Sunday, February 6, 2011

This One Is For My Best Friend Benn Bell

Benn is a great shop window photographer I learnt a few tricks from him at Buzznet...

Bulimic Balistic Bitch

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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-Allah’6. I am the ‘one’

who has control over people’s views and beliefs and they will all return to us7

and we are entrusted with the authority to evalutate their deeds, I am the

‘one’ about whom Rasool Allahsaww said, ‘O! Ali your conduct is the ‘Sirat-e-

Mustaqeem’8 and your judgement is, in fact, the verdict of thy Lordswt’. I have

the Divine Knowledge about the past and the future. I am the (companion of)

‘First Adam’ and I am the (helper of) ‘first Nuh’9.



I am the reliever of ‘Ibrahim Khaleela.s.’-when he was thrown into the

pool of fire, I am the proof of Divine mysteries, I am the rescuer and

redeemer of a ‘momin’10, I create the means (of sustenance), I form

clouds (in the skies), grow leaves on the trees and bless them with the

fruits and make springs to gush out of the earth’s crust. I laid down the

earth and raised up the skies, I separate truth from falsehood, I will

send people towards heaven and hellfire, I deliver the meanings of

Heavenly scripts, I was created ‘Masoom’11 by Allahswt, I am the

treasurer of Divine knowledge, I am Allahswt‘s ‘Hujjat’12 on His

creatures, both in the skies and on the earth, I represent His integrity

and justice, I am the ‘Dabatul Arz’13, I will blow the first ‘Surr’’14 on the

Final Day of Judgement, I am ‘Rarifa’15, I am Allahswt’s that ‘Symbol’

which will be shown on the day of Resurrection, I am the ‘one’, from

whom nothing is concealed that may be on the face of the earth or

residing in the gardens of heaven, I am that ‘moment in time’ of Allahswt

(which will appear on the Day of Judgement) who’s denier will deserve

the punishment of hellfire, I am that ‘Divine Book’ of Allahswt which has

no ambiguity, I am those names of Allahswt, which should be recited

during all prayers. I am the Divine Light from which Mosesa.s. benefited

and succeeded, I am the ‘one’ who would bring down high risers with

tremor (on the day of judgement) and I will comfort ‘Momaneen’ as

they emerge out of their graves.

I am the ‘one’ who has one thousand books of Divine Prophetsa.s., I

speak all languages of the world, I am the companion and deliverer of

Nuha.s., I console Ayuba.s. when he was suffering and I cured his illness,

I comforted Younisa.s. and showed him the way out (of the fish’s jaws), I

am the holder of that ‘Whistle’ which will destroy everything (on the final day of judgement) and I will, subsequently, bring back to life all

people, and I will look after the affairs of the ‘Final day’. I have raised

the ‘seven skies’ with the powers and commandments, entrusted to me

by my Lordswt. I am very kind and extend pardon (upon repentance)

but my wrath is certainly the wrath of Allahswt. I am the ‘one’ who was

praised by ‘Ibrahim Khaleela.s.’ after being saved (from the burning fire),

I am the ‘wonder16’ of Mosesa.s. which will punish all sinners (by

grabbing them from their necks), I am the ‘one’, who when looked at

the skies, did not find anyone who could challenge me. I am the ‘one’

who counts His creatures, even though they are numerous, and make

sure they return back to their Lordswt. I am the trustee who protects

Divine commands. I do not treat anyone with unkindness, as I am the

Divine sustainer ‘Wali Allah’. His commands have been entrusted

upon me and I have been made ruler over masses by my Lordswt. I am

the ‘one’ who called the Moon and the Sun and they moved forward in

my obedience. I am the ‘one’ who called upon ‘seven skies’ and they

bow down on my instructions and stabilised in perfect posture. I am

the ‘one’ who nominated all Prophetsa.s., created all worlds and laid

down the earth. I am aware of all those affairs which have been made

‘ compulsory (by my Lordswt). I am the ‘Amr17’ of Allahswt and the ‘Spirit’

of Allahswt, as Allahswt says (in Quran), ‘they ask you (O! Prophet) about

the ‘Spirit’, you tell them that ‘Spirit’ is from Allahswt’s ‘Amr’18. I am the

‘one’ about whom Allahswt has said to His Prophetsaww, ‘Two of you will

send each and every malicious non-believer to the hellfire’. I am the

‘one’ who brought into existence everything, with the blessings of my

Lord, after they were composed. I am the ‘one’ who anchored the

mountains and spread the layers of earth, I am the ‘one’ who makes

spring water flow, bring crops to yield grains, enable trees to grow and

bless them with fruits. I am the ‘one’ who predicts the sustenance

required by the ‘living species’ and bring down the rain, make clouds to

produce thunder and flash lightening. I am the ‘one’ who gave golden rays to the Sun and enabled it to rise in the morning and created stars

in the sky. I stabilise the boats in the deep oceans, I will bring the final

day of judgement. I am the ‘one’ who has no sign of decay and cannot

be eradicated. I am fully aware of the instant and place of creation of

each and everything, the fears which, pass through the minds, the

affairs of intermittent eyes and all that which are hidden in the hearts. I

am the ‘Salat’, ‘Zakat’, ‘Hajj’ and ‘Jihad’ of a true believer. I am the

‘one’ who has been nominated by Allahswt to blow the final ‘whistle’, I

am the manager and owner of all affairs from the beginning to the end,

I was the ‘first’, being created from the Divine ‘Noor’, I am the ‘one’

who creates bright stars and takes away accumulated wealth19. I have

control over earthquakes and colossal tremors; I am the bearer of

galaxies20 and destroy matter (which you see as burning stars). I

understand the reasons of ‘manaya and Balaya’21 and distinguish

between the ‘just and unjust’. I am the holder of eloquent columns of

heaves, which could never be replicated by the cities (you build), and I

will be distributing its bounties (to the deserving ones). I annihilate the

arrogant and malicious with ‘Zulfiqar’22. I am the ‘one’ who boarded

Nuha.s. on to the rescue boat and saved and consoled Ibrahima.s. from

the ravaging flames, ignited by Namrudl.a.. I was the saviour of Yousifa.s.

in the time of his impoverished grief and pulled him out of the deep

well. I am the master and mentor of Mosesa.s and Khizara.s.. I am the

treasurer of the heavens and the worlds underneath the skies. I create

the features of babies in the wombs of their mothers, I give eyesight to

those who are born blind and heal the incurable. I am aware of all that

is kept in the minds and hearts and all that which is consumed and

stored in the houses. I am that ‘Ba-auza’23 which Allahswt has referred

to in the Quran. I am the ‘one’ who was nominated by Allahswt at the

time when all creatures were surrounded by the darkness and invited

them to find salvation, under my guidance, but they disregarded their Lordswt’s commands, after coming into existence (gaining endurance).



Allahswt has described this, ‘when he was sent to them they did not

recognise him and became non-believers’. I am the ‘one’ who puts,

with Divine blessings, the layers of flesh on the bones and I will, with

my pious off-springs (Masooma.s.), carry Divine domain and ‘Liway-al-

Hamd’24

I know the hidden meanings of Quran and I am the master of

previously revealed Books. I know the true interpretation of the Quran

and I am the ‘Wajah’25 of Allahswt in the skies and on the earth. For

this, Allahswt says, ‘ Everything will be destroyed except the ‘Wajah’ of

Allahswt’26, I am the ‘one’ who will cause extinction to all evil powers. I

am that gateway of Allahswt for which Allahswt says, ‘those who have

denied My Signs and became arrogant (will be punished)- neither

doors of skies will be opened for them nor will they be allowed to enter

into the gardens of paradise, (even if they struggle)- like a camel who

can never manage to go through the eye of a needle - and that’s how

We punish the criminals’27. I am the ‘one’ who is obeyed by Jibraeela.s.

and Michaeela.s. and I am the ‘one’ who has appointed both Jibraeela.s.

and Michaeela.s. to manage spring-water which follows from the

gardens of paradise. I am the ‘one’ who rotates duties of angles on

the earth and know all people by their clan and to whom they follow. I

am the ‘one’ for whom the Sun was retrieved back twice. I am the

‘one’ for whom Allahswt has specifically appointed Jibraeela.s. and

Michaeela.s. to abide by my instructions. I am ‘one’ of the most liked

names of Allahswt, which is above all and the most elevated. I am the

‘one’ who appeared at the mountain of ‘Toor’28, I am the Divine

display29 of Allahswt. I am the gate of ‘Mahmoor’30. I am ‘Hars-o- Nasal’31,



I am the ‘one’ who’s obedience has been made compulsory,

by Allahswt, on every soul and breathing species.

I will resurrect all, starting from the ‘first’ to the ‘last ones’ (ever

existed). I eliminate cruel murderers with my sword ‘Zulfiqar’ and burn

away their essence of life with the wrath of Divine fire. I am the ‘one’

to whom Allahswt has given full discretion over all religious affairs and I

will take revenge from the cruel offenders. I am the ‘one’ for whom all

nations were asked to submit, but whoever refused and offended the

Divine obligation, was annihilated. I am the ‘one’ who will remove

hypocrites from Rasool Allahsaww ‘s fountain of ‘Al-Kausar’. I am that

gateway of Allahswt which, has been opened for people; whoever enters

into it will be saved but whoever turns away from it, would be

pronounced as a non-believer. I am the ‘one’ who holds the keys to

the paradise as well as hellfire, I am the ‘one’ who declared war

against those oppressors who tried to extinguish the ‘Divine light’ and

stood in the way of His messengeras. Thus Allahswt eradicated their

schemes (through me) and saved His Messenger and perfectly

established His commandments. Allahswt blessed His messenger with

the Spring of ‘Kausar’ and awarded me with ‘the eternal life’32. I came

to the earth to console Prophet Mohammedsaww. Thus, Allahswt blessed

some (His love ones) with my recognition, whereas deprived others

(His enemies) to acknowledge my attributes. I am standing in the

skies where only souls are able to travel and I am the only ‘one’ who is

able to breath there. I have the Divine knowledge but I opt to remain

silent whereas Mohammedsaww preaches the religious message. I am

the holder of ‘Quran–al-Aula’33. I saved Mossesa.s. from the deep

waters and made ‘Pharaoh’ to drown. I was holder of the wrath of

Allahswt which, was sent to the nation of Mosesa.s.. I am the most

knowledgeable person and understand the communication of birds and

animals. I am the Symbol of Allahswt, Commands of Allahswt and treasurer of Allahswt34. I bring beings back to life and I take them to the

valley of death, and again life stems from my commands.



I provide sustenance and I listen to the calls of all creatures. I am aware of all

and everything is under my observation. I am the ‘one’ who visits the

seven skies and the earth in an instant. I am the ‘first and the final’

word of Allahswt. I am the ‘Zulqarnan’, Rasool Allahsaww depicted me as

‘Zulqarnain’ of his nation. I am the master of that camel which was

sent to Prophet Saleha.s.. I am the ‘one’ who will blow the Divine

whistle on the day, which will be diabolical for the non-believers and

there will not be any moment of relief. I am the ‘Ism-e-Azam’35 which,

is ‘Kaf-ha-ya-ain-suad’36. I am the ‘one’ who conversed from the

cradle of Jesusa.s.. I am the ‘one’ who spoke with honest Yousifa.s. while

he was very young, I am inimitable and there is no one to bear

resemblance to me. I am the severe wrath of Allahswt (for His

enemies). I will remain until the end and will be glorified by my Lordswt

and assemble everyone and bring about the final day of judgement. I

am one of those branches of ‘Olive’, for which Allahswt Says by the

Figtree and the Olive.37

I am one of the Divine Torches of Prophecy and I reveal matters (and

show signs) where and when I wish. I am the ‘one’ who observes the

deeds of masses. There is nothing in the skies nor on the earth, which

is hidden from me, I am the light of guidance and the candleholder in

which the ‘Noor’ of Prophet Mohammedsaww is placed. I am the ‘one’

who should be acknowledged (by a believer), without accepting my

Divine authority; the deeds of worshipers are worthless. I hold the

keys to all miracles and unusual signs that appear, either in the skies

or on the earth. I bring about the Divine Justice and I am aware of all

the turmoil and disasters, which strike from time to time. I know the

population of the ants and know their burden and listen to their sighs, I

know the count and heaviness of mountains, and know the droplets of rain showers. I am that ‘Aiat-ul-Kubra’38 which was shown to Pharaoh

when he was among the wrong doers. I am the ‘one’ who turned

towards the ‘two Kabah’ and will twice resurrect all beings. I am the

‘one’ who reveals various commandments, in any form, I choose. I am

the ‘one’ who sprinkled dust on the faces of non-believers, . I am the

‘one’ who’s Divine authority was denied by thousands of nations in the

past and in lieu to this, they were struck by my Lord’s wrath. I am the

‘one’ who was praised, even before the existence of time and I will

appear again near the final day of judgement. I am the ‘one’ who

destroyed the mighty Pharaoh and his kingdom, and punish the last

ones ‘Jibt O Taghoot’39, burn alive ‘Yauq, Yakhus and Nasr’40 since

they are responsible for misguiding numerous nations. I communicate

in many languages and can offer verdict in over seventy forms. I am

the Divine interpreter of the Quran and I am aware of all that would be

needed by the followers (of Quran). I witness all that occurs during the

day and night and all that will occur until the final day of judgement. I

am the ‘one’ who enjoys ‘seventy-two’ names of Allahswt. I observe

deeds of all species, being spread from the East to the West41 and

there is nothing hidden from me which belongs to them. I am the

‘Kabah, Bait-ul-Haram and bait-ul-Tayaq’42, for which Allahswt says,

‘worship the ‘Rab’43 of these houses’. I am the ‘one’ who would be

made custodian, instantly, by the Lord, of the East and the West. I am

the Mohammed Mustafasaww and I am the Ali Murtazaa.s., just as

Mohammedsaww has said, ‘Alia.s. is from me’. I am the praiseworthy of

‘Ruh-ul-Quds’44, I am the ‘one’ who cannot be represented by a name

or resembled with any entity. I bring to life all species the way I like

and I am the ‘bab-e-Hattah’ for those who wish to succeed (in the day

after). There is no one but the greatest and the most eloquent Lordswt,

may Allahswt‘s peace be upon Mohammedsaww and his progeny and all praise is for Allahswt Who provides means of subsistence to all the

inhabitants of the Worlds.

sourced from net

A Brother Cries For A Brotherr In Pain

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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)

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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 Muhammad ordered the horse to be mounted and when Husayn ibn Ali approached the horse it amazingly lowered itself to the ground allowing the child to mount him.
[edit] The Role of Zuljanah in the Battle of Karbala

In the battle of Karbala, Husayn ibn Ali used the horse and went to the battlefield. According to a collection of Hadith, Zuljanah on its own killed 60 enemies of Husayn ibn Ali in the Battle of Karbala.

It is also believed that Zuljanah wept in sorrow of Husayn ibn Ali's martyrdom, weeping a single tear.

After the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, Zuljanah went to the camps of Zaynab bint Ali and then went to the Euphrates river never to be found again.
[edit] Present day remembrance of Zuljanah

The practice of taking out the replica of Zuljanah is still prevalent in processions during Muharram. Muslims in countries like Pakistan, Iran, India, Bahrain and Iraq decorate a replica of Zuljanah and take it along with them in an Azadari procession. This replica reminds them of the real Zuljanah and people often feed the replica with their own hands.

Zuljanah is a revered horse by most Muslims as it is believed that the Prophet Mohammad used to ride it as well.

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

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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 journalists fear to tread.

Mostly at the cost of my life I slip on the floor under the legs of the sword matamdar and shoot directly into his eyes.. this is my euphoric high.

Shooting Moharam is a passion as a photographer as a poet and as a human being....my being a Shia is the cosmic inheritance of my Birth.

I chose my religiosity in my mothers womb...in a way I chose my mother and father too...my forefathers on my dads side may have been Sunnis but I am proud to be a Shia.

My mothers side was poets related to the bloodline of Mir Anees.

We are Moghul Pathans

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

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

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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. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Shelley



Imam Hussain was no ordinary person , he was son of Imam Ali and the grandson of the Holy Prophet , he was murdered in cold blood, his family dispossessed , the genocide the ensuing shame the atrocities we bring to the fore as a passion play of our intense emotions , the Christians do it to with Good Friday and d the 14 Stations of the Cross

When the rabid demented segment in the Islamic community wants to make a point, he drops bombs on innocent folks, kills and massacres , the entire Islamic society maintains a stony eunuch silence , it is only when the Shia cuts his own body , that pseudo sanctimonious Islamic society hurls abuse calls us heretics ,I am not a Islamic scholar or a preacher, I as a photo blogger who shoots all religiosity gender shoots all this to show you the arena of the Shia world during Moharam in India.

I cannot afford to go to Iraq Iran or Damascus , and honestly I have no desire or envy , if I did get the opportunity I would gladly give the passage amount and the ticket to the poorest of the poor Shia to make this once in a life time pilgrimage.

I am happy re discovering Karbala in India for me this is more important and though my work comes in the way, I have shot Moharam in most of the important cities of my beloved country.

And I a not bound by editorial constrains , once Moharam gets over I will remove my black clothes momentarily wear saffron , as a Hindu Shia shoot the Sufi Urus , Hindu feasts and festivals including the beggars the under privileged the hijras and the scums of humanity.

This morning I went to St Peter Cemetery Bandra to shoot the grave of a dear friend Fr Tort a Jesuit who although from Spain had made India his home and spread the message of Peace and Brotherhood the core ingredient of this blog.

I could not make it to Fr Torts funeral unfortunately.

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

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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 had done my kama zani at Hussain Tekri Jaora with the Kashmiri Shia my Kama zani which I interpret as a Dance of Death Tandav on the Soul of Shimr.

The last part of Rehmatabad is Habib Nassers sword matam the most grievous and mind blowing.

After Chehlum in Mumbai 2011 I shot the Mira Road juloos and the 28 Safar Anjuman e Asghariya Shabbedari which I have to yet upload to Flickr.

On hold are pictures of my barefeet trek of Chabbuk Sharif Hussain Tekri Jaora.

Now Moharam will finally end on Athvi I dont know where I will shoot I have already shot Malad Malvani Athvi and Govandi Athvi in Mumbai over the years.

So I leave it to Princess Zehra I will get a hint from her where to go or where to shoot.

Lucknow I have distanced myself completely the city of my birth, so Athvi there is totally out of the question.. maybe the Kala Tazia of Delhi... I dont know.

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

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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 had done my kama zani at Hussain Tekri Jaora with the Kashmiri Shia my Kama zani which I interprest as a Dance of Death Tandav on the Soul of Shimr.

The last part of Rehmatabad is Habib Nassers sword matam the most grievous and mind blowing.

After Chehlum in Mumbai 2011 I shot the Mira Road juloos and the 28 Safar Anhjuman e Asghariya Shabbedari which I have to yet upload to Flickr.

On hold are pictures of my barefeet trek of Chabbuk Sharif Hussain Tekri Jaora.

Now Moharam will finally end on Athvi I dont know where I will shoot I have already shot Malad Malvani Athvi and Govandi Athvi in Mumbai over the years.

So I leave it to Princess Zehra I will get a hint from her where to go or where to shoot.

Lucknow I have distanced myself completely the city of my birth, so Athvi there is totally out of the question.. maybe the Kala Tazia of Delhi... I dont know.

Baqar Nasser And The Blades of Wrath

Shia Children Are A Breed Apart

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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

I Shut my Facebook Account ,, Targeted Shia Harassment

27 May 2018 As a Shia I am targeted even  by  Sufis Sufism that  I promoted vigorously as a Malang .. I have renounced my Malang...