Sunday, April 7, 2013

let sleeping dogs lie

the common man of uttar pradesh ...needs more than a computer mr akhilesh

khul ja sim sim

Guzre Hue Lamho Ki Kasak Dil Mein Basi Hai Teri Mohabbat Ab Tak Mere Dil Mein Basi Hai

the race of life never ends ..

the cows too could do without computers in uttar pradesh

The Cobbler Was Let Down By The Elephant

on the road
back bent
an umbrella
serves as
tent tortured
by bad times
he repents
the wrong
people to
the parliament
he sent
instead of
building hope
parks statues
lordly elephants
including madam
her statue in stone
memories gone awry
of a regrettable event
the dalit is where he was
moneys on wrong projects
spent ...choked dreams
on the river bend

The Roadside Dupatta Dyers of Nakhas Lucknow

Maangi madad jo deke Sakina(S.A) ka wasta.. Pehle Ali(A.S) sey Hazrat-e-Abbas(A.S) aa gaye...

ab tak -kisi -yazeed -ki - himmat - nahi - huee parcham'' -se badhke- mashke'' - sakina '' -nikal -le

‎'abbas'' -us -jalal -ke tewar -ka naam -hai
jo ''dhoop'' -ke badan- se - bhi - ''saya'' -nikal le
ab tak -kisi -yazeed -ki - himmat - nahi - huee
parcham'' -se badhke- mashke'' - sakina '' -nikal -le

Yeh aise sakhi aise sakhi aise sakhi hian.... kuch maange bina jhoolian bhar dete hian Abbas(A.S)..

Iss tarhan se jeeenay ka hunar dete hain Abbas(A.S)..
ragh ragh main wafadaarian bhar dete hain Abbas(A.S)..
Yeh aise sakhi aise sakhi aise sakhi hian....
kuch maange bina jhoolian bhar dete hian Abbas(A.S)

Abbas k Parcham ko fizaon main utha kar Her Qasar e Yazeedi k dar o baam gira do

Abbas k Parcham ko fizaon main utha kar
Her Qasar e Yazeedi k dar o baam gira do
Sadaat k khaimon ka dhuan daikh rahay ho?
Aulaad e Abu jehal k Aiwaan jala do
Mumkin ho to ek raat sitaron ko bujha kar
Ashkon k yeah moti sar e aflaak saja do
Mukhtar ke soorat jisay jeena nahe aata
Hur ke tarah Jhoom k marna he sikha do!

Hazrat Abbas Dargah Lucknow - About Hazrat Abbas AS

Hazrat Abbas Description:
Name: Abbas Title: Qamar-e-Bani Hashim
Designation: Alamdar/Flag Bearer Kunyat: Abul Fazl
Father: Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Talib Mother: Fatima Bint-e-Hazam
Born: 7 Rajab/4 Shabaan (645 AD) Died: 10 Moharram 61 AH (680 AD)
Martyred by: Sword on Ashura Buried: Karbala, Iraq
Lived: 34 years More Details1 More Details2
Hazrat Abbas Introduction:

Hazrat Abbas was the son of Hazrat Ali ibne Abi Talib. His mother's name was Fatima Binte Hazam bin Khalid Ibn-e-Rabi'e Ibn-e-Amer Kalbi. She was also known as 'Ummul Baneen'. She belonged to the clan of Banu Kilah, which was one the noblest families amongst the Hashimites and famous for the bravery and valour of its warriors.

Some years after the martyrdom of Fatema Zehra (S.A.), Imam Ali (A.S.) asked his brother Aqil to offer the marriage proposal to a woman from a brave progeny. Being so knowledgeable in this regard, Aqil wooed Fatima Binte Hazam (Ummul Baneen) for Imam and they got married.

Fatima Binte Hazam was an accomplished and cultured lady, and bore Hazrat Ali's four sons, Abbas, Abdulla, Ja'far and Usman. The meaning of 'Ummul Baneen' is 'Mother of Sons'. All of her sons were martyred along with Imam Hussain. After their martyrdom, she requested people not to call her 'Ummul Baneen' ever again.

The day she entered the household of Hazrat Ali, she made it very plain to Imam Hasan and Imam Hussain that she considered herself their slave, and she hoped and prayed that they would accept her as one. Her respect and affection for there was soon reciprocated by the two brothers, and even after her children were born, Imam Hasan and Imam Hussain occupied a foremost place in her heart.

Fatima Binte Hazam had such sincerity toward the Holy Prophet's progeny that she loved Imam Hussain (A.S.) more than her own children. A feeling which was from the bottom of her heart. It was to the extent that when she received the news stating the martyrdom of her four children, she said: "Tell me about Hussain (A.S.)" and when she received the news of Imam Hussain (A.S.)'s martyrdom she said: "All of the arteries of my heart are torn. May all of my children and what ever that exists under this azure heaven be sacrificed for the sake of Imam Hussain (A.S.).

One of the bravest of the Holy Prophet's followers Ja'far Tayyar, the brother of Hazrat Ali. In the battle of Muta, Ja'far Tayyar carried the Banner of Islam and in that battle he was out-numbered by the enemies and killed. When the news reached the Holy Prophet he cried and prayed for Ja'far's soul and the angel Gabriel came down and consoled (the Prophet), saying "Ja'far was a brave and loyal soldier. God has given him everlasting life, and in place of two arms which were cut off in the battle, the Lord has given him a pair of wings".

Hazrat Ali, who was sitting near the Holy Prophet at that time, said, "Please pray to God that I should die fighting for the cause of Islam and become a martyr." But the Holy Prophet said, "0 Ali, your death has already been decreed. You shall die in the mosque during your prayers, but the Almighty will give you a son who will die in the battle on Ashoora day". From that time Ali eagerly awaited the birth of that son.

(This prophecy was made in the year 8 A.H. when Imam Hasan was 5 years old and Imam Hussain was 4.)

Shooting Hazrat Abbas Dargah Lucknow 2013

Dargah Hazrat Abbas Lucknow

Situated in Rustam Nagar in the old city, Dargah Hazrat Abbas is the oldest shrine of the Shia Muslims in Lucknow.
In Iraq, on 10th of Muharrum 61 Hijri (680), when Imam Hussain was forced to camp on the banks of river Eupharates (Faraat) at Karbala, there was not a drop of water in the encampment as the enemy (Yazid's army) had banned the fetching of water from the river since 7th of Muharrum. Hazrat Abbas, the step-brother of Imam Hussain, sought the Imam's permission to fetch water for the thirsty children in their camp. To restrain Abbas from provocation, he was asked to take the alam [a standard with a metal crest crowning the flag] in one hand and the mashkeeza (camel-leather water-bag) in the other. He was thus left with no defence when attacked by the enemy. His mashkeeza was pierced with arrows and his hands were chopped off as he tried to reach the water to the camp. For Shias, the martyrdom of Hazrat Abbas has special significance.
The dargah (shrine) of Hazrat Abbas came into existence during the reign of Nawab Asaf-ud-Daulah (1775-1797). A poor man, Mirza Faqeera Beg, was visited by Hazrat Abbas in his dream and directed to dig out his alam from a specific location in the city. Faqeera went to the site the next morning and discovered a large bronze alam in the shape of a hand (five fingers and a palm). He placed it reverently in his house in Rustam Nagar. Soon the news of the miraculous discovery spread and people started visiting his place with offerings and prayers for the fulfilment of their wishes. Nawab Asaf-ud-Daulah also visited the place and ordered that a dome be erected over the place, in order to convert it to a dargah (shrine).

People from different localities began assembling in the dargah with alams on 7,h of Muharrum [a day which is particularly specified by Shias for honouring Hazrat Abbas]. Later on, the first Thursday after the sighting of moon, called the Nauchandi Jummeraatwas considered auspicious for visiting the shrine and a large number of devotees crowded the dargah on this day. When Asaf-ud Daulah's step-brother Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, was unexpectedly made the ruler of Awadh by the British, after the deportation of the former's son Wazir Ali in January 1798, after a short term of just four months, Saadat Ali Khan got the dome of the dargah gilded in gold. He also built two separate enclosures for male and female visitors to the shrine.
His son, Ghazi-ud-din Haider, who was crowned the first King of Awadh in October 1819, provided a Naubat Khana for the entrance to the dargah in the form of a double storeyed gateway. Naqqara (large drums) were sounded from the gallery on the upper storey of this gateway to inform the hour of the day as well as for ceremoniously greeting members and guests of the royal household on their visit to the shrine. The King also provided the inner sanctum of the shrine where the iconic alam was preserved, with silver foiled doors. He made the further provision of a mimbar (pulpit) fashioned in silver.
Malka Zamani, the favourite queen of Naseer-ud-Din Haider, the second King of Awadh (1827-1837), set up a kitchen at the shrine for free distribution of food to the poor. She visited the dargah on every nauchandi jummeraat with an offering of ten thousand rupees. People on the streets waited eagerly to have a glimpse of her entourage, a procession consisting of a hundred elephants with silver howdah (mounted seat) and gold embellishments. It had a number of palanquins and oxen driven carriages for the accompanying ladies. The queen sat in a large sukhpal (decorated carriage) covered with a brocade silk canopy.

The dargah is also linked with the first Indian war of Independence. In 1858 it became the headquarters of the native sepoys and soldiers in the city who were in rebellion against the British. A leader of the freedom struggle in 1857-58 and one of the chief commanders of Begum Hazrat Mahal's forces, Shah Ahmadullah camped here before leaving for Bareilly. Captured by deceit through the Raja of Pawaian (a State near Shahjahanpur), he was killed in front of the fort at Pawaian by the Raja's brother who was rewarded by the British.
After the rebellion failed, British soldiers plundered Nawabi buildings and the dargah too was not spared. The gold in the dome and alam was removed by the plunderers. Much of the decorative valuables placed in the shrine were taken away and auctioned by the British along with the valuables of Wajid Ali Shah.

Hindustan Times, City Scan, A Time in History
Wednesday 23.7.1997 — Dargah Hazrat Abbas: A revered shrine

locked doors of my cosmic fate

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the sounds
of her footsteps
i silently wait
her shimmering
shadow only
an illusion
at my gate
at half past
eight ..past
i try to locate
lines of misery
i try to relate
rust in my soul
corroded flesh
as i stagnate
of my elusive
soul mate
empty stomach
dying hunger
broken plate

locked doors of my cosmic fate

271,788 items / 2,152,102 views

the sounds
of her footsteps
i silently wait
her shimmering
shadow only
an illusion
at my gate
at half past
eight ..past
i try to locate
lines of misery
i try to relate
rust in my soul
corroded flesh
as i stagnate
of my elusive
soul mate
empty stomach
dying hunger
broken plate

raste ka pathar ...

old lucknow .. an orphan of time and space memories the politicians want to erase

the cobbler has no time to go to see the elephants and parks in lucknow

you madamji
for the parks
the elephants
statues that
you made
for us
says he
the cobbler
of lucknow
for his votes
no more free
an alien
in his own
what he
gets for
his services
is worse than
a chamar
a mochi

Sakina Qazilbash My Neice In Lucknow

Spider Point Nakhas Lucknow

the lonely planet

I Was Heading To Lucknow From Kanpur By Bus

Uttar Pradesh

for the poor man
a dream gone sour
rushing to other
indian cities
as a migrant
beaten black
blue because
in his state
no progress
no development
no hope
by those
madly in
love with
where white
colorful cycle
the anxious hand
the lonely lotus
flower ..wait
for that golden
golden hour
nero fiddles
as dreams
burn outside
his political
the bhaiyya
north indian
not letting go
stoic possessed
dour ..rising
prices of dal
chawal bhaji
pyaz alu flour
a free computer
father son
on the screen
grow glow
a thought
on the
banks of
the ganges
huts jhopdis
looming towers