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The Sada Suhagin Or Mossa Suhagin..

The Sada Suhagin Or Mossa Suhagin.., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. The first time I met a Sada Suhagin I thought he was a eunuch, but being uneducated in the orders of Sufism in India ,, I shot his pictures , we met at Chor Bazar that used to be my Friday early morning flea market haunts,I gave him a silver ring and he offered me plastic beads that he put around my neck I could not refuse , but they were choking me and I was gasping for breath I removed them not in his presence though and the following Friday returned it to him ..he just gave me a smile ... but he mentioned
that you are a Mauliee a true Malang of Ali .. I was not a malang those days nor was I shooting Sufism all this happened many years later.. I did not even know he was a Sada Suhagin.

Than I saw a a Sada Suhagin at Ajmer station many years later with a beard , and in a shalwar kameez , I was too confused and did not shoot him out of respect for his privacy,,.

Than again I met a Sada Suhagin at Haj…

The Sacrificial Goat ,,,has all the comforts before slaughter,,,

Now You Know How Cold It Is In Delhi ... LOL

The Beggar Poet At The Tomb Of Poet Amir Khusro

The Malang at the Tomb of Poet Amir Khusro

The Malangs ..

Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia Revisited

Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia Revisited

Poet Amir Khusros Tomb..

Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia Revisited

Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia Revisited

Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia Revisited, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. There are pictures I shot here of the Sada Suhagin Sufi devotee men dressed like women that I am removing from public view ,,,it is a rare order and you seldom meet them...

Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia Revisited

Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia Revisited, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Last I shot here was in 2007 ..

The Message ..

The Message .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I got a message from a friend that made me happy , at least he was honest in saying his mind , and sad because he was playing the role of God judging me wanting me as a friend and yet wanting me to unfriend him on Facebook ..and what is Facebook ..is it a Temple of Hope is it a Holy Shrine ,,,so after you read his message I entreat others to remove me from their Feeds .. you wont see my pictures or updates .. or if what I shoot , and what I shoot is not what I preach or proselytize ..you keep your faith intact I am not just a Shia I am much more I am a Hindu Christian Sufi Buddhist behind the camera I am the religion I shoot and I showcase all your religion and mine , only mine is a rich tapestry of blood mingling with tears , dead bodies of 72 Faithful warriors of Imam Hussain , my Moharam pictures were not shot for the Shia community they know all this since birth I shot it for the Non Muslims my foreigner friends to…

The Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia Delhi

The Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia Delhi

The Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia Delhi

The Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia Delhi, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Nizamuddin Dargah (Urdu: نظام الدّین درگاہ ‎, Hindi: निज़ामुद्दीन दरगाह) is the dargah (mausoleum) of one of the world's most famous Sufi saints, Nizamuddin Auliya (1238 - 1325 CE). Situated in the Nizamuddin West area of Delhi, the dargah is visited by thousands of Muslims every week, and sees a fair share of Hindus, Christians and people from other religions. The tombs of poet Amir Khusro and Mughal princess Jehan Ara Begum are also located within the Nizamuddin Dargah complex, and Inayat Khan's tomb is just around the corner.[1]

The neighborhood surrounding the dargah is named after the saint, and is divided into two parts along Mathura Road: Nizamuddin West where the Dargah complex and a lively market dominated by Muslim vendors is located, and Nizamuddin East, an upper-class residential area situated between Humayun's Tomb and the Nizamuddin Railway Station.
The other important monumen…

The Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia Delhi

The Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia Delhi

The Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia Delhi, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Nizamuddin Dargah (Urdu: نظام الدّین درگاہ ‎, Hindi: निज़ामुद्दीन दरगाह) is the dargah (mausoleum) of one of the world's most famous Sufi saints, Nizamuddin Auliya (1238 - 1325 CE). Situated in the Nizamuddin West area of Delhi, the dargah is visited by thousands of Muslims every week, and sees a fair share of Hindus, Christians and people from other religions. The tombs of poet Amir Khusro and Mughal princess Jehan Ara Begum are also located within the Nizamuddin Dargah complex, and Inayat Khan's tomb is just around the corner.[

The neighborhood surrounding the dargah is named after the saint, and is divided into two parts along Mathura Road: Nizamuddin West where the Dargah complex and a lively market dominated by Muslim vendors is located, and Nizamuddin East, an upper-class residential area situated between Humayun's Tomb and the Nizamuddin Railway Station.
The other important monuments…

The Holy Shrine of Poet Amir Khusro

The Holy Shrine of Poet Amir Khusro, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Ab'ul Hasan Yamīn ud-Dīn Khusrow (1253–1325 CE) Hindi अमीर खुसरो, (Urdu: ابوالحسن یمین‌الدین خسرو‎;, better known as Amīr Khusrow (also Khusrau, Khusro) Dehlawī (meaning Amir Khusrow of Delhi) (امیر خسرو دہلوی) was a Sufi musician, great poet and scholar. A polymath an iconic figure in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. A mystic and a spiritual disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi. Amīr Khusrow was not only a notable poet but also a prolific and seminal musician in the time of the Delhi Sultanate, being reputed to have invented both the Sitar and the Tabla. He wrote poetry primarily in Persian, but also in Hindavi. A vocabulary in verse, the Ḳhāliq Bārī, containing Arabic, Persian, and Hindavi terms is often attributed to him.[2]
He is regarded as the "father of Qawwali" (the devotional music of the Sufis in the Indian subcontinent).Introduced the Ghazal style of song i…

The Outer Area Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia

I Reach The Gates Of Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah

The Delhi ... Pretending To Be Dead Candidate

The Pen Pushers Of Delhi

Jai Maharashtra ..Amchi Dilli

Rukegi Nahi Meri Dili ..

Khwab Dekhna Kya Gunah Hai..Yahi Toh Ek Haq Ap Hamse Cheen Nahi Sakte ..

Election Ke Bad Kya Inka Bhavishya Badlega ..

People Are Wary Of My Mind Held Camera

He Makes The Best Rabri In Delhi off Chitli Qabar

The Municipality Does Not Even Rehabilitate Rag Pickers Leave Aside Regularizing Illegal Flats

The Day Dreamers Of Delhi...They Get Fucked When They Wake Up

Education The Only Path To Success

The Monkey In A Monkey Cap..In A Dili Trap

Onions Will Be The Cause Of A Lot Of Politicians Losing Their Deposits ,,

Wah Bhai Dili

Hotel Al Rashid Chitli Qabar Where I Stayed 2 Days

Delhi Chai ..Susti Dur Bhagaye Rs 10 Only

Pulling The Future Of The Nation - The Delhi Rickshawala

Delhi Winters And Going To School

Delhi Winters And Going To School, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
One thing that made me happy was the choice of my hotel at Chitli Qabar , a shrine of a Holy Saint at one end and further ahead the Jumma Masjid , a predominantly street shopping eating market area with quaint bylanes of character and ancestry.

And I shot randomly , with a Press Card round my neck.. and due to shortage of time could not move to other areas .. this was my last few hours in Delhi and once I returned from Dargah Nizamuddin I put my camera to sleep ..

And honestly without any bias or any hard feelings I am a Pucca Mumbaikar , Delhi ambiance Delhi air Delhi life is not to my liking at all.. I am a seaside man should say it all.. I am a garbage dog shitting men urinating shooting photographer ,, I love filth I love Mumbai..

I love my Delhi friends my Delhi family connections and my Delhi patron Mr Vipin Malik.. the most stylish dresser , sartorial toast of Delhi , , I met him through Mr Sha…

Liaqat Ali Sab From Karachi And Me At The Hotel

Liaqat Ali Sab From Karachi And Me At The Hotel, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
I met world famous scholar from Karachi Mr Liaqat Ali Sab born in Rampur and was close to Sir Abdul Kalam Azad he said , he has been to many cities including Islamic literature and poetry conference in Bosnia ,, I wish I could sit and chat with him some more but this was my second final day in Delhi I had to rush shoot Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah and soon pack for the station..my head wound had healed slight bleeding from some parts , because of my diabetic condition , and I must mention here I came to Delhi without any winter wear , I had none , just one cotton jacket and a waist coat to keep me warm..most of the day of Ashura I walked barefeet , and now back in Mumbai my bravado has got hit by a viral cold , congested chest , but I will recover speedily.

This is my last upload of Delhi.. a lot of street shots and the Dargah Nizamuddin.

Jeetenge Lagayenge Dili Pe Mohr ,,,Ab Ayenge Naye Chor