Abo Fadhil al-Abbas [as]

No matter how much I speak of this photo it will not do justice, but here goes:

After a long journey to Karbala, you first visit Imam Hussain [as], it is a state of tears, cries, a renewal of allegiance, after you leave Imams (as) shrine you walk towards Abo Fadhil. Now imagine a magnet pulling you from Abo Fadhil the more you walk towards towards him [Ban al-Harameen] the groups of Zuwar go from prayers, cries, to matam, latom. It is as if all sanity is lost when you reach the door of Abo Fadhil [as]. Control is gone, every shrine has a special feeling, Abo Fadhil [as] shrine is something different. Just look at the battlefield, one facing the other, a hand on this, another somewhere else … it is no wonder Abo Fadhil [as] has such great status in our eyes, and in the eyes of Sayyida Fatima Zahra [as].

- Canon 2Ti, Karbala, Iraq


A film I worked on a while back for the JMS Racing shop, San Antonio/Converse

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It’s what’s on the inside that counts. — Krispy Kreme founder.

It took me a few hours to disassemble and tinker with my Canon 2ti to fix the card reader. The problem? Anytime I inserted a memory card into my Canon 2ti, it would say that the card was locked. I tried a variety of cards, always confirmed that they were NOT locked and my Nikon would read them just fine. 

I took a look into the card reader itself since a memory card had recently jammed and I figured it was something mechanical. It’s a small space, so I spent some time lining up some bright lights and sure enough, when I got a good peek in there, I spotted what I presumed to be the metal arm used to detect whether a card is in the locked position or not. It seemed to me that it was simply bent, though due to the small space, it was difficult to know how it was bent- or how to bend it back.

So I went through the fun process of taking the camera apart so that I could get better access to the card reader space and tinker with that arm. From some googling, I found that a few people had also had this problem and reportedly were told it would be a few hundred dollars to fix with a certified Canon technician. I did not take video of myself taking it apart, though I will recommend using tape to keep track of screws as you disassemble. I like to arrange mine in groups that mimic their placement to aid in a quick reassemble process.

Once I got inside? Turns out that the circuitry is arranged in a way that I still had limited access to the card reader. To take the reader out completely, I’d have to detach some ribbons and I wasn’t fully prepared to do that, so I simply used my trusty paperclip to fiddle with what I was calling “the arm” and after many tests including one in which the camera wouldn’t boot at all - I finally got it to read the card as unlocked! My camera was once again ready for action.

For more potentially exciting info on what I found inside, check out my Instagram post.

Thriving in the Combat Zone (1)

Share in the troubles we have like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.”       2Ti 2:3 NCV

Salvation enlists you into the service of Jesus, the King of Kings. His battles become your battles, and His strategies your strategies. There are no exemptions; you’re “in for the duration.” Satan has declared war on you, and it’s “conquer or be conquered.” He will attack you on three fronts. Let’s look at…

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'unthankful '..... mentioned ONLY in the New Testament (KJV)

‘unthankful ‘….. mentioned ONLY in the New Testament (KJV)

Having a form of godliness,

but denying the power thereof:
from such turn away. – 2Ti 3:5

Read … . .‘unholy’….. mentioned in the Holy Bible (KJV) .

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I am no preacher, but, am a prime sinner and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, when I read “The Holy Bible” KJV,  the following verses were given in the context of “unthankful ”.


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Visiting the ‘Maqām’ of the Head of Abu Abdillah al-Hussain (ع) in Egypt, Cairo.

Purposed location for his head, as per Shi’a sources it’s in Karbala. But this place does have a holy atmosphere to it, there is something here. The Ahlulbayt (ع) have been scattered everywhere, something from Imam (ع) was here.

A beautiful place indeed.

Taken with Canon 2ti, Regular Lens.