Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from January 17, 2011

JUST Jaffri United Social Troop-Holistic Healers

JUST Jaffri United Social Troop-Holistic Healers, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. These are young Shia boys who treat the Kama and Zanjir matamdars, with their First Aid kit and these young boys are the best in the field , they are unafraid lead from the front are on their feet during Moharam events and processions.

They are polite courteous and know their job and they too do the Kama matam at Kaiser Bagh and on the streets during Ashura and Chehlum.

I owe a lot to these gus , being a diabetic my bleeding does not stop and this year I have punished my body beyond its shelf life , I had cut my head severely at Chennai Ashura , and than at Bandra East wih a blunt dagger , and here at Kurla I cut my head badly and the JUST guys found me in a dark corner and immediately treated me, when I say treated I mean clean my wounds with rose water , no ointment no septic shots or antiseptic.

Also bear in mind I use the same dagger that others have used before me sometimes it is…

Mamdi Who Creates The Magic of Zuljana

Mamdi Who Creates The Magic of Zuljana, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Mamdi creates the aura around the hired horse that becomes zuljana the replica of the stallion of Imam Hussain.


Most of the juloos or public processions during Moharam have the Alams The Taboots and the Zuljana as part of the symbolism of Shiasm.


Shiasm uses poetry metaphors to reawaken the soul of humanity to the great tragedy of Karbala , the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain the grandson of the Holy Prophet who with 72 valiant soldiers fought the might of Yazid the Caliph of the Umayad Dynasyty.

Imam Hussain signifies good over evil, morality triumphing over tyranny , and a 1400 year history comes alive each Moharam, a thought that angers the Wahhabis and the right wingers that belittle the contribution of Imam Hussain to Islam.

Karbala and Damascus were the blackest chapters in the history of Islam , the sordidness the butchery and the barbarism perpetrated by one set of Muslims against another set of…

The Birth of A Better Photographer Than Me

3 Year Old Marziya Shakir Has Shot The Pain In My Eyes

The Past Present Future of Our Indomitable Shia Race

The Past Present Future of Our Indomitable Shia Race, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 162,161 items / 1,278,981 views

mohabat e ahle bayt
in the shia heart
giving eternal solace
hussain is humanity
worthy of praise
this is what the blood says
it flows down our face
hussainiyat always
truth justice equality
in the right place
islam is a large ocean
tears we embrace
our matam our azadari
our spiritual dignity
our blessings our grace
you do what you have
to do we give space
every land is karbala
every day is ashura
a noteworthy phrase

insan ko bedar hone do
har kaum pukaregi
hamare hain hussain
a foundation a message
our ancestry trace
moharam keeps it alive
from one generation to
the next a heritage
we cannot misplace

The Past Present Future of Our Indomitable Shia Race

True Love For Hussain

Documenting Shiasm at Kurla

Depicting Bibi Sakinas Tragedy and Pain

20000 Views on my pictures today at Flickr

This is My 162010 Photo Blog at Flickr.com

With the Boy Who Shot My Pictures

The Healing Touch of the JUST Guys

The Healing Touch of the JUST Guys

The Healing Touch of the JUST Guys

The Bleeding Blogger of Mumbai

I Could See Nothing .. Just Darkness Without Pain

My Camera My Lens Was Covered With Blood ,, And He Shot Me

I Am Grateful To The Guy Who Shot My Pictures With My Camera

These are Guys From JUST Taking Care Of Me .. God Bless Them

Aye hussain ibne ali teri shahadat ko salam

Poets Are Born Dreamers of Pain

Dance Of Death Tandav On The Soul of Shimr

The Barefeet Blogger of Mumbai

We Write The Poetry of Pain With Our Blood

Hum Naya Sal Manate hain Tere Matam se

Hum Naya Sal Manate hain Tere Matam se, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 155,000 items / 1,217,850 views

Apni Taqdeer Jagate hain Tere Matam se
Khoon ki Rah Bichate hain Tere Matam se
Apne Izhare Aqidat ka Salika yeh hai
Hum Naya Sal Manate hain Tere Matam se

Pappu Bhai's Kurla Juloos 2011

Pappu Bhai's Kurla Juloos 2011, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 161,986 items / 1,278,154 views

Pappu Bhai is a very dear friend who organizes this juloos at Kurla and this is a huge juloos with 17 Zuljanas taboots alams and ajumans from almost every corner of Mumbai.

Women children men throng to this awesome juloos , Pappu Bhai cut his head with two daggers simultaneously , and his son Zahoor cut his head too, children adults all took to the kama matam.

Before the head cutting was a majlis , Mamdi with his son and helpers had decorated the17 zuljanas, Munna Bhai from Imamwada came with his contingent of Bibi Sakinas little girls manacled to chains dressed in green..with candles and alams in their little hands.

However the most unusual was the rhythmic zanjir matam , hitting the backs and the chest by an Azamgarh Anjuman Jaffariya.


Because my camera was covered in blood it was tough shooting all this but I managed I was barefeet..

I am placing the 10 Safar Moghul ma…

Grandfather Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 Year

Grandfather Shot By Marziya Shakir 3 Year, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 161,985 items / 1,278,123 views

I have just entered my house , face cleaned head bandaged , I had gone to shoot my dear friend Pappu Bhais Kurla Juloos 2011 , this is one juloos I try not to miss if I am in Mumbai , as this was the juloos I shot with my American friend mentor Dr Glenn Losack MD .. and the Shias cant forget this kindly American man , who shot our Shia angst, our pain that we call Ghame Hussain.

I saw the guys cutting their heads Kamazani this evening and with my camera round my neck I grabbed a long dagger leaping into the air I did Tandav on the Soul of Shimr my dance of Death..

My bleeding would not stop, but the JUST guys did a great job, cleaning it with rose water , and doing the needful..

I came home and Marziiya said Dada you have done Kama and shot this picture ,, Marziya is 3 year old the worlds youngest street photographer who shoots like a professional on the Nikon D …

We Keep The Black Page Of Islam Alive Through Ghame Hussain

The Blades of Wrath ...Yes We Bleed We Curse Yazeed