Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Eid Ul Fitr Namaz Bandra Station 2014

This morning at about 7 am armed with my umbrella my camera and barefeet I trudged out to shoot the Eid Ul Fitr Namaz at the Bandra Station..

This time I decided with a wet soggy weather and an umbrella in my hand , my hand is not in the best of shape due to a permanent injury, I would shoot the namaz from ground zero and for the first time I did no go on the Bandra Skywalk..

A lot of photographers were shooting from the top ,I shot from down below and did not wait to shoot the poster kids of Bandra doing the calisthenics of Eid Hugging pictures , neither did I wait for the Namaz to end I placidly dirty feet walked home shooting stuff on the road , the dirty garbage bins , left unattended by the Municipality that has no heart for any communities religious feelings ,,one of the worst managed institution of the city of Mumbai.

The Mumbai Police security and Bandobast was perfectly synchronized with the organizers of the Station Road Sunni Masjid , there was peace calm and respect of religiosity from all sides .the train goers had no problem and no inconvenience either to the Namazis or the moving crowds on the Station Road.

This Eid Ul Fitr is a very solemn somber on for Muslims all over the world..and every head bowed to God remembers the plight of the people in Gaza ..their ravaged homes and a mourning instead of festivity..
The Indians not just Muslims but people from all walks of life feel their pain and their loss of life home and belongings ..

In the words of Sahir Ludhianvi Sab

Khal Yahaan, Basti Thi Khusiyaan, Aaj Hai, Maatum Bahaar,
Waqt Laaya Tha, Bahaaren, Waqt Laaya Hai Kiza.

At the same time the peace brotherhood of Islam lies dented by the atrocities by ISIL on the Shias and the Christians the beheading the decapitations and another scourge called the Boko Haram causing immeasurable harm to the tenets of the Holy Messenger ..it is really though provoking because Humanity and humans are the sole property of the Maker nobody has the right to take their lives in the name of Allah.

So this new set of the Eid Namaz is dedicated to the oppressed people all over the World and to Indians languishing in pain as Hindu Muslims Sikhs in Saharanpur Muzzafarnagar other riots ridden areas in Mr Akhilesh Yadavs  Uttar Pradesh..