Juma Isha Azaan Kaaba Mosque During Hajj Season

The Islamic call to prayer, Azaan, recorded during my Umrah during Hajj season, on Friday (Juma) at night prayer (Isha) time. I was able to say all 5 prayers in Mecca on this Friday. A blessed experience that remains with me for a lifetime.

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Stunning Sunset Slits Cloud To Paint Sky – IMRAN™

Despite a heavily cloudy day, the suns’s beams slit the cloud and painted the sky in gorgeous colors that reflected on the waters of Tampa Bay at Apollo Beach.

This is a WindowsPhone Lumia 1020 time lapse of a stunning sunset, about one hour shown in 10 seconds.

Despite a heavily cloudy day, the suns’s beams slit the cloud and painted the sky in gorgeous colors that reflected on the waters of Tampa Bay at Apollo Beach.

Watch in HD for best colors.

Stunning Sunset Magical Dusk 15 Seconds TimeLapse – IMRAN™

incredible sunset and dusk with flashing colors filling the sky

Stunning Sunset Magical Dusk #Florida. Click and be blown away. Savor this most incredible sunset and dusk with flashing colors filling the sky in this 15 seconds TimeLapse video I captured at home.http://youtu.be/uJzVwqak_4U 

The Ultimate Defeat In The Race Of Life – IMRAN™

The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat. That is what living life to the fullest, on the edge, is all about. With every mountain climbed, there are many spills, falls and crashes we must endure.

 

The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat. That is what living life to the fullest, on the edge, is all about. With every mountain climbed, there are many spills, falls and crashes we must endure.

The Agony. The Ecstasy. Rinse, and repeat. But, some of the things that define us, our passions, can also be dangerous, or fatal, like flying, or motorcycle racing.

One moment you are leading and on top of the world, the next, in a micro-instant, it’s not just the end of the race, it’s the ultimate defeat. The end of life.

Marco Simoncelli Dies Motorcycle Racing. RIP. Click http://j.mp/rWjEzD For Video.

Savor your passions and every moment alive.

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Stunning Final Weekend, Farewell Summer Of 2011 – IMRAN™

The final weekend of Summer 2011 came to a stunning end, and shades of blue filled the water and the sky. Shades one was more used to seeing in Florida and Colorado. As the Summer of 2011 passed into the pages and cells of memory…. the chilly winds of Fall started blowing kisses, arriving on my shore, before the selfish lover of Winter starts demanding long dark nights…. while dreams of new Spring Loves, and the passionate embraces of Summer of ’12, filled my heart, mind, body and soul.

The final weekend of Summer 2011 came to a stunning end, and shades of blue filled the water and the sky. Shades one was more used to seeing in Florida and Colorado. As the Summer of 2011 passed into the pages and cells of memory…. the chilly winds of Fall started blowing kisses, arriving on my shore, before the selfish lover of Winter starts demanding long dark nights…. while dreams of new Spring Loves, and the passionate embraces of Summer of ’12, filled my heart, mind, body and soul.
The View (aka The RiverView), in Oakdale, at the the Great South Bay, Long Island, NY, is one of my favorite Sunday brunch places, to come via boat, car or motorcycle.

This final stunning weekend of Summer 2011 was one for the ages. It was a bit windy, but the incredible blue sky colors were shining through even in this unedited Apple iPhone cell phone video clip.

Hope to see you as Summer 2012 arrives, one day, soon.

iPhone 4 Video: © 2011 Imran Anwar http://imran.com
Audio: “My Only Sky” © Storm Gordon

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Serene Sunset Smith Point Beach NY – IMRAN™

Eid Muabarak, stunning sunset, NY

As Hurricane Irene became a recent distant memory, and as the sun set on Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims, a sweet serene sunset spoke of peace, of man, nature and nation, at Smith Point Beach, Long Island, NY. It soon gave way to a stunning, moonless, starry night, with the Milky Way so clear it made you think it was a strand of light clouds. Happy Eid Mubarak to my fellow Muslims, and Peace to all.

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Warm Thanksgiving Feeling(s) Chilling On Chilly Easy Labor Day

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Waking up wrapped cotton sheets, I am seeing the shimmering silky satin sheetlike sheen spread over the Great South Bay waters – at the back of the place I’m blessed to call home.

The unexpectedly cool weather is a reminder of heartwarming coming Thanksgiving, and for Thanks Giving to God. For every day of life, every moment of joy, for the amazing parents and adventure of life, for what has been and all that & those who are yet to come.

As the year hurtles towards a close, as life rushes towards an eventual end, all I can think, as tears of gratitude fill my eyes, and words of shukrana (شکرانہ) ring in my ears, for years, decades, of blessings it would take me centuries to count.

Thank you God, for letting me appreciate and unwrap every moment like a precious gift and every day like Eid (عید) & Christmas Day.

iPhone4 Video Clip