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Dargah Nizamuddin Auliya Through The Lens of a Beggar Poet

Dargah Nizamuddin Auliya Through The Lens of a Beggar Poet, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. from wikipedia

Sultan-ul-Mashaikh, Mehboob-e-Ilahi, Hazrat Shaikh Khwaja Syed Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliya R.A (1238 – 3 April 1325) (Urdu: حضرت شیخ خواجہ سیّد محمد نظام الدّین اولیاء‎), also known as Hazrat Nizamuddin, was a famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order in the Indian Subcontinent, an order that believed in drawing close to God through renunciation of the world and service to humanity. He is one of the great saints of the Chishti order in India.[1] His predecessors were Fariduddin Ganjshakar, Bakhtiyar Kaki and Moinuddin Chishti. In that sequence, they constitute the initial spiritual chain or silsila of the Chisti order, widely prevalent in the Indian subcontinent.
Nizamuddin Auliya, like his predecessors, stressed love as a means of realising God. For him his love of God implied a love of humanity. His vision of the world was marked by a highly evolved sense of secul…

What Really Pains Me As A Shia ...

What Really Pains Me As A Shia ..., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I was away from congregational religion for several years , and this was because I was a alcoholic , and in very troubled state of mind .. and had God my family not saved me in time I was a whisker away from the lunatic asylum.. hope was lost..and all this was about 17 years back..I decided to give up drinking..the doctor suggested I take up something to divert my mind from booze ,I took up photography, as I am not a sportsperson , I was a voracious reader but diabetes made it difficult ,photography those days was about money, I bought Nikon camera F50 and later F100 ..I shot color , mostly slides Velvia 50 that cost a bomb I shot Ilford Delta 100 ASA..

I had been away from my religious path for many years so I decided to shoot Moharam for myself to go back to my roots , go back to all the Shia moments I had lost in life because of my attachment to the bottle.. I was lucky I met Habib Nasser and his …

Trust is the Essence Of Street Photography

the photographer salim of juma masjid wanted to see my kama wounds ,,

You Thought I Was Joking ,,,

Shoot This Place Every Day ,,, You Will Become A Good Street Photographer

dili juma masjid .. area like mumbai fish market

it is a comedy of errors when a mumbai street photographer shoots delhi

only the dog knows who is coming next on the big screen at delhi...

Yeh Toh Janam Se Lachar Hai - Jos Iska Pet Bhare Wohi Iski Sarkar Hai

The Lady Is Uneducated Unable To Read The Lofty Words Above ..