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On The Tombstone Of A Dear Departed Dead Love

On The Tombstone Of A Dear Departed Dead Love, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
she could not give it to a beggar poet so she kept it for the worms
deleted doomed could not meet his terms the flesh
was resisting now the soul squirms love is a disease
caused by bacteria and germs

Than They Came For The Muslims

Than They Came For The Muslims, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 176,574 items / 1,383,195 views

First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.


Pastor Martin Niemoller

Documenting The Pain of the Shias On Chehlum Day

Documenting The Pain of the Shias On Chehlum Day

Hardcore Matam Chehlum Rehmatabad Shia Cemetery 2012

Hardcore Matam Chehlum Rehmatabad Shia Cemetery 2012, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 220,844 items / 1,820,048 views

This is my new set at Flickr.com and this is the events within the Rehmatabad Shia cemetery, the street procession the anjumans finally reach the Shia cemetery for the last final part of Chehlum or Arbaeen.


What happens in this jam packed small Shia cemetery is totally mind boggling , the blood shet the passion pathos of the Mumbai Shias pain.. there is no place all fitted in a sardine box..there is a majlis a short one by Maulana Irshad Abbas Naqvi of Lucknow and before he cuts his head too the chao and the cutting in the public begins , it is just impossible to shoot the entire cemetery I shot most of my pictures barefeet outside the dais area ..

The cutting continues non stop for two to three hours Zuljana and the works hardcore Zanjir Matam, sword matam and non stop kama matam..this is a one of its kind event of the Shias of Mumbai ..

Our Bleeding Blood Identifies Our Faith..We Are Brand Ambassadors of Ahle Bayth

Bihari Blade Matam- Mumbai Chehlum

Without My Camera You Could Have Not Seen My World..

Bihari Blade Matam- Mumbai Chehlum

Bihari Blade Matam- Mumbai Chehlum

Bihari Blade Matam- Mumbai Chehlum

Bihari Blade Matam- Mumbai Chehlum

Bihari Blade Matam- Mumbai Chehlum

Bihari Blade Matam- Mumbai Chehlum

Bihari Blade Matam- Mumbai Chehlum

I Have Never Shot This Matam In MY Life ,,Bihari Blade Matam

The Bihari Blade Cutters Mumbai Chehlum

The Bihari Blade Cutters Mumbai Chehlum

We Curse The Enemies Of Ahle Bayt From Yazid to Haroon Al Rashid

We Curse The Enemies Of Ahle Bayt From Yazid to Haroon Al Rashid, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Haroon al Rashid killer of Seventh Imam Musa e Kazim..

Yes We Bleed We Heap Curses On The Soul Of Yazid

He Gave His Head For His Life He Did Not Plead Yes We Bleed We Curse Yazid

Yes We Bleed .. From The Chains Of Yazid Hussain Had Us Freed

The Bihari Blade Cutters Mumbai Chehlum

The Shia Kids of Mumbai