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Mohomed Ali Aga Iran Zaboli And Me Indo-Iran Amity

Mohomed Ali Aga Iran Zaboli

The Shia Kids of Mumbai Athvi Malad Malwani 2011

The Shia Kids of Mumbai Demystified

The Shia Kids of Mumbai Demystified, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 169,900 items / 1,320,214 views

Before the Amary Athvi Juloos reaches the corner where the bloodletting zanjir matam and kama matam take place , little kids begin their scourging on the streets itself, and this is a euphoric , seamless without me glorifying the ritual of blood.

The kids I must reiterate are totally involved , the very young ones are with their parents or guardians but the older kids are out here on their own, there is no parental pressure or gudance as this ritual is part of the Shia ethos at all levels whether you are a rich or a Shia from the slums.. the blade cuts both ways.

Mind you in Juloos such as these or fir the matter any Shia Juloos there is hardly any media coverage..hardly any photographer . just a few stray guys doing video recording for private reasons.

The Shia organizers dont believe in media , they want the juloos to begin and end without any communal skirmishes …

Aj Hamara Imam Humse Juda Ho gaya

Aj Hamara Imam Humse Juda Ho gaya, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 169,816 items / 1,319,987 views


Fatima ke dil ka chain haq pe fida ho gaya.
sar shahe mazloom ka tan se juda hogaya

Aj Hamara Imam Humse Juda Ho gaya

Ya Hussain Alvida Ya Hussain Alvida

Ya Hussain Alvida Ya Hussain Alvida, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 169,814 items / 1,319,979 views

With heavy hearts, we take this opportunity to bid farewell to the Martyrs of Karbala as the Ayyam-e-Aza come to an end. We will have to wait for another year to witness and experience maajlis, matam, Ashura, Arbaeen, mourning, and azadari at this scale. As we remove the black cloth from the walls, we salute the Martyrs of Karbala and declare that we are with you, we are with you, surely we are against your enemies. We will endeavor to perform your Ziyarat, and will endeavor to shed tears in your remembrance every Thursday night. Furthermore, we will strive to apply the principles you stood for in our daily lives; the foremost of which is dedication and loyalty to the Imam of the Time (A).

Is Aasrey Pe Dil-e-Beqarar Zinda Hai

Is Aasrey Pe Dil-e-Beqarar Zinda Hai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Is Aasrey Pe Dil-e-Beqarar Zinda Hai

Koi Tou Ashqo'n Ka Umeedwar Zinda Hai

Gham-e-Hussain Ko Biddat Zara Sambhal K Kaho

Abhi Hussain Ka Ek Sogwaar Zinda hai

The Hindu Taking The Blessings Of Hussain

Eid E Zehra Is The Mother of All Eid

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after
two month
eight days
the shias
celebrate
9 rabilawal
eid e zehra
the mother
of all eid
decked in red
chewing pan
high speed
they soulfully
zestfully
curse
the kamina
lafanga yazid
his evil
lust for power
his evil misdeeds
along with him
they curse
three more
persons indeed
i am in mumbai
but nostalgically
remember
in lucknow
kazmain
they will burn
the effigy
of these serpent seeds
stoning them little
kids on the burning embers
with their little members
will have peed
a total stampede
mushairas
everywhere
cheek in mouth
poets in the lead
without profit or greed
in every street corner
in every shia house
nook and crannies
curses on yazid
women at home
dough will knead
to make mouth
watering gul gules
the neighbors
they will feed
a reminder
any pharaoh
or yazid
against the
popular will
of the people
can never succeed

tyrants of the middle east
wake up your time starts now
lightning speed pack up y…

Zuljana Athvi Amary Juloos Malad Malwani 2011

Athvi Amary Juloos Malad Malwani 2011

Malaika And Ghame Hussain

Malaika And Ghame Hussain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 169,692 items / 1,319,669 views

karbala ashura
two lamps in her eyes
our path to paradise
a love of hussain
no taqqaya
no disguise
he gave his head
but not his hand
he paid a price
to save
the pillars
of islam
on the soul
of humanity
a great sacrifice
hussain lives
yazid is dead
only his followers
their canard their lies
hands folded
their hopes
yet to reach
the skies
shiasm
its resurgence
its rise
now you know
why the shia bleeds
why the shia cries
with his faith
he does not
compromise
every yazid
he defies
through
the bleeding blades
his kamazani
his zanjir matam
sword matam
he replies
lanat
on the killers
of hussain
an act of terrorism
we all despise

Against The Wrath of The Peoples Will No Pharaoh Can Survive

Against The Wrath of The Peoples Will No Pharaoh Can Survive, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 169,687 items / 1,319,665 views

The Nation
will survive
dead for
30 years
now once
more alive
with the blood
of the martyred
once again revived

Egypt the land
of the River Nile
admirable
versatile
love without guile
dont ever
under estimate
the hope of
the people
rank and file
tyrants of
the middle east
your time has come
the will of
the people
by the people
for the people
you reviled
your pomp
your billions
your grandeur
will soon
crumble
home on a
garbage pile
says Time with a
smirk and smile
change your ways
your dictatorial
despotic style
be human
less hostile
ponder
think for
a while

Allah Ke Bandhe Bagair Hussain Bilkul Andhe

Zuljana Faith and Fidelity

Zuljana Faith and Fidelity

Zuljana Faith and Fidelity

Athvi Amary Juloos Malad Malwani 2011

Athvi Amary Juloos Malad Malwani 2011, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 169,575 items / 1,319,161 views

This is my new set at Flickr.com shot this evening at Malwani No 6 Malad.

Athvi brings to an end two month eight days of Shia mourning of Moharam.

Tomorrow the Shias will celebrate Eid E Zehra the Mother of all Eids..paying tribute to Princess Fatima Zehra the only daughter of the Holy Prophet mother of Imam Hassan and Hussain.

I have shot Athvi in Lucknow , and Mehmoodabad I have shot Athvi at Govandi but I find solace at Malad , so this was second year of shooting this event that begins with a caravan called Amary, a juloos with camels and several Zuljanas, taboots and the last day of mourning for the Shias.

This juloos at Malad has grown ever since , huge crowds of Shia men women and children come here , and take part in the procession that ends with hardcore kamazani and zanjir zani.

I was accompanied by Mohomed Ali Aga Iran, my dear friend , he too did fierce za…