As a Mumbaikar as a street photographer blogger poet I shot the making of History.. and I dont think I will ever see such a big crowd ..this was one time when a huge tree fell and people from all walk of life came together to pay homage to a great leader , despite their political differences .. there was peace calm.. I shot it all on a injured leg walking all the way from Bandra to Shivaji Park..18 Nov 2012 ...
The Rafaee Silsila - The Chancawalli Rafaees At Ajmer, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Know About Rifai Silsila... The Rifa'i order (also Rufa'i, Rifa'iyya,Rifa'iya) الرفاعية is an eminent Sufi order founded by Ahmed ar-Rifa'i and developed in the Lower Iraq marshlands between Wasit and Basra. The Rifa'iyya had its greatest following until the 15th century C.E. when it was overtaken by the Qadiri order. Presently the order is said to maintain particular influence in Cairo, Egypt. Its distinctive features include walking on hot coals and consuming live snakes.
Ahmed er-Rifai's family comes from Husayn ibn Ali, the son of Ali, at the side of his mother. On the other hand, at the side of his father, his lineage which goes to prophet Muhammad is as follows: master of the community, husband of Fatimah who is the base of all Imams, a relative of the prophet, Ali; Imam of Muslims, the chief of the mumins (believers in Islam) who tried and…
I used to meet him during Eid namaz but haven't seen him since a long time..he sits outside the Sunni mosque on the way to Mount Mary steps ,He is a very humble soul highly respected by the Hindus of Bandra Bazar Road,,he knows Sanskrit Shlokas and recites them in Hindu shops ..
He is from the Sufi Madari Malang Order of Makanpur..,,every since I told him that I too have taken the oath of the Malang , he calls me his Peerbhai.. though he is old enough to be my teacher .
Haji Malang The Mountain Call, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. he holds you firmly before you fall ..the holy saint of peace hope humanity love for all Hindus Muslims all communities at his beck and call come be healed touch his wall winter nights devotees wrapped in shawls ..fragrance of loban flower stalls haji malang for the ill the sick the depressed a complete cure all old memories nostalgic moments on recall ...perched in the mountains haji malang essence of humility standing tall