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This One Is For My Best Friend Benn Bell

This One Is For My Best Friend Benn Bell, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Benn is a great shop window photographer I learnt a few tricks from him at Buzznet...

Bulimic Balistic Bitch

Bulimic Balistic Bitch, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 167,658 items / 1,310,274 views

she hates men
you cant blame her
philharmonic pitch
lady of loneliness
her megalomaniac
misleading mind
fucked fissures
doomed ditch
7 years itch
hell raising
hedonistic
one hell of
a bitch
bulimic
ballistic
eyes that twitch
gaudiness is
also godliness
one hell of a glitch
karmic kitsch
my poetry
my passion
my pangs
my angst
my ass
bewitched
sartorial
serendipity
clothes
i stitch
poor mans tailor
who wont
ever be rich
from the soul
of humanity
wont unhitch
the red light
cages of peela
house my own niche


ps
my holistic
bejeweled hand
that blesses hijra tits
minus twat or slits

The Barefeet Blogger of Mumbai

My Barefeet Bring Me Home

Shias Going Back Home After Chehlum Azadari

Yeh Sali Zindagi Ek Photo Blog Hai

JUST JAFRI UNITED SOCIAL TROOP HOLISTIC HEALERS OF DONGRI

Taboots Rehmatabad Shia Cemetery 2011

Taboots Rehmatabad Shia Cemetery 2011, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 167,646 items / 1,310,229 views

A few more images and the Rehmatabad Shiaa cemetery Chehlum documentary comes to an end , I took a cab back home to Bandra.

I had shot two Chehlums this year one in Hussain Tekri Jaora and the other here in Mumbai.

Taboots are the replicas of coffins of those who were Martyred in the Battle of Karbala

Ae Malik Tere Bandhe Hum

Ae Malik Tere Bandhe Hum, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957). Sung by Lata Mangeshkar, to the music composed by Vasant Deasi. The lyrics are by Bharat Vyas.


ae maalik tere bande hum
aise ho humare karam
nekee par chale, aur badee se taley,
takey huste huey nikley dum

ye andheraa ghanaa chhaa rahaa,
tera insaan ghabara rahaa
ho rahaa bekhabar, kuch na aata najar,
sukh ka sooraj chupa ja rahaa
hai teri roshni mein jo dum
to amawas ko kar de poonam

bada kamjor hain aadmi,
abhi laakhon hain is mein kamee
par tu jo khadaa, hai dayalu bada,
teri kirpa se dharti thami
diya tune humey jab janam
too hee zelegaa hum sab ke ghum

jab julmon ka ho saamnaa,
tab tu hi humey thaamnaa
voh burai karey, hum bhalai bharey,
nahi badley ki ho kaamnaa
badh uthey pyaar ka har kadam
aur mitey bair ka ye bharam

Muslim Beggars The Lord God Forgot

Muslim Beggars The Lord God Forgot, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 167,638 items / 1,310,215 views


captured
in the net of misery
on a chehlum night
humid and hot
i shot their
insecurity
poor plight
their poor lot
as they live grovel
as they rot a few coins
that come to naught
on the soul of hope
humanity
a human blot
is it a conspiracy
a worldly plot
doomed denizens
the lord god forgot
an empty stomach
braving hunger
from an empty pot
the mullah potbellied
well fed from a distance
throws a few coins
gives a nod
the beggar walking
on the bleeding edge
of a sword
muttering
wildly haphazardly
where are you god

JUST JAFRI UNITED SOCIAL TROOP DONGRI .. HOLISTIC HEALERS

From Lucknow To Mumbai A Very Long Journey -My Parents Graves Rehmatabad Shia Cemetery Mumbai

From Lucknow To Mumbai A Very Long Journey -My Parents Graves Rehmatabad Shia Cemetery Mumbai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. My parents Late Mohomed Shakir and Mrs Shamim Shakir of 3 Mohini Mansions Stand Cinema Colaba Mumbai 5.

Zuljana and Mamdi of Mumbai

Ya Ali Madad

Ya Ali Madad, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 167,582 items / 1,309,996 views


Khutbat-ul-Bian



Imam Alia.s. said, ‘you will find Divine secrets about us, in my sermon of ‘Bian’,

which no one would be able to comprehend except the truly guided scholars.

It is also recommended to first read and understand ‘Hadith-e-Tariq’1 prior to

refereing to khutaba-tul-Bian.



'Imam Alía.s. delivered the following Sermon:

I am the ‘one’ who has the keys of the ‘unknown’ and no one else has access

to these treasures except and foremost Mohammedsaww and then myself

(through him). I possess knowledge about everything, I am the ‘one’ about

whom Rasool Allahsaww has said, ‘I am the city of knowledge and Alia.s. is its

gateway’. I am ‘Zulkarnain’2 who’s virtues are revealed in the Divine Books, I

am that ‘Hajar Mukarram’3 from where 12 springs will emerge, I am the holder

of ‘Sulayman’s Ring’4, I am the ‘one’ who appraises the deeds of masses, I

am ‘Lohay-Mahfooz’5, I am ‘Jumb-Allah’, and ‘Qalab-…

A Brother Cries For A Brotherr In Pain

A Brother Cries For A Brotherr In Pain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 167,574 items / 1,309,979 views

both blood related
lovers of hussain
to a mother both
enchained
a moment
in timelessness
a thought
blood stained
without love of
ahle baayt
Paradise
cant be attained

The Mobile Camera Phone The Greatest Curse on Photography

92 More Files Will Bring This Series To An End Chehlum Rehmatabad Shia Cemetery 2011

The Unique Sword Matam of Habib Nasser Shia Maulaiee Chehlum Rehmatabad Shia Cemetery 2011

The Unique Sword Matam of Habib Nasser Shia Maulaiee Chehlum Rehmatabad Shia Cemetery 2011

Zuljana ذو الجناح‎)

Zuljana ذو الجناح‎), originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 167,537 items / 1,309,795 views

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dhuljanah (Arabic: ذو الجناح‎) was the horse of Husayn ibn Ali. The original name of Zuljanah was Murtajiz and the reason for it being named that way was because of its sound of neighing being sweet, furious and high making it different from other horses. It was purchased by the Prophet Muhammad from an Arab called Haris. It features prominently in the traditional narrating of the story of the Battle of Karbala and it is thought to have been a White Stallion.

Legend of Zuljanah

According to the legend, when Husayn ibn Ali was a mere child and learning to crawl, he used to go to the stable of Zuljanah and look at it. Once the Prophet of Islam said that his grand son was curiously looking at the horse as if some mysterious conversation was taking place, so the Prophet asked the child if he wished to ride the horse and on being answered the Prophet …

The Barefeet Blogger and Zuljana

Talwarzani Mumbai Chehlum 2011 Rehmatabad Shia Cemetery

Karbala Is A Bleeding Wound On The Soul of Humanity

A Blog Speaks Out Of Turn

A Blog Speaks Out Of Turn, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 167,461 items / 1,309,680 views

So far I have posted 700 images in this series of Chehlum at Rehmatabad Shia cemetery, I was rationing my shots as blood had seeped into my camera and three batteries I had exhausted , I shot over 700 images all the cemetery in a three hours , at the most..and I know when to stop.

Shooting pictures is like poetry bringing the poem to an end is more difficult than beginning it, and I am a barefeet poet photographer of Mumbai.

My MTNL Broadband net connection has suddenly gone slow erratic but the MTNL linesmen and the heads take care of my problems so I am not grumbling as I did earlier ...

A lot of people think I am always on the net I am not , but my batch uploads continue even when I am away from my comp... I have no bad vices unless you consider blogging as one.

I dont smoke drink do drugs or sell my pictures.

I show you my world my backyard where not just angels but photo …

Blood Is The Heritage of Shia Pain ..A Single Chant Ya Hussain

A Blog of Peace Hope and Humanity Not Just A Shia Blog

A Blog of Peace Hope and Humanity Not Just A Shia Blog, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 167,445 items / 1,309,646 views


Shia angst defines the heritage of Shia pain known as Ghame Hussain nurtured kept alive since 1400 years, had we not shed our blood an expression of our intense love for Imam Hussain , just think this episode would have been conveniently forgotten by those in power , every effort was made by every Caliph to underplay the Tragedy of Karbala for the greater good of the lust for power and personal vested interest.


And today Cairo Tunisia Yemen show you that power is nothing but tyranny on the soul of the Humanity and this includes all the feudal lords of the Middle East including Saudi Arabia

The winds of change are blowing violently and the sands of time demand the rights of man that no depot can ever stop...



And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. R…

My Net Is Slow And There Are 400 Images To Post In This Series

Shooting The Soul of Shiasm and Ghame Hussain in a Tear Drop of A Photo Blog

Shooting The Soul of Shiasm and Ghame Hussain in a Tear Drop of A Photo Blog, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 167,386 items / 1,309,346 views


This is one of the most intense series I have shot this Moharam, my tryst this year with Ghame Hussain began on 7 Moharam at Chennai and continued till Ashura .

Than I came back to Mumbai and shot the Kurla juloos of Pappu Bhai, the Mehfil Julooos , Guru Nanak Park Juloos Bandra East Juloos , 20 Safar juloos Dongri, and than Chehlum in Hussain Tekri Jaora the next day on my return from Husssain Tekri Jaora I shot the Mumbai Chehlum in one single day in two parts , one the Chehlum road procession from Moghul Masjid Iranian Mosque till the doors of Rehmatabad Shia cemetery.

The second more graphic and bloody segment within the walls of Rehmatabad Shia cemetery , this is about a 1000 images or so, I dont work or re size my pictures posting them as I shot them in a war zone like situation, I was barefeet with a wound on my head , I…

Shooting The Soul of Shiasm and Ghame Hussain in a Tear Drop of A Photo Blog

Shooting The Soul of Shiasm and Ghame Hussain in a Tear Drop of A Photo Blog, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 167,385 items / 1,309,324 views

This is one of the most intense series I have shot this Moharam, my tryst this year with Ghame Hussain began on 7 Moharam at Chennai and continued till Ashura .

Than I came back to Mumbai and shot the Kurla juloos of Pappu Bhai, the Mehfil Julooos , Guru Nanak Park Juloos Bandra East Juloos , 20 Safar juloos Dongri, and than Chehlum in Hussain Tekri Jaora the next day on my return from Husssain Tekri Jaora I shot the Mumbai Chehlum in one single day in two parts , one the Chehlum road procession from Moghul Masjid Iranian Mosque till the doors of Rehmatabad Shia cemetery.

The second more graphic and bloody segment within the walls of Rehmatabad Shia cemetery , this is about a 1000 images or so, i dont work or resize my pictures posting them as I shot them in a war zone like situation, I was barefeet with a wound on my head , I …

Baqar Nasser And The Blades of Wrath

Shia Children Are A Breed Apart

Shia Children Are A Breed Apart, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 167,384 items / 1,309,316 views


your children
their heritage
is what you impart
swords in their hands
bleeding heads
bleeding backs
hussain in their hearts
leading from the front
when the kama zanjir
talwar matam starts
brave warriors of zehra
no yazid will ever thwart
spiritually wise and smart
a ray of a diamond
hidden in quartz