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The Streets Barber

June 9, 2016, in Videos > Documentary, by

Nasir Sobhani AKA ‘The Streets Barber’, is a true Nomad, not just of the world, but also of the mind. Growing up in Japan, attending University in Canada, volunteering his time to work with youth in Vanuatu and then to Australia to start up his own initiative helping the homeless, Nasir has certainly lived a fruitful life. It wasn’t all smooth sailing though, with a crippling drug addiction along the way, Nasir thanks his Baha’i faith and barbering for his new found sobriety. Working six days a week cutting hair, Nasir spends his one day off hitting the streets to give free haircuts to the homeless. He calls it, ‘Clean Cut Clean Start’.

You can read Baha’i Blog’s interview with Nasir here: Clean Cut, Clean Start – How Nasir is Helping the Homeless

And for more stories on Nasir’s street clients, check out his Instagram page here: instagram.com/thestreetsbarber

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Discussion 6 Comments

can not find the right word to express my emotions after watching this video. i just want to say Thank you for introducing us this amazing person, this street barber….. i learned so much from his dedication to service to human…

simin Shams

simin Shams (June 6, 2016 at 8:01 PM)

Baha’u’llah always makes what he wants. not what the people fancy and imagining. Thank you my dear Naysan.

Margrit Hurni

Margrit Hurni (June 6, 2016 at 11:24 AM)

Dear friends,
I am deeply sorry to say that he has made an idiot out of himself. With all those tattoos and piercings, some sort of “decadence art”, cannot represent rational and intellectual aspects of our dearly beloved Faith.
Just act upon your age, not behave like an ignorant.

D.Kh

D.Kh (June 6, 2016 at 7:57 PM)

Dear friend,
A few quotes from ‘Abdu’l-Baha:
“Ye who are servants of the human race, strive ye with all your heart to deliver mankind out of this darkness and these prejudices that belong to the human condition and the world of nature, so that humanity may find it’s way into the light of the world of God.”
The acts of this lovely man in the video obviously transcend his physicality. The acts tap into “the light of the world of God.” The prejudiced comment regarding his appearance, does not.
“Should one become the cause of grief to any one heart, or of despondency to any one soul, it we’re better to hide oneself in the lowest depths of the earth than to walk upon the earth”
And lastly:
“Love the creatures for the sake of God and not for themselves. You will never become angry or impatient if you love them for the sake of God. Humanity is not perfect. There are imperfections in every human being, and you will always become unhappy if you look toward the people themselves. But if you look toward God, you will love them and be kind to them, for the world of God is the world of perfection and complete mercy.”

Much Love!

Melody

Melody (April 4, 2018 at 8:40 PM)

The variety of the possibilities of serving Humanity is amazing. This man used one of his talents to serve the hopeless ones. For a moment, they got some dignity and they smile. Congratulations.
Up to us to accept him as he likes to be as humbly as he acts.

Francoise

Francoise (June 6, 2016 at 4:48 AM)

This human being is such an inspiration to all. Brings tears to my eyes.

taffy palenski

taffy palenski (April 4, 2018 at 3:23 PM)

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