible Without The Ketkar Brothers ..

Haji Malang Documentary Would Have Not Been Possible Without The Ketkar Brothers .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Kumar and Abhijeet Ketkar are the Hindu Khadims of Haji Malang Dargah along with others of their family..

They give me shelter food without charging me a dime , and during the Urus the lodging is quite expensive as there is shortage of accommodation and huge crowds ..

It was first time this year I was left to fend for myself , and luckily both me and my Malang brother Marc de Clercq managed to get sleeping space at about 4 am..

Sakib my florist friend and Abdul Bawa holistic healer were very helpful, Marc stayed back I aborted my trip due to bad health and headed home the next morning after the Palki rituals.

Kashmiri Bawa The Quiet Pensive Rafaee

Street Photography Brings You Closer To Man and God -Shot By Marziya Shakir 4 Year Old Nikon D 80

Malang Baba On His Gaddi

Naga Sadhu Baba and The Malang

Naga Sadhu With Raised Arm at Haji Malang

The Albino Family At The Foot of The Malangad Mountains

The Albino Family At The Foot of The Malangad Mountains

The Albino Family At The Foot of The Malangad Mountains