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Hamare Ghar Ke Gul Gule Made In Lucknow Hai

Hamare Ghar Ke Gul Gule Made In Lucknow Hai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 170,214 items / 1,321,410 views


hamare ghar ke gul gule khane
pados se mehman aya tha
hamare ghar ke gul gule
made in lucknow mashoor hai
biwi ne bade dilon jan se pakaya tha
nakhas ki khushboo shehre avadh ka
shurwa milaya tha
hamare padosi
ne apne ghar ke liye
parcel bhi liya
aur khud bhi khoob
maze se khaya tha

Apko Eid E Zehra Mubarak Ho

Apko Eid E Zehra Mubarak Ho, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 170,214 items / 1,321,396 views

gul gule
khao
khilao
salamat raho
zehra ki dua hai
sada khush raho
kothe pe jakar
putle jalao
nacho gao
lal kapde
pehnkar
gulal udao
holi jaisi
tyohar hai
masti manao
jhoom jao
aj ke din
phir ek bar
jalnewalon
ka dil jalao
navi ke din
phir ek bar
shayar ban jao
tuk bandi hi sahi
kuch toh sunao
lanat ka pahad
unke sar par chadao
aj sat khoon maf
picture hall main
jakar pop corn khao
bacche biwi ko
sat le jao

Facebook Twitter Can Topple Dictators Middle Eastern Satraps

Facebook Twitter Can Topple Dictators Middle Eastern Satraps, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 170,213 items / 1,321,362 views

as i write this
dogged dried up
i can hear some
royal hiccups
some arab
countries
time is up
says
the writing
on the wall
to these
monarchs
shut the
fuck up
the peoples will
the freedom
of the people
dont muck up
think ponder
buck up
thank you
marc zuckerburg
the soul of
the Egyptians
you did work up
an atom bomb
ticking away
under the royal asses
of middle eastern satraps

The Holistic Healers of Jafari United Social Troop JUST India

The Holistic Healers Also Cut Their Heads

The Holistic Healers Also Cut Their Heads, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 170,181 items / 1,321,185 views

The young boys of Jafari United Social troop are ardent Shias,. though they voluntarily take part assisting the matamdars who do zanjir and kama zani, many a times these holistic healers too scourge their backs, but most of them do kama matam, and these bravehearts abound during Moharam at Kaisar bagh..and these boys are polite kind courteous ..

These are boys that have taken care of my deep wounds on the head my unstoppable bleeding due to my diabetic condition , so this Malad Malwani Athvi series is dedicated to their selfless devotion to Shia society and Akka Maula Hussain.

Thank you Imran Bhai Akram Bhai and the rest of you at Just India.

The Holistic Healers Also Cut Their Heads

The Holistic Healers Also Cut Their Heads, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 170,181 items / 1,321,185 views

The young boys of Jafari United Social troop are ardent Shias,. though they voluntarily take part assisting the matamdars who do zanjir and kama zani, many a times these holistic healers too scourge their backs, but most of them do kama matam, and these bravehearts abound during Moharam at Kaisar bagh..and these boys are polite kind courteous ..

These are boys that have taken care of my deep wounds on the head my unstoppable bleeding due to my diabetic condition , so this Malad Malwani Athvi series is dedicated to their selfless devotion to Shia society and Akka Maula Hussain.

Thank you Imran Bhai Akram Bhai and the rest of you at Just India.

The Fearless Shia Boy Does Kama Matam With a Kitchen Knife

The Fearless Shia Boy Does Kama Matam With a Kitchen Knife, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. He and his kid brother both had bought kitchen knives , they had earlier marks of kama matam, so they were veterans at this ritual, totally unafraid, they were not accompanied by any adult so I surmised they must be Shia kids from this are of Mallwani Malad.

Both wore check shirts.. and I am sorry I did not even ask them their names.

Do Shia kids really need names..so I call them the fearless Shia boys of Malad Malwani.

The Holistic Healers of Jafari United Social Troop JUST India

The Holistic Healers of Jafari United Social Troop JUST India, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. stopping the excessive bleeding from the kama wound

The Holistic Healers of Jafari United Social Troop JUST India

Glenn Losack The Renaissance Man

Glenn Losack The Renaissance Man, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Fred Mike Rudy

I had the Faith that with Time and Perseverance you would reach this point and prove that your work can grab the attention of people all over the globe.

Congratulations, Glenn....I am proud to call you 'friend', thanks to Firoze Shakir who made our friendship possible !

....and btw that is a great pic of the 'new' you.......


My tribute
You have metamorphosed
you look more calm composed
my only true friend in the universe
god chose for a shia blogger firoze
an american jew up close
thank you fred flickr
is an ocean of brotherhood
where all photo streams flow

The Holistic Healers of Jafari United Social Troop JUST India

The Holistic Healers of Jafari United Social Troop JUST India

The Holistic Healers of Jafari United Social Troop JUST India, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 170,077 items / 1,320,874 views

All this is done on the road in a make shit camp..cleaning the wounds stopping the bleeding wounds of the matamdar..instant First Aid.

There was a Shia young doctor from Kokilaben Dhirubhai Hospital too assisting as a volunteer..

Mohomed Ali Aga Iran Zaboli Does Zanjir Matam Athvi Malad Malwani

Mohomed Ali Aga Iran Zaboli Does Zanjir Matam Athvi Malad Malwani, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 170,071 items / 1,320,870 views

Mohomed Ali Aga My Iran friend had bought his zanjir and asked me that he wanted to scourge his back,,I saw the glitter in his eyes , I told him to go ahead , as Mohomed Ali Aga is a Mauliee a great lover of Imam Hussain..

He was born in India loves India and so comes every year during Chehlum to India , he does Ashura either in Iran or Karbala Iraq.

His family owned a Irani hotel in Mumbai..he treats me as his family and so I bought him here to Malad Malwani for Athvi.

He is a very simple man and each year he sends one poor Irani for Ziyarat all expenses paid is the humanitarian love in his heart for his country and Imam Hussain.

And it is hard to believe that I shot this man every year during Chehlum at Rehmatabad in Mumbai but never knew him or ever shared a word with him.

It was meeting him at Hussain Tekri at Vasi Lodge with Ali Shah…

I complete 170000 Photo Blogs At Flickr in 3 And a Half Years

I complete 170000 Photo Blogs At Flickr in 3 And a Half Years, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 170,069 items / 1,320,836 views

Without your encouragement blessings it would have not been possible.. Thank You.
In sheer Gratitude and Humility.

The Shia Braveheart of Mumbai

The Shia Braveheart of Mumbai, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 169,974 items / 1,320,443 views

a kitchen knife
in his hand
hussainiyat
his brand
ashura
every day
karbala
in every land
hussain
ya hussain
a message
of peace hope
harmony
very grand
young shia
braveheart
proudly
he stands
a faith
cutting open
his head
pain he
withstands
a poem
through
blood
sweat
tears
on the soul
of humanity
expands

The Most Fearless Shia Kid I Evever Met In My Life

The Most Fearless Shia Kid I Evever Met In My Life, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 169,961 items / 1,320,377 views

He and his kid brother came with two huge kitchen knives and at every opportunity kept cutting their heads .. also known as kama zani..

Nothing bothered them , no pain and only sheer love of Akka Maulah Hussain..

Jiyo Salamat Raho

The Shia Kids Back Has Hussain Written All Over

The Shia Zanjir Matamdars of Mumbai

The Leather Strap For Matam

The Leather Strap For Matam, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 169,955 items / 1,320,363 views

The leather strap is used by some matamdars instead of the zanjir this inflicts wounds penetrating the flesh..this was used by a lot of youngsters doing matam at the end of the Athvi Amary Juloos Malad Malwani.

This Young Lady Shoots Me