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Yazidiyat Murdabad

Yazidiyat Murdabad
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
This is the Cry of the Unborn Shia Child ,
oppression and tyranny that the Shia is against and fights Yazidiyat tooth and nail...
A note that no other thought can derail
no we nor our coming posterity
will ever forget on lifes mission
as we sail
Hussainiyat is our Holy Grail
We shall overcome
We are already on its trail
Allah ho Akbar
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Hussainiyat Zindabad

Hussainiyat Zindabad
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
This is the Cry of a Shia Soul..
Life is incomplete without Hussainiyay..
Yes Hussainiyat is our Nativity and her ancestral birthright .
It is Ashura and Karbala combined- The Legacy of Hussain..

Shah ast Hussain, Baad Shah ast Hussain,
Deen ast Hussain, Deen Panah ast Hussain,
Sar dad na daad dast, dar daste Yazeed,
Haqqah ke binaaye La Ilaha ast Hussain!

This is dedicated to the oft-unremembered successor of Imam Hussain (a.s), the one who though hidden from the eyes, is ever in the thoughts… Imam Mahdi (May […]

Mohsin Hallori Kama Veteran

Mohsin Hallori Kama Veteran
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
Mohsin Hallori was my ex -staffer , a good looking lad, a Shia devout.He left me to dabble in real estate..
Mohsin belongs to Anjuman Sadka e Sakina .
I have yet to see the kind of Kama Zani he does.His forehead is mark of Faith .
His younger brother to is intense but not yet as Mohsin Hallori.
He visits my shop and I know that Mohsin is a very focussed Shia an asset to our community -He is one Hallori and the other my friend Cassim Hallori...

Ashura in Mumbai -2008

Ashura in Mumbai -2008
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
This morning I left my house in Bandra at 9.30 am to shoot Ashura at Bhendi Bazar..
On the way I saw the runners of the Standard Chartered Marathon moving towards
Bandra Reclamation..but I took a left turn towards Mahim Matunga which is not the Marathon Route and reached Amin Imambada .
The most important segment of Mooharam Ashura is played out here by the migrant Iranians,..this is like a passion play depictin the scenes of the Battle of Karbala, Shimr the Commander of Yazidi forces of the Ummayad Caliphate is played by an Iranian all dressed in red..
Than another Iranian plays Imam Hussain, saddled on a horse, how Shimr mistreats him , and how he mistreats the children of Imam Hussains family presumably Ali Asghar the 6 month child of Imam Hussain..
As soon as the this starts the Iranian drums begin to play the scourgings and the kama matam start..
For the first time in my life I shot this from below because of my…