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Walking Barefeet In The Rain

Walking Barefeet In The Rain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. blogging
the soul of humanity
monsoon lover
poetic thoughts
shooting
religiosity
human pain
positive poetry spam
barefeet mumbai blogger
walking barefeet in the rain
once i am dead and gone
all my blogs will go
down the gutter in an
unknown zone of
an open drain i have
told my children
in the event of my death
to delete my flickr
account my last
will testament
simple and plain
goodbye hjras
goodbye street photography
good bye lal bagh chya raja
good bye jesus
good bye marziya
goodbye everything
blogged by a comatose brain
as i move my pedantic
pompous ass
in the nether world
to another domain

good bye shias
shah ast badshah ast hussain

Its Only The Rich Who Bitch The Poor Never Complain

Its Only The Rich Who Bitch The Poor Never Complain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. people
in high position
elected by the people
who fuck the nation
for personal profit
collective gain
common wealth
uncommon refrain
the soul of
a nation stain
tainted tragedy
corruption scams
remain sack one
bring in another
money rules
money reigns
investigation
eye wash
take the public
for a ride
down an
open drain
soon everything
will be forgotten
the indian
common man
has humility
patience
alas no
thinking brain

The Devout Shias of Chennai

The Devout Shias of Chennai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. hindu sikh isai
mohabat e ahle bayt
hamari kisi 'se najhi ladai
hum hain hindustani shia
hum sab hain bhai bhai
zulm o sitam se hum
sab mangte hai rehai
hussain is humanity
is the only reason why
who symbolizes the way
one wants to die yes
we bleed we cry
the devout shias of chennai

The Shia Brave Hearts of Chennai

The Shia Brave Hearts of Chennai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 157,593 items / 1,247,433 views

beating their chests
to the chants of ya hussain
in the weeping rains
they walk hussain
is humanity a future
without road blocks
a path of peace
on the soul of mankind
his sacrifice unlocks
not just shias
but for the entire world
hussain is an example
fighting against tryranny
terrorism breaking
all deadlocks
yes hussain is ibadat
24by 7 round the clock
from one genearation
to the the next till the
next epoch hussain o mini
wa ana minal hussain
faith built on hard rock

The 7 Moharam Juloos of Chennai

The 7 Moharam Juloos of Chennai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 157,537 items / 1,246,918 views

Close to the 1000 Light Mosque is the starting pouint of the 7 Moharam juloos of Chennai a very long procession hand matam on the way and some blade matam but no head cutting or kamazani this juloos ends with tabaruk being served at the ending point which is a Tamil municipal school.

It rained quite a bit and because Mesaq had given me an umbrella I managed to keep my camera intact and shot the entire juloos barefeet.

It was to shoot this juloos I arrived the night before to Chennai and shot the 6 Moharam juloos too.

This juloos passes through some posh areas of Chennai.

Words of The Mahatma on The Soul of Humanity

Words of The Mahatma on The Soul of Humanity, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. With his sacrifice
humanity he blessed
he gave the tyrant
his noble head
a single act he saved Islam
with 72 soldiers an army he led
..Imam Hussain
Verily the Messiah
of the Oppressed

Words of The Mahatma on The Soul of Humanity

Shadow of the Alam on the Moving Wall of Pain

Shadow of the Alam on the Moving Wall of Pain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 157,471 items / 1,246,694 views


rhythmic reverberations
as it wailed a messiah
of the needy the downtrodden
it hailed humanity thy name
is hussain a symbol
of unflinching faith
the blooming
rose 'in the garden of
ahle bayt
spreading peace
love in a world
populated by terror
animosity and hate
you are the doors
of wisdom opening
eternal gates
beyond a world of
dire straits
shiasm the
essence of
dialogue and debate
hussain is humanity
it reiterates

Shadow of the Alam on the Moving Wall of Pain

Bollywoods Indisputable 30 Mar Khan Happy Birthday Salman Khan

Bollywoods Indisputable 30 Mar Khan Happy Birthday Salman Khan, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. image courtesy google images

girls boys
adults
everyone's jan
a good insan
a great actor
brains and brawn
helping the needy
the poor
the disfranchised
unlike the other
Trinity
of khans
this one and only
be human khan
bollywoods
indisputable
30 mar khan
happy birthday
salman khan

The Hand Matam of Chennai

The Hand Matam of Chennai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 157,450 items / 1,246,670 views

Every city that mourns for Hussain during Moharam the collective Urdu term known as Azadari.. has a unique form of expressing their solidarity with the sufferings of the Imam at Karbala it is called Matam beating of the chest with one or both hands.

Shia women do hand matam in front of their House Imambadas but some women mostly the Shia Bauchis or from tribal backgrounds do it publicly as I saw in Hussaintekri Jaorah.

As I have documented Moharam in some of the major cities of India I found each city has its own hand matam form and style.

The most vicious without blades is the Hallauri Hand Matam merely the blows on the chest cut open the fkesh, such is the intensity unbelievable unimaginable during the Amary Juloos at Govandi in Athvi.

The same intensity is found among the Shias of Lucknow at Kazmain when they place the Alams to rest also during Athvi after the Chup Tazia Juloo…

Shiasm is Rigteous Indignation Against Spirtual Terrorism

Shiasm is Rigteous Indignation Against Spirtual Terrorism, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 157,450 items / 1,246,663 views

what hurts them most
its not only hussain 'but
truth equality justice
as azadari during
moharam we host
for 1400 unstoppable
years a protest
against spiritual
terrorism we boast
we are called heretics
persecuted bombed
murdered but our
mission of hussainyat
lives from every
coast to coast
beneath the layers
of blood in my pictures
lies the truth of my faith
every blog i post
we live in
mutual harmony
with the hindus
with the followers
of the father son
and the holy ghost
hussain is humanity
our agenda topmost
a world without borders
no bleeding fences
is hussainyat almost
rights of reservation
reserved for the
killers of hussain says
heavens signpost

6 Moharam Juloos Chennai Shot From My Hotel Window

6 And 7 Moharam Juloos In Chennai 2010

6 And 7 Moharam Juloos In Chennai 2010, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 157,414 items / 1,246,397 views

I reached Chennai on 6 Moharam night and thanks to Mesaq of Moulah Ali Channel I got lodging at Central Lodge close to the 1000 Lights Mosque I showered and from my hotel window shot the 6 Moharam juloos than I came down and shot it till the end.

This is my new set at Flickr and I made the Shias of Chennai wait after this the following day I shot the 7 Moharam Juloos , I got to know a lot of people made friends and on the night of 7 Moharam itself I left for Dharmapuri with Dr Abbas Ali Mir he was introduced to me by Mesaq we shared similar views so he invited me to stay at his house , his father the eminent scholar Ali Master had passed away recently on Eid E Ghadeer , he lives with his mother a scholar too and a very humble person and a great host.

We left for Dharmapuri and from there Dr Abbas also know as Anu to his friends accompanied me to Jigedevi to shoot t…