Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Nazar of Hazrat Abbas at Carter Road


The Nazar of Hazrat Abbas at Carter Road
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

The orange chapatis or flat bread is a Lucknow speciality called Shirmal, and minced meat known as Kebabs..this is also a Lucknowi traditional fare..
A little ahead on the spread is Moghlai roti or roti made in a Tandoor , also known as Khamiri Roti..
All this coud be seen at the procession of the Dariyawala alam at Carter Road.

Dariyawala Alam Carter Road


Dariyawala Alam Carter Road
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On 8th Moharam the Martyrdom of Hazrat Abbas Alamdar, erstwhile brother of Imam Hussain, the Shia commemorate his death with matam, majlis and a nazar.In Bandra a group of Shias led by Mukhtar Mirza Saab and his son Shakir Mirza have a Majlis on the Carte Road promenade, and Busheri Matam , the Alam and the processionists men women and children move with the Alam from Carter road via Pali to the Bandra Khoja Mosque..
I shot a few pictures and had to rush back to my shop.The Majlis was recited by Maulana Yasoob Abbbas..

2 kids


2 kids
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

one buying sweets
the other begs
one wearing slippers
the other naked legs
barefeet wooden pegs
happiness a state of mind
for haves have nots and a few dregs

Little Beggar Boy


Little Beggar Boy
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he carries on his face
the smile of little lord krishna
his body language
his spiritual grace
yes he begs with dignity
a wolf cub some love
some chase
surviving all odds
this tiny specimen
pursuing the destiny
of his human race

Woman born in Captivity


Woman born in Captivity
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

a caged animal
in a social zoo
woman another
name for misery
it is true
used abused accused
as she grew
gangraped by a male system of survival
a libidionous high a sexual brew
to salivate , to masticate and to chew
locked up for life
nothing new
man a hammer head and a screw

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A Muslim Woman begs on the street


A Muslim Woman begs on the street
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1

born in a hijab of self respect
enwombed to poverty and defeat
her accursed destiny in the
hands of male dominating
muslim society she could not cheat
triple talaq- muslim divorce
her children blistered bare feet
allah ho akbar
she begs for their livlihood on the street
empty stomachs too need to eat
yes this is the way
muslim woman
that they ill treat
a commodity
once bought
used merely as a bed sheet
thrown after use as dead meat
her world at the mercy of the mullah
and the money powered elite
her predoomed fate they watch
from the ring seat
throw a few coins with
pretentious humility and conceit
a poor muslim woman
impoverished womanhood
incomplete
a living corpse
shadowless spectre
in a winding sheet

Marziya Shakir -2 Month Old


Marziya Shakir -2 Month Old
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she tip toed in silence
angelic face in deep slumber
into our lives in a hot and humid mumbai
24th november
a day that is inscribed on our souls
a day we shall always remember
a fire soothed by an ember
lens like camera eyes
marziya shakir
our very newest member

Verdicts of Marajay on AZADARI for Imam Hussain (p)


Verdicts of Marajay on AZADARI for Imam Hussain (p)
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Verdicts of Marajay on AZADARI for Imam Hussain (p)

by: Zaynab

Here are some of hundreds of Fatawa, or verdicts, by eminent marajay of Shiite World regarding Azadari of Chief of Martyrs:
GAVE THEIR FATWAS IN FAVOUR OF QAMAZANI & ZANJEER ZANI INCLUDING VARIOUS

KINDS OF AZADARI EVENTS FOR SAYYAD-USH-SHOHADA HAZRAT IMAM HUSSAIN A.S.



www.jafariyanews.com/articles/2k4/28feb_azadariverdicts.htm

Grand Ayatullah ash-Sheikh Muhammad Hussain an-Naa’ini

(The teacher of the Marajay of the holy city of Najaf)

“There is no doubt as to the permissibility of the beating of the chest and the face with the hands to the point of redness or blackness (of the chest or the face). This is also extended to the lashing of the shoulders and the back with chains to the extent mentioned (above), and even if this led to bleeding. As for causing the bleeding of the head by sword beating, this is also allowed provided it does not lead to endangering harm, such as unstoppable bleeding or harm to the scull, etc. as it is known amongst the experts in doing this (hitting on the head).”

The above Fatwa by Grand Ayatullah ash-Sheikh Muhammad Hussain an-Naa’ini was endorsed and signed by the following eminent Marajay:

Ayatullah al-Udhma as-Seyyid Mohsen al-Hakim,
Ayatullah al-Udhma as-Seyyid Muhammad Kaadhem al-Shari’at Madari,
Ayatullah al-Udhma as-Seyyid Abd-el-A’la as-Sabzewary,
Ayatullah al-Udhma as-Seyyid Abul-Qassim al-Kho’i,
Ayatullah al-Udhma as-Seyyid Muhammad Ridha al-Gulpaygani,
Ayatullah al-Udhma as-Seyyid Ali al-Hussaini as-Seestani,
Ayatullah al-Udhma as-Seyyid Muhammad Saadiq ar-Rouhani,
Ayatullah al-Udhma al-Mirza Jawaad al-Tabrizi,
Ayatullah al-Udhma as-Sheikh Hussain al-Waheed al-Khurasani
And many other Maraje’ and eminent scholars…

Ayatollah al-Udhma al-Seyyid al-Kho’i



(The former leader of the Hawzah of the holy city of Najaf)

Question: Is there any problem with causing the bleeding of the head – TATBIR – as it is practiced, to express one’s grief about the martyrdom of our Imam Hussain peace be upon him, assuming there is going to be no permanent harm?

Answer: There is no problem with that, given the assumption made in the question, and Allah knows best.

Question: You stated that there is no problem in causing the bleeding of the head – known as TATBIR – if it does not lead to harm. It is said that it is not more than a permissible act, then can TATBIR be MUSTAHAB – desirable – if the intention was the upholding and honouring the Sha’a’er – signs of Allah – and sympathy with the Ahl-ul-Bayt, peace be upon them?

Answer: Most probably Allah Almighty would give thawab – reward (the individual) – for sympathising with the Ahl-ul-Bayt if the intention is sincere.

Grand Ayatullah as-Seyyid ash-Shirazi

Question: Some individuals say that I do not see shedding my tears as enough to express my grief for Imam Hussain (AS), his household and his followers on the day of Ashura. So is hitting myself with sword and injuring myself is allowed?

Answer: The Hussaini Sha’a’er, including TATBIR, are some of the RAAJIH issues. TATBIR is a MUSTAHAB deed, unless it leads to death, loss of limb, or loss of faculties. (RAAJIH means MUSTAHAB that could become WAJIB depending on the circumstances – translator.).

Question: What is your opinion regarding hitting the head with sword – TATBIR – on the day of Ashura whether or not it harms the individual.

Answer: The most common and widely known opinion of the Fuqaha (scholars) is that the desirability (of TATBIR) is in it not being extremely harmful.

Question: What is your opinion regarding the reports that Lady Zaynab peace be upon her, when she saw the head of her brother Imam Hussain peace be upon him, being paraded in public hit her forehead on the bar of the carriage she was travelling in, causing bleeding to flow from beneath her veil, which was visible to onlookers who witnessed the event?

Answer: Yes that is proven.

{Some of the famous references, which confirm the above report, are as follows:
Bihaar al-Anwaar; volume 45, page 114,
Jalaa’ al-‘Oyun; volume 2, page 238,
Zaynab al-Kubra; page 112,
Asraar ash-Shahadah; page 474,

Al-Muntakhab; volume 2, page 478,
Nusrat-ul-Madhlum; page 18

Needless to say that ‘Allamah al-Majlisi – compiler of Bihaar al-Anwaar – and Sheikh al-Shari’ah al-Isfahani have confirmed the authenticity of the report.}

Ayatullah ash-Sheikh Abdul Kareem al-Ha’ery

(The Founder of the current Hawzah in the holy city of Qum)

“The hitting of swords on the heads (causing bleeding) is alright (allowed) provided there is no harm to the person doing this. Furthermore no one has the right to prohibit this (hitting the head with sword). In fact all kinds of TA’ZIAH – mourning – for SEYYED ASH-SHUHADA’ Imam Hussain may our souls be sacrificed for him, are MUSTAHAB – desirable deeds.”

The above Fatwa by Ayatullah ash-Sheikh Abdul Kareem al-Ha’ery was endorsed and signed by the following eminent Marajay:
Ayatullah al-Udhma as-Sheikh Muhammad al-Araki,
Ayatullah al-Udhma as-Seyyid Muhammad Ridha al-Gulpaygani,
Ayatullah al-Udhma as-Seyyid Shahab-el-Deen al-Mar’ashi al-Najafi,
Ayatullah al-Udhma as-Seyyid Hassan al-Tabataba’e al-Qummi,
Ayatullah al-Udhma as-Seyyid Muhammad al-Waheedi,
Ayatullah al-Udhma al-Mirza Jawaad al-Tabrizi,
Ayatullah al-Udhma as-Seyyid Muhammad Saadiq al-Rouhani,
Ayatullah al-Udhma Muhammad Mahdi al-Lankaroudi
And many other Marajay and eminent scholars …

Grand Ayatullah Abul Hassan Asfahani

Grand Ayatullah Abul Hassan Asfahani is that greatly respected and honoured figure who was once asked by some muqasereen type people to give Fatwa (verdict) saying that mourners have crossed the limits in performing Azadari-e-Madhloom (perhaps they mean hitting back and shoulders with rzaers and head with swords).

On this the Ayatullah said: Az Madar-e-Hussain mee tarsem (I fear Hussain’s mother). This matter is between Hussain and his mourners.

(This event and these words have been heard by Ulama-e-Karam and it is the talk of town).

Grand Ayatullah as-Seyyid as-Seestani

(The current leader of the Hawzah of the holy city of Najaf)

Question: What is the ruling regarding the lashing with chains, chest beating, and walking on fire on the occasion of mourning the martyrdom of Imam Hussain peace be upon him?

Answer: If (these are) not associated with extreme harm or loss of limb, there is no objection.

Question: What is the ruling regarding wearing black, and chest beating when commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Hussain peace be upon him, as well as other infallible Imams peace be upon them?

Answer: This is permissible, and in fact this is regarded as one of the best means of seeking nearness to Allah, since it is upholding and honouring the Sha’a’er of Allah Almighty. [This is a reference to the Qur’anic Ayah 22:32. – translator.]

For more verdicts visit: www.tnfj.org.pk

END
Muntakheb Ul Aqwaal
"Knowledge is better than wealth because it protects you while you have to guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you." MORE..
(Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Talib (A.S)

A Pain no Pain can Replace


A Pain no Pain can Replace
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our blood traces the persecuted history of our Shia race
every drop a bleeding script engraved on our face
ashura karbala two pillars in our hearts space
a dream a reality hussainiyat our saving grace
we have no other dreams to chase
a pain that no pain can replace
ya hussain ya hussain
our souls solace
Yazidiyat a chapter
of Yazidi disgrace
muslims love killing muslims
mesmerized misfortunes in a maze

The Torch Bearer of Ahle Bayt -Maulana Athar Mirza Saab


The Torch Bearer of Ahle Bayt -Maulana Athar Mirza Saab
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For his Majlis
smma59.wordpress.com/2008/01/10/maulana-mirza-ather-jaagt...

I shot this picture on 8th Moharam at Moghul Masjid ..Maulana Athar Saab Mirza , an eloquent speaker, a wise conversationalist and a lover of Ahle Bayt.
A modern Maulana who speaks for the Shia youth and their progress.
He speaks on Muslims womens rights and is dead againt the disease called Ignorance or Jahallat..

Lanat on Yazeed


Lanat on Yazeed
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picture shot by Baqar Nasser..

faith that moves mountains
as we bleed
metaphoric movements
depicting
blood sweat and tears
thoughts and deed
as we curse hurl abuses
on the killers of imam hussain
lanat on the enemies of ahle bayt
the father of jehaddi terrorism
born of a serpent seed
like father like son
lanat on mauwiyah and yazeed
hussain is humanity
yes indeed
beloved grandson
of the holy prophet
72 against the yazidi hordes
he did lead
the battle of karbala
was a battle to save Islam
from Yazids political greed
imperialistic hegemony
black chapter in the history of Islam
accursed chapter we do not need
to avoid muslims killing muslims
the Imam said let me go to Hindustan
where people live in peace
let me go there he did plead
but Yazid did not heed
hussain gave his head
but not his hand
at Karbala the killing field
yes Hussain our Faith
leading us to Allah
Godspeed
Our Hope
Our Destiny
Zulfiqar
Nade Ali
Hussain
Our Protecting Shield

Faith on a Razors Edge


Faith on a Razors Edge
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Faith


Faith
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