On end of the Municipal grounds the Shias use for decorating the alams and the recital of a majlis and the corner part the temple people have their arti and prayers , both faiths in unique harmony and respect for each others religious views.
And every year I shoot the Bandra East juloos I shoot this temple too to, show you Muslim Hindu amity at its peak of eloquence..
This is the creation of Munna from Imamwada , normally he dressed both his little daughters in green dress symbolizing the pain of Bibi Sakina the youngest daughter of Imam Hussain , he put chains on their hands and feet , as she was held captive by Yazid in his palace atDamascus.
But this year he made some more girls symbolize the pain of Bbi Sakina with candes in their hands , and it portrayed the sad moment under the tyrant Yazid may Allah curse him his followers and his progeny. About Bibi Sakina from the net
Sakina ( also known in Arab world as Rukkaya) Father : Imam Hussain (a.s.) Mother : Bibi Umm-e-Rubab (a.s.) Birth : 20th of Rajab Death : 5th Rabi-ul-Awwal, at Damascus, Syria
In the Arab world, the youngest daughter of Imam Hussain (a.s.) is know as Bibi Rukkaya (a.s.) whereas she is know as Bibi Sakina (a.s.) in rest of the Islamic World. We will r…
I am not am Islamic scholar or a historian, nor do I proselytize my faith as a Blogger, as a matter of fact the pictures and my documentary of Shiasm is purely a story board I began in 2005 at Buzznet for my foreigner friends , as they knew nothing about this integral and important sect.
My Buzznet site was hacked I went through great pain , and I came out, with a greater vigor and continue showcasing Shiasm as a message of Tolerance and Mutual co existence.. Many years back I was doing zanjir matam and a Hindu friend could not bear my pain , he removed his shirt grabbed my zanjir and without a single word began scourging his back, he is a follower of Lalbagh Chya Raja a devout Siddi Vinayak believer.
Majlis and Arti at the Municipal Garden Bandra East, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. As soon as the majlis ends at one end of the garden , the arti of Shri Sai Baba takes place at the other end where the temple is located ,each one does his thing , without hindrance and here you see the cosmopolitan nature of our beloved city Mumbai , its unique tolerance level and seamless mutual co existence of two different faiths at one single venue.
As I was shooting the Shia ethos I shot the activities of the Temple to, and and the devotees of the temple who know me very well, came up to me and thanked me and wished me well.
Bigotry is the greatest curse of Humanity , and even in Chennai I saw the Hindu Tamils waiting with their newly born children to have the kama performed on them , or ladies waiting with floral tributes for Zuljana , and this is what endears me to my country as a Hindu Shia born in India of Shia parentage.
After I complete my backlog of Moharam pictures this will be next set at Flickr.com.
I have been shooting the Urus of Makdhoom Shah Baba Mahim for several years now my collection on Sufism at Flickr.
I do not adhere to Sufi beliefs but I do have a Sufiyana mijaz or temperament , my genre on Sufism is my documentary on the Rafaees body piercing mendicants followers of Imam Ali and Ghaus Pak, the Dhuni or the Holy Fire symbolizes Ahle Bayt and Imam Ali and the body piercings without bleeding are dedicated to the Mysticism of Ghaus Pak.
The other two subjects I shoot are Possession , or Hazri , exorcism and beggars in Sufiland. Hijras of course are a subject in itself but connected to two dargahs Ajmer Sharif and Haji Malang. I document the spiritual life of the Hijra bawas.
I also shoot the life of the Afro Indian tribe the Siddis who are performers of …
This evening I went to Bandra East to shoot the Bandra East Juloos that I try not to miss , this year I was in time , last year I was called to Salman Khans house for some urgent work , so I missed the earlier events , my wife and Marziya had both gone to his house and than reached Bandra East .
It seems like yesterday.
My wife arrived from Iran last night she was in Karbala and Damascus for Moharam.
So she did not accompany me to Bandra East besides we have our house majlis tomorrow so she has a lot of unfinished work to cope up with.
I shot the events at the Municipal Garden Bandra East from where after a majlis the Juloos begins and next to where the juloos begins is the Sai Baba Temple I shot this too, to show you the mutual co existence in Mumbai..
The Hindus of Bandra East and the Shias are compatible to each others faith .. each one giving …