Friday, February 4, 2011

Hardcore Matam Rehmatabad Shia Cemetery Chehlum 2011

Hardcore Matam Rehmatabad Shia Cemetery Chehlum 2011

Hardcore Matam Rehmatabad Shia Cemetery Chehlum 2011

Maulana Abbas Irshad Does Kama Matam at Rehmatabad Shia Cemetery 2011

Sword Matam Habib Nasser Rehmatabad Shia Cemetery Chehlum 2011

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DUNYA WALO DEIKH LO YEH MOJZA ZANJEER KA

HAM SAY KARWATA HAY MATAM GHAM SAKHI SHABIR KA

ASAR APNAY JISM PAY YEH IS LIYAY KARTA NAHIN

YEH DUA KA HAY ASAR MAZLOOM KI HAMSHEER KA.


This is my second segment of Chehlum Arbaee once the juloos from the streets reaches Rehmatabad Shia cemetery , this is a very small cemetery and gets unduly overcrowded with women children and men.

The events start with marsiyas and noha recital a short majlis by Maulana Irshad Abbas from Lucknow and after he takes a swipe t his head with the kama , the hardcore khooni matam begins , this area is nothing short of a war zone , and shooting this is highly risky, dangerous , but if you can shoot this as close as I have shot it you can shoot in a hail of bullets , and keep missing them , this is my honest and sincere appraisal having done kama matam here ast year and having shot the matam zani here for several years.

This is neither bravado nor boast, but I shoot from the scene of action , squeezing myself in the crowds , sometimes falling at the feet of the sword matamdar and shooting directly into his eyes.

Habib Nasser is a family friend in the mold of Ali Shah and Jalal Mamu , he takes inspiration from them , and his matam is the deadliest, after he opens up his back he further uses the flagellating blades non stop, the crowds have to forcibly stop him , his wounds are stitched at Habib Hospital Dongri.

He does sword matam at Amin Imambada on Ashura and at Rehmatabad Shia cemetery on Chehlum.

This is my new set on Chelum part 2 in Mumbai at Flickr.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkfV6eoGMzY

This Ends The Chehlum Arbaeen Juloos Series On the Streets

Nava Sadat Zanjir Matam Outside Rehmatabad Shia Cemetery

Nava Sadat Zanjir Matam Outside Rehmatabad Shia Cemetery

Nava Sadat Zanjir Matam Outside Rehmatabad Shia Cemetery

Nava Sadat Zanjir Matam Outside Rehmatabad Shia Cemetery

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Just outside the Rehmatabad Shia cemetery the Syeds of Nava Sadat Shias of Uttar Pradesh settled in Mumbai scourge their backs with intense ferocity , it lasts for 20 minutes but is a mind blowing moment this has to be seen to be believed.

The Shia Matamdars of Mumbai Chehlum 2011

Our Clothes Reflect The Sadness Sorow of Our Spiritual State

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Another 60 pictures and I take you within the walls of Rehmatabad Shia cemetery to show you a moment of sheer pain and sorrow that encapsulates Chhelum Arbaeen 40 day Martyrdom of Imam Hussain grandson of the Holy Messenger of Islam.

The events within begin with marsiya recital a majlis ad before the majlis ends hardcore matam, zanjir kama and sword, a sight you will never see , the area in the cemetery is totally jam packed once you enter you can only leave at the end , shooting this is shooting a veritable war zone, one wrong move you lose your limbs or your eyes.


I had the toughest time shoting this with my raw wound on the head and barefeet and my soaring blood sugar level diabetic condition.

This is a very graphic set so use your discretion while viewing the images as they unfold , I have thus housed them in a separate set and this will end the Mumbai Chehlum series.

After this I shot the Mira Road Juloos and 28 SAfar at Zainabia.

So it is a dark series of ongoing pain Moharam and Shiasm.

In between I also shot a Pathan vendor from Kabul selling salajit an aphrodisiac at Bhendi Bazar street corner and this is an interesting street portrayal..he gave me a quarter kilo expensive salajit as gesture of friendship and good faith.. I have yet to taste it...it lies staring at me along with my other diabetic medicine...

Alam Abbas Mumbai Chehlum 2011

A SEA OF HUMANITY MUMBAI CHEHLUM 2011

One Healed Me The Other Shot My Pictures

Bleeding Tears On The Soul of My Blog

Holistic Healing Thy Name Is Hussain

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cutting
the head with a dagger
or cutting the back with a sword
bleeding uncontrollably deep gored
ghame hussain holding karbala
a spiritual umbilical cord
flagellating blades wounds
holistically healing get cured
hussain the dashboard
on the walls of humanity
hussainiyat the sign board
a message of peace hope
harmony the only award
shah ast hussain
badshah ast hussain
doors leading to the good lord
ashura karbala monitor mouse
ya hussain ya hussain the keyboard

The Bleeding Blog Of Mumbai

The Barefeet Bloggger of Mumbai Chehlum 2011

The Barefeet Bloggger of Mumbai Chehlum 2011

The Barefeet Bloggger of Mumbai Chehlum 2011

Baqar Nasser Top Spin Photographer

The Barefeet Blogger of Mumbai Bleeds Chehlum 2011

The Barefeet Blogger of Mumbai Bleeds Chehlum 2011

Look Deep Into His Eyes You Will See Hussain Ashura and Karbala

Hardcore Kama Matam Mumbai Shias Chehlum 2011

Gar Ap Hamara Gham Samjh Lete Toh Shayed Aj Ham Ek Hokar Rehte

ap humko kafir nahe kehte
lanaton ke har
ham ap ko na dete
hussainiyat ki chaaon main
ham sath me rehte
kabhi khushi kabhi gham
ham sath main sehte

Fear Fears The Fearless

Saqlain


Saqlain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

Saqlain


Saqlain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

Hardcore Kama Matam Mumbai Shias Chehlum 2011

Hardcore Kama Matam Mumbai Shias Chehlum 2011

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