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Abid Bhai My Humble Friend

Abid Bhai My Humble Friend, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Abid bhai Panter ,Kazim Sajjad Bhai Lutfi Brothers and Naqi Bhai along with Akthar Sab of Choti Bargah are my oldest Hydrabadi contats since 2003.

Abid bhai had come to Mumbai and I invited him to my house ..and Abid bhai takes care of Ashukhana Zehra and also accompanies the Bibi Ka Alam on the royal elephant adorned with precious gemstones.


My wife and I had stayed at Abid bhais house in Chehlum 2009 .. and I like his nature , he is totally low profile no spiritual arrogance and this time thanks to Ejaz photographer I shot over 15 memory cards this is my third one ..

Initially I shot all my images on Canon 60D bought extra memory cards and later shot with the Canon 7D .

And my laptop has no rest whatsoever ..I am missing my grand kids .. once they come I will try to spend more time with them.

My kama matam at Bargah was shot by Ejaz photographer and this is the first time in my life I shot Bibi ka Alam from P…

Beggars Stalk Me Wherever I Go

Beggars Stalk Me Wherever I Go, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. they know
i am the
only one
who shoots
their tattered
souls sorrow
muslim beggars
born today
gone tomorrow
allah ke nam
par do paisa do
lekin do paise
main kya hota
hai yeh toh
batao andhe
ki ankhon ka ilaj
do waqt ki roti
khao ya marjao
building grand
mosque madrsasa
buying fat goats
lambs dumbas
camel who cares
a shit for beggars
as a tear from her
eye begins to flow
on the soul
of humanity
soon to be wiped
away lose its
ethereal glow
if god is a friend
than man is a foe
a field of despair
together they plough

My Pitures Lose Their Continuity Because MTNL Broadband Crashes Most of the Time

My Pitures Lose Their Continuity Because MTNL Broadband Crashes Most of the Time, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 254,152 items / 2,080,197 views

I shoot a story board , my pictures in a sequence as I shot them and Flikr up loader by nature is very slow and my Internet connection intermittent thanks to MTNL Broadband a Nightmare on demand , when I the uploads crash I have re upload them all over again thereby losing the fluidity of my shots.

Strangely a RGV Phenomenon my net shuts down every day at 8 am for a few minutes and again at 6 pm in the evening for 20 minutes ..this has been going on for several months for the 6pm slot and several years for the 8 am slot.

And they cant find the fault...

And I have been very busy on my return from Hyderabad ..my work most of all ..

My legs ache because of the long hours of shooting at Hyderabad and I have several cards to upload Choti Bargah Badi Bargah and the Bibi Ka Alam segment.

So this is the story of my life .. I have stopp…

“Falak pe chand Muharram ka ho gaya zahir, Janab e Fatima Zehra (s.a) ko ye batana hai; Tumharay Laal ke hum sogwar hen Bibi, Tumharay zakhm pe marham humen lagana hai.”

Shooting Moharam in Hyderabad After A Gap of 3 Years

To Be A Father With The Ideal of Hussain ...

Photography is Poetry .. If You Compose it as a Poem

The Nawabs of Hussaini Koti

How Intense Is The Love of Imam Hussain You Can See From This Picture

How Intense Is The Love of Imam Hussain You Can See From This Picture, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
This Shia child stood on a wall unafraid and undisturbed doing his matam , beating his chest as the noha reciter .. continued with his painful elegy..



karte the ro ro ke hazrat bayan
tod gaye meri kamar bhaijan

roti hain khaime main sakina waha
sote ho abbas zamin par yaha

arey lash uthaega kaun
shere jawan mar gaya

arey qabr banayega kaun
shere jawan mar gaya

arey hamko sambhalega kaun
shere e jawan mar gaya

todo na gurbat main meri utho
utho hussain aya hai abbas utho

rota hai mazloom basat yat utho
utho bas ab ghar main chalo bhaijan


are kaun khabar le meri
shere jawan mar gaya

hai meri bekasi
shere jawan mar gaya

chalti hai dil par churi
shere jawan mar gaya

kya huwa sakke sakina ko aaa
kisne kiya mera bhar ghar taba
kya huwi abbas biradar ki chaha
ab gayi woh pyar ki batein kaha

aye mar gaya akbar pisar
shere jawan mar gaya

tham lo meri qamar
shere jawan mar gaya

are…

It Is Not Easy Shooting Shiasm Moharam..In India.

It Is Not Easy Shooting Shiasm Moharam..In India., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. This is a very long series I shot standing in a tempo of the Nohakar reciters , sadly in Shia society it is the video photographer who gets access to shoot what he is shooting , and mostly he might be doing it as an assignment or professionally.

Bloggers or still photographers I hate to say it are treated like piece of shit , we are never respected , and I speak through experience , we are hardly given space ..And that is the saddest part of Documenting Shiasm anywhere in India.

I dont know why Shias are media shy , why they do not make a enclosure encourage photographers local as well as our guests from abroad and it is nothing but Tablikke Hussain , but than who can argue with decadent regressive minds among the Shia elders... and the few arrogant Shia brats misguided youth that bully seniors like us .. for doing what they wont ever do spreading the Message of Peace of Imam Hussains…

8 Moharam Hussaini Koti 2012

I Am A Malang

I Am A Malang, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

the flesh is weak
the soul not young
diabetic denials
sugar not welcome
hopes demystifying
as manure like dung
dreams tattered
stained bleeding
on the clothesline
of illusions hung
adler freud jung
breaking barriers
of religiosity race
caste creed
nade ali ..kale
kapde kala rang
siskiyon aur sason
ki akhri jung
na koie chahat
na koie umang
dam madar
beda par
ali ka ghulam
ali ka malang
zindagi mayoos
mere khawabon
se hogai tang

All Know I Am Lucky To Have The Parents I Had

Pasha Bhai And The Barefeet Blogger of Mumbai

The Black Sea Of Shiasm On The Banks of Ghame Hussain

Complete Education For The Girl Child .. A Jihad Incomplete ..

It Is Because Of Our Mothers Our Heritage of Humanity Is Alive

The Muslims Dressed In Black Are The Shias.. They Are Mourning For The Brutally Murdered Grandson of The Holy Prophet PBUH

Ejaz Photographer ... His Support Meant A Lot To Me In Hyderbad

Main In Bachhon Se Kuch Hasil Karke Ata Hoon,,

8 Moharam Hussaini Koti 2012

I Use My Camera As An Instrument Of Peace

I Use My Camera As An Instrument Of Peace, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

my world
of ali
malangs
cosmic peace
your wealth
your fame
your gain
i want none
of these
my god
is the god
of the poor
the beggar
the homeless
the hopeless
is a god i please
this world
an illusion
muslim killing
muslim infected
by a sectarian
disease worse
than a madness
like rabies
with your
worldly dreams
a dam madar malang
i am not at ease
your love your
affection
my only fees
carrying her
kerchief
i came
to hyderabad
to store your tears
as images
of your emotional
angst pain
leaving my imprint
on your dahleez
a beggar poet
a speck of dirt
nacheez
siwae ghame
hussain
zindagi main
kuch nahi azeez
sada salamat
rahein maula
ke sadke main
apke bachhe
apki virasat
adab tehzeeb

Zindagi Ek Jung Ali Ke Malang

Nawab Ghazanfar Jung And The Barefeet Blogger of Mumbai

8 Moharam Majlis At Hussaini Koti Hyderabad 2012

Zainab e Hazi neman Khwahra Khuda Hafiz Man Kai bi Alamdaram bai mueen bai yaram Az hayat bai zaaram Khwahara Khoda Hafez

Being A Lucknow Born.. I Find My Lost Childhood In Hyderabad

Being A Lucknow Born.. I Find My Lost Childhood In Hyderabad, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
I may have lived for a few month as a child in Lucknow .. my upbringing has been in Mumbai but my maternal grandmother Nazmi Begum widow of Daroga Nabban Saab descendant of poet Mir Anis instilled values touched the poetry of my life.

My grand mother Nazmi Begum is buried in an unmarked grave at Malka Jahan Cemetery .Lucknow .
My grandfather Daroga Nabban Saab in an unmarked grave at Gufr Map Lucknow