Thursday, February 3, 2011

French Photographers At Chehlum Arbaeen Juloos 2011

Ghame Hussain Nahi To Kuch Bhi Nahi

Bagair Ahle Bayt Jannat Hasil Nahi Hoti

Parcham Abbas Ka Shia Ke Itihas Ka Humanity Ke Pyas Ka

Parcham Abbas Ka Shia Ke Itihas Ka Humanity Ke Pyas Ka

Qatal-e-Hussain (AS) Asal Mein Marg-e-Yazid Hai ISLAM Zinda Hota Hai Har KARBALA Ke

Quraan jisko tera hawaala nahi mila, Aankhe to mil gayi hai ujaala nahi mila, Farshe zamee'n pe bolnewale bahot mile, Nok-e-Sina pe bolnewala nahi mila.

Moharam in Mumbai Is An Experience of a Lifetime

Shia Ko Kafir Kehte Hain Khud Kanch Ke Gharon Main Rehte Hain

Man is An Island of Despair Even the Good Lord Could Not Repair

A Shroud That Calls Out Ya Hussain Aloud

Shia Kids of Mumbai Chehlum Arbaeen 2011

Shia Kids of Mumbai Chehlum Arbaeen 2011

Kama Matam Chehlum Arbaeen Juloos Mumbai 2011

Habib Nasser Kama Matam Chehlum Arbaeen Juloos Mumbai 2011

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Zikre Shabbir ko fatwaon se dabanay waley,
Kitny nadaan hain sooraj ko chupany waley,
Ghaib se aati hai sadaye Mehdi,
Zikry Shabbir ko hum hain bachany waley.

A Holy Testament of Faith Mutual Coexistence


SIR: Poseyal : KNIGHT of the DESPOSYNI
greetings: brother

strong photos and images as always, i may not tell you often but I am looking at them, peace be with you, my friendship, much love and much brotherhood your way, yours Anthony

Hussain Lights The Way

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This is for those smartass who send us New Year Greetings for Moharam...

Its true
with blood
our New Year of Pain
In the hallowed name
of Hussain we start
remembering him
year after year
for 1400 years
a journey we chart
our blood our sweat
our tears our heart
the shia from azadai
you cannot tear apart
our tradition our culture
our ethos ghame hussain
an eternal state of art
modern yazid fails to
outfox or outsmart
on the stage of humanity
we do our bit our part
our black clothes our alams
our taboots zuljana
hands beating our hearts
we wait animatedly
for yazidiyat to depart

your new year greetings
shit on the mound
of a garbage sweet heart

Chehlum Arbaeen Juloos Mumbai 2011 Imamwada

Chehlum Arbaeen at Moghul Masjid Iranian Mosque Mumbai 2011

French Photographer Shooting The Shia Baluchis of Mumbai

Har Kaum Pukaregi Hamare Hain Hussain

The Chehlum Arbaeen Juloos Mumbai Begins From Moghul Masjid Iranian Mosque

Shiasm is Faith Embedded in Symbolism of Peace and Humanity

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I am neither a religious scholar nor a Mullah ,I am an ordinary man with the gift of an eye that catches emotions captures faith through pictures , I dont promote or proselytize but I show you the Shia back yard of beliefs and unique culture bound to pain called Ghame Hussain within photo blogs .

As a street photographer as a poet I demystify time and space and it all depends whether you see my pictures as I saw them, murals on the wall of humanity.

I shoot common street scenes and here on Chehlum day I was accompanied by Ali Saddiqani from New York, he wanted to see Chehlum through my eyes now he can see it as visuals of my camera too.

I must reiterate again this Chehlum too I missed my American friend from Manhattan New York, Dr Glenn Losack MD .,,Glenn is fascinated with Shia culture and shoot pictures as real life paintings and this set is dedicated to him , he is my family my mentor and the erstwhile god father and Guru of the youngest street photographer in the world 3 year old Marziya Shakir my grand daughter.

Marziya shoots with the Nikon D 80 presented by Glenn .

She has shot the zanjir matam of the kids at the Gurru Nanak Park juloos this year.

Chehlum Juloos In Mumbai 2011 Dance of Death Tandav on the Soul of Shimr

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I continued my Dance of Death .. Tandav on the Soul of Shimr my personal metaphor of pain and form of expression as a Shia born and raised in India Hindustan, , and proud of the credentials of my Hindu culture , my roots and my Indian heritage.

I cut my head fiercely a day before at Hussain Tekri Jaora with the Kashmiri Shias I was told to get stitches I refused , my bleeding was uncontrollable because of my diabetes , but the JUST First aid guys did a good job, I owe them a lot , so here In Mumbai a wound that was raw I beat with the flat machete and let the bleeding afresh all over again in Mumbai on Chehlum day..

I participated in two Chehlums one in Hussain Tekri Jaora the other in my beloved Mumbai.

This is my much delayed new set at Fickr .com which I will divide in two segments the roadside Juloos with over 10 lac people and the hardcore Zanjir matam, hardcore kama matam, sword matam at Rehmatabd Shia cemetery.

The Rehmatabad coverage is nothing short of a war zone and puddles of blood all over.

There are pictures of Hussain Tekri Chabbuk Sharif I keep no hold to post the Mumbai Shia chronicles of pain collectively called Ghame Hussain.

Picture was shot by my dear friend Baqar Nasser Top Spinner of Bollywood

Arba'een (Arabic: اربعين, means "forty"), or Chehlum, as it is known by Urdu and Persian-speaking Muslims in Central Asia and south-east Asia, is a Shi'a Muslim religious observation that occurs 40 days after the Day of Ashura.

Chehlum Arbaeen
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Arba'een (Arabic: اربعين‎, means "forty"), or Chelom, is the one of the largest pilgrimage gatherings on earth in which over 10 million people go to the city of Karbala in Iraq.[1][2][3][4][5] As it is known by Persian-speaking and Urdu-speaking Muslims in Central and South Asia, Arba'een is a Shia Muslim religious observation that occurs 40 days after the Day of Ashura, it is observed all over the world. It commemorates the martyrdom of Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad which falls on the 20th day of the month of Safar. Husayn and 72 supporters died in the Battle of Karbala in the year 61 AH (680 CE), killed by Yazid's army. Chelom is also observed 40 days after the death of a family member or loved one. Forty days is the usual length of the time of mourning in many Islamic cultures.

The occasion reminds the faithful of the core message behind Husayn's martyrdom: establishing justice and fighting injustice, no matter what its incarnation—a message that strongly influenced subsequent Shi'a uprisings against the tyranny of Umayyad and Abbasid rule.

In the first Arba'een gathering in the year 62 AH, Jabir ibn Abdullah, a companion of the Prophet, was one of the people who performed a pilgrimage to the burial site of Husayn. Due to his infirmity and probable blindness, he was accompanied by Atiyya bin Saad. His visit coincided with that of the surviving female members of the Prophet's family and Husayn's son and heir Imam Zain-ul-Abideen, who had all been held captive in Damascus by Yazid I, the Umayyad Caliph. Imam Zain-ul-Abideen had been too ill to participate in the Battle of Karbala. He later devoted his life to Azadari and spreading the message of Imam Hussain's supreme sacrifice.

The city of Karbala in Iraq, the third holy place of Shia Islam, is the center of the proceedings where, in a show of humility, many crawl through the streets of the city while others fall on their hands and knees as they approach the Shrines of Husayn and his brother Abbas ibn Ali. Many pilgrims travel miles on foot to reach Karbala.

Observance of Arba'een in Karbala was banned for many years when Saddam Hussein, was president of Iraq. For nearly 30 years under Saddam's regime it was forbidden to mark Arbaeen publicly in Iraq. Following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the observance in April 2003 was broadcast worldwide.[6]

In 2008, approximately nine million religious observers converged on Karbala to commemorate Arba’een.[7] However, in 2009, the number of people visiting Karbala on Arba'een significantly increased. According to the official website of BBC News and Press TV (Iran), over ten million people had reached the city of Karbala one or two days before Arba'een. The number of pilgrims was expected to rise to 14 million during the next two days.[8][9]

End Of Chehlum Hardcore Matam Series Hussain Tekri Jaora

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With this I end the Hussain Tekri Chehlum hardcore matam and now what remains to be uploaded is my barefeet trek to Chabbuk Sharif Hussain Tekri..

So in all at Flickr my sets on Hussain Tekri Jaoa are as follows..

Chehlum in Hussain Tekri Jaora 2011

Kashmiri Shias at Hussain Tekri Jaora 2011

Hazri And Holistic Healing at Hussain Tekri Jaora 2011

Hardcore Matam Chehlum Hussain Tekri Jaora 2011

Ali Shah Mumbais Greatest Zanjir Zani Matamdar at Hussain Tekri Jaora

Navratri Khamkhya Temple Assam

Courtesy Jyoti A Deka Guwahati