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Nazma 3 Year Old Muslim Beggar Bandra

Does she know me ..I have been shooting her pictures since  she was a tiny baby in her mothers lap, begging on the lane at Bandra Bazar close to where I stay ,, and she has grown into a young lady she has survived the vagaries of life as a street beggar.

Perhaps this is the only thing she knows , stretch her tiny hands and beg.. will she go to school , will she be able to play with a doll ,will she draw paint or learn ABC Ba Ba Black Sheep  I doubt very much..not even Alif Bey Pe Te

These are the children of the Lost tribe of Allah ,, Muslim beggars born in the wilderness of remorse and despair.. I was with my wife when I shot both mother and daughter , I asked my wife to give them money and told the lady we will give her some children s clothes  later.

I feel sorry for these beggar souls in search of elusive hope , some succor , some love not just a few coins given to them in oxymoron haste ,, rushing towards the mosque ,,

The hypocrisy among Muslims is highly sanctimonious ,, they …

Ali Sha Bhai ,, Farewell ,,,

This Moharam ..
a void on the streets of Mumbai
in our hearts you will dwell you kept
the covenant of Hussain alive when
you scourged you were possessed of
a titanic strength ..a magical spell
Hussain Hussain you shouted you
yelled ..breaking open a 1400 year
old pain lying buried in a shell,.
blood sweat tears the fragrance of
rose water the ambiance the smell
through the poetry of my pictures there
is so much i could tell ..i wish you well
now among the martyrs you go to dwell
against the yazids you revolted rebelled
children who saw you when they become
grandparents your story to their children
they will tell.. lanatul yazid may he rot in hell



RIP Alisha Bhai The Streets of JJ Will Never Be The Same This Moharam Or Other Moharams To Come ,, You Will Be Terribly Missed

I Am A Hardcore Fan Of Ali Shah Greatest Matamdar of Mumbai...


Ali Shah is famous all over the Shia world for his Zanjir matam ..everyone in the Shia community wants to emulate his expression of bleeding Faith...his piety his devotion his love for Ahle Bayt.

In my entire life I am 62 years old and the man who instilled in me the feelings of love piety dedication of Imam Hussain is Ali Shah Bhai .. he was the only Shia in Mumbai whose love was pure , pristine and with no restrictions .
And there are Shia kids he has inspired with his humility ,and he inspired me too I wish more Shias in Mumbai were like him but the few I met were no less than bully's racists and with no respect for a persons age or seniority ..they take Hussains name on one side and abuse people of their community on the other side and sadly for them their Moharam lasts till Moharam ..in my case Moharam will perhaps end the day I die and my body given to Medicine .. I do not wish to be buried in a Shia cemetery I …

Kaise Kahoon Main Tujh ko Naya Saal Mubarak.. Zainab (sa) Mana Rahi hai Chehlum Hussain (as) Ka

I am a diabetic ..earlier I was on insulin but I cut myself twice a year in memory of the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain grandson of the Holy Prophet son of Imam Ali and Princess Fatima the Prophets only daughter ..Moharam is a 1400 year old protest against the oppressors and terrorists in Islam and there are many past and present ,, this is our red badge of revolt ,,we are in mourning we wear black clothes for two month 8 days ,, all forms of entertainment are avoided completely among Shias ,.. this entire period can be summed up as Ghame Hussain