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Moharam 2008 Mumbai

Moharam 2008 Mumbai
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
I shoot all religions with a devout passion, showing the human side of mans godly nature.I am not here to proseylitize any religious ritual traditions or beliefs .I remember when I began posting pictures here at Flickrs from 10 June 2007 , I took offense easily when someone adversely criticised my Shia images , I gave vent as I do not go to peoples photo stream and bash and bully them for what they post.
I too am a member like all others who have paid and taken a pro membership, so it really hurt the Shia bashing by bigots of fanatical stream of Islam.
I am not a Mullah , but I cannot and will not deny my birthright as an Indian Shia Muslim.
So as I begin this new series I request you that please see and read them as an aspect of photo journalism.If any adverse comment is placed here I will simply delete it.I have no time to argue , or to get into unnecessary dialogue with any Flickr member including those that are r…

Squirming Back

Squirming Back
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
lines of faith
as they bleed and cry
yes its our imam
for whom we live and for whom we die
from here to karbala
in every heart and every eye
lanat on yazid
and the killers of Imam Hussain
reverbrates upwards
to allah in the sky
hussainiyat
held beyond a sigh

Marziya and the God of all Colors

Marziya and the God of all Colors
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
a just god
a human god
a god of all colors
that we heed
in his godliness
through different
scriptures that we read
we his creations
from a single seed
beyond man made custom
color or creed
hate love evil
its we who breed
with our selfishness base nature
and our greed
our actions and
our misdeeds
yet its we who invoke
his name in all our needs
like different color stones
kissing each other
in prayer beads
ppc who digitalised this picture
different hues
that human love inbreeds

dedicated to ppc who has morphed Marziya and Grand fathers picture with Goddess Durga.. The primal force

The Hijda Never Sleeps

The Hijda Never Sleeps
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
into the cobwebbed
dark recesses of your
darkened soul he peeps
cursing the travesty of his gender
a mockery of his androgynous angst
he weeps
from one tangible hurting moment
to another more hurting emotion
he leaps ..dark shadows
of his human betrayal
on his karmic silence creep
the hijda never sleeps
unsown pain as painful
pleasure he reaps

Marziya Shakir New Kid on the Block

Marziya Shakir New Kid on the Block
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
Marziya Shakir
Round the Clock
looks at her grand fathers world
takes stock in the silence
of her childlike speech she talks
yes she surely
on the firmament of our soul rocks
a new meaning of hope and happiness
unlocks
Marziya Shakir
new kid on the block