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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
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
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
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
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
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
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 provi…

A Pain no Pain can Replace

A Pain no Pain can Replace
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
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
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
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
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
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 …

Faith on a Razors Edge

Faith

Faith
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