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Reliving the Pain of Bibi Sakina at Guru Nanak Park Juloos 2010

I AM DEEPLY HURT WITH YOU TELECOM

I AM DEEPLY HURT WITH YOU TELECOM, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Since last night I am trying to upload pictures of the Bandra Guru Nanak Juloos a Shia Moharam event I shot last night..and despite all my efforts my uploading is slow intermittent and sluggish.

I have to re start my upload every time so I have written the following message to their Customer Care and I am publishing it here so they can remedy my problem as fast as they can.
My message to Customer Care You Telecom Broadband and Cable India Pvt Ltd.

I recently changed my plan , in order to get faster speed and faster uploading of my pictures to my website on Flickr.com .
But it hurts me to say my uploading is worse than what it was before, uploading takes place at snails pace , as a photo blogger and cyber photo journalist You Telecom in its new avatar as You Telecom Broadband is of no Help to me at all.

I have told this to your concerned department heads at your Bandra Gods Gift office, but my uploading …

Reliving the Pain of Bibi Sakina at Guru Nanak Park Juloos

Bandra Guru Nanak Park Juloos 2010

Bandra Guru Nanak Park Juloos 2010, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Munna from Imamwada brings this Shabi of the Cradle of Ali Asghar and his little daughter portrays the pain of Bibi Sakina daughter of Imam Hussain.
Munna has two daughters both look identical,I have shot the older one extensively at the various juloos in town.

Munna is the same person who recites Namaz on Fire a metaphoric reminder of the fourth Imam reciting Namaz in chains on the burning sands of Karbala while being transported to Sham as prisoner in the court of Yazid

Hussainiyat Humility and Grace

Hussainiyat Humility and Grace, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Fatima is the face
of the future
of our race
yes a mothers love
in every girl child
deserving
her bounty
her praise
in every heart
she stays
our ancestry
to this great
noble mother
we trace
hussain is humanity
the catch phrase
wholeheartedly
we embrace
our dreams
our hope
our tears
embedded in
our mothers womb
no other dreams
to chase
born as shias
no yazid
could ever erase
hussainiyat
humility and grace

Aman Ka Farishta - Ya Hussain

Aman Ka Farishta - Ya Hussain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Majlis recited by Maulana Hasan Ali Hilal A. Rajani from Karachi Pakistan at Guru Nanak Park Juloos..23 Jan 2010

Maulana Saab is a true Aman Ka Farishta spreading peace through humanity , humanity that is embodied as Hussain..and Hussain is the key to fight terrorism and oppression shaking the pillars of True Islam...the bigots and promoters of a satanic agenda that divide hearts souls and neighboring countries and put the blame on America for inherent faults of their own shortcomings..

Hussain is a power that cuts across man made barbed frontiers , Hussain is a breeze that touches us all irrespective of our caste color of creed..yes indeed we shed tears for Hussain but we also curse Yazid..killers of Imam Hussain followers of his breed..the misbegotten wanton seed..

It was Hussain from the clutches of Yazidiyat the soul of Islam freed..yes more than a message of Hate , Muslims killing Muslims its Peace t…

Jalal Mamu of Byculla and Me

Jalal Mamu of Byculla and Me, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Jalal Mamu is a very humble Shia man, down to earth , low profile and least talkative, but an icon of Shia faith, and Mumbai Shia way of Life.

Jalal Mamu organizes an event near Byculla station on 9 Moharam much before the Honda Byculla Savoy juloos and this event brings in a lot of people , thee is a short majlis and Jalal Mamu strips himself t the waist and Jalal Mamu is the greatest sword matamdar , his strokes cut through flesh , and ripping pieces from his body in the air, after the sword is pulled from his hand by 20 people , Jalal Mamu now takes the hocky shaped zanjir and further mows his back wounds with deafening razor sharp blades..I shot this last year pictures on my Flickr photostream .

From Byculla station Jalal Mamus juloos joins the Honda Savoy juloos.

The next day Ashura , Jala Mamu again cuts his bruised back with the sword at the Amin Imambada event..

I am a great fan of Jalal Mamu , not …

Bandra Guru Nanak Park Juloos 2010

Bandra Guru Nanak Park Juloos 2010, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. I start a new set at my Flickr photostream, Bandra Guru Nanak Park juloos 2010 , this is Shia procession that begins at Bashiron building near Guru Nanak Park ,organized by the Wazir brothers.

This begins with a noha recital , Abbas Bhai recited a noha, than there was a Noha by some Nohakars from Delhi.

The majis was recited by Maulana Hasan Ali Hilal A. Rajani from Karachi.
There was a beautifully decorated Zuljana and a Taboot of Imam Hussain , including Muna Bhais daughter portraying the pain of Bibi Sakina along with the cradle of Ali Asghar.


There were several alams, Mamu recited the Noha for the Busheri Matam, and the procession moved from Guru Nanak Park via Turner Road to Almeida Park finally culminating at Bandra Shia Khoja Mosque.


As soon as the procession reached the Mosque , hardcore sword matam,zanjir matam and kama matam began.

Marziya was with me till Almeida Park than went home much befo…