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About Marziya Shakir Worlds Youngest Street Photographer

About Marziya Shakir Worlds Youngest Street Photographer, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 99,182 items / 599,440 views

Makhna is the head scarf that little Muslim girls wear to cover their heads as per Islamic tradition..as they grow older it is the Hijab or the chadar.

Marziya is my 3 and a half year old grand daughter .I began shooting her from the second day of her birth 24 Oct 2007.
Marziya got her name from her parents , Marziya means Allah Be Praised ..and is also a name of the Holy Prophets daughter Princess Fatima or Jannabe Syeda.

Marziya is comfortable with the Makhna but as it is polyester base it gets hot and so she removes it after some time..

Marziya uniquely changes with what she wears , she can be a tomboy or a cute Muslim girl..at 23 months old she knows most of the by lanes of the Bandra West slums , she knows every path that leads to Rajiv Nagar, Indira Nagar Hanuman Nagar or Khoka Chawl..

She knows most of the denizens too..she knows the Fish Marke…

Musalman Patang Banate Hain Asman Main Hindu Unhe Udate Hain

Musalman Patang Banate Hain Asman Main Hindu Unhe Udate Hain, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 161,527 items / 1,274,174 views

donon mil julkar
ek sath rehkar
bhai bhai bankar
ekta ka sabak
sikhate hain
bharat desh ko
age badate hain
makar sankranti main
hope humanity
patang ke zariye
ye message
pahunchate hai
ek bargad ka ped
uske branches
aur roots
ban jate hain
idd aur diwali
ek dusre ke
seene se
lag jate hain

Makar Sankranti Kite Festival Mumbai

Makar Sankranti Kite Festival Mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 161,532 items / 1,274,194 views

Makar Sankranti

Makara Sankranti is a mid-winter Hindu festival of India and Nepal. The festival is celebrated to mark the transition of the Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn during the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere (or the beginning of Uttarayana). The famous Kumbh Mela is also held on Makar Sankranti every 12 years. Sol redirects here. ... Sagittarius is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Sagittarius. ... Capricorn is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Capricornus. ... Northern hemisphere highlighted in yellow. ... The 2001 Kumbh Mela. ...
Contents

* 1 Introduction
* 2 Regional variations
* 3 Mela
* 4 External links

Introduction

Makara Sankranti is the only Hindu festival which is based on the Solar calendar rather than the Lunar calendar.In some parts of India, the festival is celebr…

We Are Family Screams the Banner Across The Streets

We Are Family Screams the Banner Across The Streets, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
139,892 items / 1,083,353 views


this is man
noble creature
once now
biting the dust
sprawled
at gods feet
outside
his grave
his last
heart beat
his cornerstone
the gutter cover
his lost illusions
his winding sheet
a banner across
the streets gives
him hope solace
we are family
a circle complete
man his ultimate fall
his final defeat

dedicated to my facebook friend
uwe paschen

My Parents Taught Me Just Being a Good Muslim Was Not Enough

My Parents Taught Me Just Being a Good Muslim Was Not Enough, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I had to respect my neighbors religion too.. so I grew up not only as a Shia Muslim I grew up as a Christian Hindu Parsi .. so when you try to force your beliefs your views your bigotry it wont work.. I cant change my spots or my stripes

If this makes me less Shia than I am happy to be what I am..

What I am what I am not is none of your concern , just seek your own salvation , cure yourself before you try to cure me , I am happy with my sickness my insanity..


Because of Facebook becoming a bigots paradise there are many overzealous in my community too,I feel like deactivating my account..

This is my poets angst it struggles to come to terms with my surroundings..

I dont need a certificate from a Mullah to tell me how devout I am as a Shia..

Yes I use Indian terminology to describe my passion as a mourner of Imam Hussain ..

Like Durga Like Lord Shiva I dance the dance of Death…

A Shia Muslim Blogger On Good Friday

A Shia Muslim Blogger On Good Friday, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 181,279 items / 1,430,227 views

barefeet
walking with jesus
feeling his pain
a shia muslim blogger
follower of hussain
14 stations of the cross
lenten walk
on good Friday
peace hope humanity
attain a protest
persecution
of the Christians
on the soul
of jesus
another blood stain
father forgive them
for they know not
what they do
was his only refrain
be like jesus
be human
being humane
a poetic thought
lodged in the soul
part of the brain
live let others live
mutual coexistence
without constrain
i am the life
and the resurrection
he said it again
hindus muslims christians
as brothers we must remain
an unbroken chain
on the soul of mankind
he blessed ordained

Jesus Watches the Human Zoo

Jesus Watches the Human Zoo, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. from afar
jesus watches the human zoo
as they rape , sodomize
covet the neighbors wife and screw
the husband to his wife untrue
the desirous daughter
eloped and flew
one son a drug addict
the other a drunkard too
gambling their life away
a motley crew
from the pulpit
hate some spew
some who kill others
a pact renew
spiritual terrorism
out of the blue
a homeless mother
her fingers chew
a footless beggar
envies another mans shoes
in a fake world
where pride and vanity
is not a taboo
man hating man
for being a muslim
christian hindu
beleaguered man
killing the Palestinians
as a retribution
for being a
persecuted Jew
the holocaust
if it was true

Welcoming him
to this world
the Pope the clergy
with a faith anew
Jesus Christ
with folded hands says
No Thank You

In The White Mans World The Silhouette of The Hijab

In The White Mans World The Silhouette of The Hijab, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. the only
garment
that gets
on their goat
try as much as they can
it still remains afloat
the silhouette of the hijab
like a trench coat
a muslim female
attire respecting
her identity
her modesty
poems in its defense
this poet wrote
a garment
his family wears
he loves to promote


A head covering on a Muslim is a political statement but it is not when on a Christian nun’s head. – Riem Spielhaus, Humbolt University

to quote

Beti Tu Kya Soch Rahi Hai

Beti Tu Kya Soch Rahi Hai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 136,657 items / 1,055,396 views

waqt ki
mauthaj
zindagi
yunhi
thami hai
beti
tu
kya soch
rahi hai
jo main
sochta ta tha
kya tu
soch rahi hai
dange
fasad
mar dhad
zindagi
zindagi
ka daboch
rahi hai
kafan
main
kahmosh
murde
ko maut
main
noch
rahi hai
kya
maut
bhi
zindagi
ke agosh
main
kuch
soch
rahi hai

Jesus Wept

Jesus Wept, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

"When Jesus wept a trembling fear shook all the guilty world around."
Religious Chant
"Jesus wept." is the shortest verse in the King James edition of the Christian Bible

on the soul
of humanity
he bled
deep
crimson
red
a crown
of thorns
cutting
into his head
his tears
giving
hope to
those on
their death beds
i am the resurrection and the life
he said
than for the sins
of the unborn child
he wept
he wept
he wept
as the little child
on the threshold
of his mothers womb
looked up at jesus face
in dread smiled
faintly
peacefully slept


This is a poem it was born through a comment by June-Ruth A. Canonico ‎

Jesus Bids Me Goodbye

Jesus Bids Me Goodbye, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 122,635 items / 840,987 views

jesus is human
reads human hearts
as they live
as they die
jesus knowing
I walked with him
felt his pain
pain of his
loved ones
on the burning
streets of mumbai
jesus an epitome
of hospitalty
humility
bids me godbye
a tear lodges
on my hand
a tear that
fell from
the sky
I am
what I am
Am I ?

Sayings of Jesus on the cross

The seven sayings of Jesus on the cross are a traditional collection of seven short phrases that Jesus uttered at his crucifixion immediately before he died, gathered from the four Gospels.[1][2]

Physicians and scientists who have studied the medical aspects of the crucifixion concluded that the sayings had to be short because crucifixion causes asphyxia. This makes inhaling air to speak difficult and painful, especially as death approaches.[3][4][5][6]


The seven sayings form part of a Christian meditation that is often used during Lent, Holy Week and Good Friday. The t…

Walking With Jesus Barefeet

Walking With Jesus Barefeet, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. solidifying
spirituality
humidity and heat
on the streets
of mumbai
with the christian
community
feeling their pain
their pathos
walking
with jesus
barefeet
a sweetness
inspired
by little kids
walking
jesus 's walk
makes my
own walk
complete
14 stations of the cross
reliving the last moments
of jesus as images
without conceit
shooting
the soul of humanity
within a heart beat
the poor the rich
all part of jesus's
fleet
he will be tried
crucifiied
rise ascend
his fate
he did not cheat
IESVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM'
(Jesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum)
"Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews."
at the 14 Stations of the Cross
on Goood Friday
face to face
on Mumbai
back roads
we meet.
irrespective
of our caste color or creed
a single word called peace
each other we greet
each one feeling the pain
of the other making
a memorable moment
all souls feast



Meaning of INRI

INRI is an acronym of the Latin inscr…

If Jesus Had A Camera He Would Shoot More Pictures Than Me

If Jesus Had A Camera He Would Shoot More Pictures Than Me, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 177,190 items / 1,389,193 views

a nikon D80
held in his
healing hands
healing
the soul
of humanity
jesus
would shoot
more pictures
than me
trigger happy
blogging
gospel truth
spreading love
on the soul
of disparity
shooting beggars
the homeless
the hopeless
selling pictures
giving the money
earned to the
impoverished
as hope and charity
if jesus had
a camera
in his hands
he would
shoot blindfolded
justice
black and white
as equality
but he would
be crucified
nonetheless
for being
a psychic case
a rarity

A Photo Set Called Christian Ethos On Flickr

A Photo Set Called Christian Ethos On Flickr, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 178,842 items / 1,403,760 views

"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."

Luke 6:37 "Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven."

I have collected all my Christian theme based pictures shot during various Christian events , Christian churches , all in one single set at Flickkr .com , keeping their individual sets intact , this was a back breaking task as many of the Cross pictures were in my 19000 street photography set at Flickr , I had to go through the complete stream add them again to the new set tagged Christian Ethos , I have done this for my Christian friends and dedicated this new set to Fr Lawrie Serrao and Fr Jaun .. both have contributed to my humanity. Both are respected well known Church personalities educators Jesuits.

This set has about 5000 pictures in all I might h…

My God Father In Bollywood Mr Shakti Kapoor

Poetry and Prose

Poetry and Prose, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 149,104 items / 1,142,364 views

monkeying
the soul of humanity
the simian guru with
his two legged
disciple firoze
up close
the guru
taught
me photography
poetry and prose
which together 'as a
a paper boat called blog
on cybernetic waters
of my angst flows
touching the shores
of your destiny
as it grows and grows
pain passion pathos '
intertwined in
momentum
worldly woes
time and tide
in bodily throes
for a second
like a drop of tear
'on a mound of her
sexuality
her sensuality
seminal
phenomenal
it terminally froze
it was not me
bound by her karma
it was another
man she lovingly
chose ..a friend
of a friend
of my foe
not fred
not benn
not glenn
not bill
not joe
bursting 'the bubble
of my denuded dream
with a lethal blow
memories through
'the trapdoor of my
my mindlessness
move to and fro
her fragrance
the muskiness
of her sweaty body
slithering as
she ethereally
kisses my dead
body bleeding
on the fl…

We Have A New Superman In Bollywood

We Have A New Superman In Bollywood, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 209,364 items / 1,723,783 views

he is handsome
charming
polite very good
it does not matter
that he is often
misunderstood
failures defeats
ups downs
he has withstood
no he does not
wear a hood
that rajnikant
is the hero
of the film
is total
falsehood
a film
of lost
childhood
fighting
a villain
as strong
as plywood
good one
is on his way
to sainthood

Drawing Contest In The Slums-Kaun Banega Artist for Rs 50..

Drawing Contest In The Slums-Kaun Banega Artist for Rs 50.., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. The kids of Khoka Chawl slums Bandra West had a drawing contest the first prize was Rs 50.
It was a very keenly judged contest , the judge a young kid better artist than the contestants .. I shot a few frames ..The tall girl in the picture called herself the host of the contest.. I checked up some of the kids works very interesting and well done..

This contest is purely the brain child of these slum kids , all charming the judge and the host absolutely smart fluent , and a great way of bonding intelligently and making a creative use of a Sunday holiday..

I was in a rush or I would have shot their prize distribution too, this for me is purposeful photography sharing their world no media will ever show , low profile kids with undiluted hopes aspirations of making it big..
The little judge sat away from the contestants checking their work and reprimanded me for shooting them and n…

Street Photographer no 1

Drawing Contest In The Slums

Drawing Contest In The Slums, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. The kids of Khoka Chawl slums Bandra West had a drawing contest the first prize was Rs 50.
It was a very keenly judged contest , the judge a young kid better artist than the contestants .. I shot a few frames ..The tall girl in the picture called herself the host of the contest.. I checked up some of the kids works very interesting and well done..

Shimr

Shimr, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shimr_Ibn_Thil-Jawshan

Shimr Ibn Thil-Jawshan was a soldier in the Ummayad army during the battle of Karbala, in southern Iraq that occurred in the year 680 AD. He was the maternal uncle of Abbas ibn Ali.

In battle, he was responsible for beheading Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the prophet Muhammad. He was also instrumental in pillaging the camp of Husayn after raising his head on a post to declare his victory.

Although the apparent battle was won by the sadistic beheading, where Shimr began beheading the grandson of Muhammad. Shimr and his camp continued to pilliage the camp of Husayn which was only left with women and children and Husayn's son who was ill, and few belongings of no value. The army of Yazid then continued to ruthlessly drag this camp from Iraq to Syria by foot tied together with ropes.

This event, which occurred on the 10th day of the month of Muharram (October 10, 680), is known as Ashu…

Shimr The Killer of Imam Hussain

Shimr The Killer of Imam Hussain, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. with a blunt dagger
he cut the imams head
strange the imam
is alive shimr is dead
hussainiyat
marching forward
marching ahead
hussain is humanity verily said
shah ast hussain
badshah ast hussain
on our shia souls embed
on fires of burning coal
as we tread
72 to a spiritual victory he led
on the wings of zuljana as he sped
in his enemies eyes
the fear and the dread
hussain the infallible
thorough bred
to save the pillars of islam
he bled
within the green
a flowing river of red

Maulana Mirza Mohammed Athar Saab In Record Books

Maulana Mirza Mohammed Athar Saab In Record Books, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 195,764 items / 1,601,083 views

Khateeb e Akbar Maulana Athar Saab Mirza is a highly respected Shia Islamic scholar , theologian and Koranic expert, his Majlis at Mogul Masjid are completely HOUSE FULL, the entire Masjid Hall, the court yard the road outside and the bylanes are jam packed seeing him recite his Majlis on close circuit TV.
Maulana Athar Saab Mirza completed 53 years reciting Majlis at the Moghul Masjid. a record of all time..now a record in Limca Book Of Records ..

And the new update in DNA newspaper an article by Manoj R Nair gives a rare in depth insight into the feat of Maulana Athar Saab who has been reciting his Ashura discourse since the young age of 22 and has completed a not stop 53 years service to Humanity.

I am a great fan of Maulana Athar Saab being a Lucknow born and my roots my heritage going back to my grandfather Daroga Nabban Saab descendant of poet …

Zuljana Zuljana Teeron Ko Di Panah

Zuljana Zuljana Teeron Ko Di Panah, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. “Hum ko Gham-e-Hussain (A.S) mien marna qabool hai,

Is raah mien mila hua patthar bhi phool hai.

Jannat na payenge Gham-e-Shabbir (A.S) ke baghair;

Bay hubb-e-Ahle-Bayt (A.S) ki shahi fuzool hai.

Barchhi laga na seene pe Akbar (A.S) ke, aey laeen,

Kya Tujh ko khabar naheen ki ye Shabih-e-Rasool (S.A.W.W.A) hai.

Ay Shimr qatl karnay se pehle yeh soch ley;

Ye Fatima (S.A) ka laal hai,Ibne Rasool (S.A.W.W.A) hai.

Jannat ki fikr ho mujhe, Khurshid,kis liye;

Jannat meray Hussain (A.S) ke qadmon ki dhool hai"......

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