Sunday, December 25, 2011
My wife chose Xmas day to spread the message of Peace Hope Humanity through Imam Hussain , our house majlis recited by Maulana Hasnain Kararvi , had a lot of our friends well wishers relatives arriving at her house that was the venue of the ladies majlis and the gents majlis at Tehseen and Hadi Mukadams house .
Marziya Shakir Nerjis Asif Shakir and Zaira Saif Shakir held fort and I shot them before the majlis began , the topic was Karbala and the significance of the message of Hussain in modern times on our youth .. the dominance of an indomitable spirit of Bibi Zainab in the court of Yazid..
And accursed Yazid who headed the Caliphate the custodian of Islam of that time was the worst role model a bad influence a drunkard a man besotted by power who was hell bent on destroying the message and goodwill of our Holy Prophet and it was Hussain who with ultimate sacrifice changed all this and gave his blood to release Islam from the throes of a deathly vice of Yazidiyat.
So it is aptly said by Khwajah Garib Nawaz Moinuddin Chishti Sabri ..
Shah ast Hussain, Badshah ast Hussain
Deen ast Hussain, Deen Panah ast Hussain
Sardad na dad dast, dar dast-e-yazeed,
Haqaa key binaey La ila ast Hussain
Ruler is Hussain, Emperor is Hussain,
Faith is Hussain , guardian of faith is Hussain .
Offered his head and not the hand to Yazid.
Truly, the mirror of faith is Hussain
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Maria does not trust anyone her beggar tin box is held to a string, and within the tin is another tin , once she hears the clink of a coin , she empties it into another tin.. because drug addicts that haunt Bandra make away with her earnings .. even small fish eat big fish..
I had told Maria that Dr Glenn Losack MD was going to visit India .. and would drop in to see her but the day he arrived in Mumbai she was at her home town.
Her daughter Mary is a street beggar too..but with her earnings as a beggar she has given both her grand child good schooling and a better life..she has carved a path a bright future though she herself has empty sockets for eyes .
She knows my voice and I always give her substantial money..and she sits at Bandra Boran road in the mornings the road that leads to Bandra Bazar Road.
In the evenings she sits near Globus or the Tata Parsi Agiary Fire Temple.
And Marziya Shakir my 4 year old grand daughter has shot her too..but one person Marziya would love to shoot is Appu my limbless friend but he has disappeared from the face of the earth..
Shah-e-Mardan Sher-e-Yazdan Quwat-e-Parwardigar Lafata Ila Ali La Saif Ila Zulfiqar , originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1 ....
Ek Shahenshah Ne Banake Yeh Haseen Tajmahal Ham Gareebon Ki Mohabbat Ka Udaya Hai Mazak.. , a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Fli...