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Viola From Denmark..Shoots Moharam in Mumbai

Viola From Denmark..Shoots Moharam in Mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Viola from Denmark...

She is the pride culture humility of her country, as a photo journalist she ventured in an arena that needs more guts and daring, she and her friend Kim shot Moharam in Mumbai barefeet paying respect tribute and salutations to the Martyrs of Karbala.. the burning sun , the burning tar roads did not bother her she wanted to document the Shia story of pain and show it through her eyes to the world , just Ashura she shot 5000 photos and you must visit their Flickr photostream..

At my house she came head covered endeared herself to my family my children and my daughter Samiya.

They came as friends and are now my extended family..

Their words to me last night

You're surrounded with people who love you dearly. I can see why. So many stories to tell. I just wish we could tell them all before they wash away. Like tears in the rain.

After shooting Kaisar Bagh 6 Moharam they …

Matam the Essence of Azadari Her Children Will Do It Long After I Am Dead And Gone

Nerjis Asif Shakir 4 Month Old Does Zanjir Matam On Ashura

Nerjis Asif Shakir 4 Month Old Does Zanjir Matam On Ashura

Nerjis Asif Shakir 4 Month Old Does Zanjir Matam On Ashura

The First Beats of Ya Hussain Nerjis Asif Shakir 4 Month Old

Curse on you Your Progeny Shimr..

Labaik Ya Hussain Labaik Ya Hussain

Labaik Ya Hussain Labaik Ya Hussain, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 214,151 items / 1,772,475 views

Nerjis Asif Shakir 4 month old street photographer in waiting , had her back scourged on Ashura night when I returned home after cutting my head , the blades were sharp, and the sweet bitter pain of life touched Nerjis Asif Shakir a Shia child , my grand daughter who uses the Nikon D 80 as a play toy...

They Have Been Killing Shias Since 1400 years ..But Hussain is Alive

They Have Been Killing Shias Since 1400 years ..But Hussain is Alive, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 214,136 items / 1,772,450 views

Shias killed in bomb blasts while celebrating Afghanistan holy day

At least 59 people have been killed in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on a holy day. About 180 other people were injured in the two blasts during the Ashura festival.


Suicide bomb attack in Kabul Worshippers were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul (Pic: Getty)

They were the most serious religiously motivated attacks in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban a decade ago.

The first blast was by a suicide bomber and struck Shia worshippers at a mosque in Kabul.

They were at the Abul Fazl shrine to commemorate the 7th century death of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussein.

Afghan president Hamid Karzai, speaking after meeting German chancellor Angela Merkel at a conference in Berlin, said the attack was unprecedented in its scope.

It was ‘the first time t…

Shimr is Dead But His Children Enemies of Hussain Are Alive

Shimr Comes To Mumbai During Ashura

Karbala That Keeps Islam Alive

The Only Time In Islamic History When The Muslims of That Time Killed The Grandson of the Holy Prophet Mercilessly Brutally

Moharam Is Triumph of Good Over Evil..Beginning of Yazidi Terrorism on the Soul of Islam

Ashura In Mumbai Through the Eyes of a Hindu Shia ..

Ashura In Mumbai Through the Eyes of a Hindu Shia .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Normally I dont shoot Ashura in Mumbai, I have not shot this segment nor the entire 10 day Moharam in Mumbai since two years,.I shot Hyderabad and Chennai instead...

This year I was to shoot the Ashura in Jammu I was invited there by Sara Haji a transgender head of Jammu Srinagar they are not called hijras but Khusras , she is loyal devoted slave of Imam Hussain , her upbringing very different more cultured than the hijras of other states , I met her during the Urus of Khwajah Garib Nawaz and she looked at me her head covered and told me you are a Maulaiee a lover of Hussain , and she has adopted several eunuch children, she was the most interesting person and it was her charm her intense love for Ahle Bayt that saw me spending time with them.. I was told my accommodation would be taken care of and than came the news Dr Glenn Losack my best friend from New York wanted to come and sh…

The Jews Killed Jesus The Muslims Killed Hussain

Shimr Killer of Imam Hussain

Shimr Killer of Imam Hussain, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Shimr Ibn Thil-Jawshan was the commander in the Ummayad army during the Battle of Karbala, in southern Iraq that occurred in the year 680 AD. He was from the same tribe, Bani Kalab, as Abbas ibn Ali's mother.

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

Shimr was eventually killed by Mukhtar Al-Thakafi who wished to take revenge upon the killers of Husayn and the rest of the members of the Prophet's family.