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Zainab Pareshan Ast

Zainab Pareshan Ast, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXLYQ32eE7g&feature=related

Zuljana Replica of the Steed of Imam Hussain Martyred Grandson of the Holy Prophet

Faith Moves Mountains

Faith Moves Mountains, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. faith moves mountains
they say
for a better world of peace
for our children
our children's children
we pray
save them from
evil forces
that bomb humanity
to have a field day
demoralization spiritual decay
rules of a game they do not obey
terrorism a game that they play
glorifying a fidayeen
for his gory display
dreams robbed
peace unclothed
running about
on the streets today
all is fair in politics and war
says the board
on mans soul
in total dismay
man a hunter
also the prey

Ghame Hussain..Vintage Pain

Ghame Hussain..Vintage Pain, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. sweeping the heart
sweeping the brain
in memory
of hussain
the grandson
of the holy prophet
who by his followers
was brutally slain
on the soul of islam
an irremovable
blood stain
his killers
blood stained
hands
yazidi reign
a short term profit
no long term gain
a gruesome murder
simple and plain
tears on a tragic terrain
karbala now
in embedded
in our hearts remain
blood flowing from the
river Euphrates
into the Mashke Sakina
as it drains
after karbala
after the carnage
sham sham sham
snatched ridas
women
children
an imam
in chains

The Shia Zanjir Matam In Memory of Hussain Martyred Grandson of The Holy Prophet

The Eunuchs at Karbala

The Eunuchs at Karbala, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. while shimr straddled
on imam hussains chest
cutting the revered neck
with a blunt blade
at yazids behest
such was his bloody quest
the eunuchs
so called muslims
of yazids army watched
but did not protest
silent lips
guilty conscience
you know the rest
karbala a mothers
robbed nest
the tears of the shias
that she has blessed
a cry of pain
from our bleeding backs
bleeding heads
bleeding breasts
hussain is humanity
yazidiyat is terrorism
for 1400 years
we have stressed
azadari e hussain
when the Imam
comes to Mumbai
as our guest
riding on a spiritual crest
a pledge
with our lives
we hereby attest
terrorism
we all detest
yes we are shias
you have rightly guessed

Madam Bandra Bazar Road Needs You.. The Filthiest Place In Bandra

Elections And Democracy Killed The Common Man With False Promises

Bandra Bazar Road Is a Burial Ground of Its Residents

Now They Will Come After 5 Years .. Cry On Bandra Bazar Road

A Shia Among Sunnis Living In Peace at Bandra

I Am A Son of Bandra

Enslaved Spirituality

Enslaved Spirituality, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 236,642 items / 1,980,373 views

These are hands weighing 30 kg, the bracelets are all welded carbonised steel, they cannot be removed , and on his feet another 35 kg, also welded, the only buffer on his feet is a cloth bandadge so as not to peel the skin of his feet .

He has aged , his penance in memory of the fourth Shia Imam Zainul Abedin Sayyede Sajjad the surviving son of Hazrat Imam Hussain.Did he really survive Karbala - yes he did.
It was Sham - Damscus where the womanhood of Islam was betrayed, that prematurely killed the fourth Imam from within and without.

He aged his hair turned white overnight , he could do nothing weak , bedridden and await deliverance from the evil deeds of Yazid his captor.
And being the Imam of his time see his sister 3 year old Sakina cry and ultimately die languishing in a cell. Even Zainab the indomitable Sister of Hussain took her strength from her nephew and her Imam.. Sayyade Sa…

Enchained To Memories Of Ghame Hussain

Enchained To Memories Of Ghame Hussain, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

a bawa
a beggar
poet in chains
pirouetting
on the sounds
of silence
on the chant of
ya hussain
ya hussain
syede sajjad
burning sands
manacled
more pain
the fourth imam
sham sham sham
he cries out
aloud to ali
the father
of hussain
his grand father
the conqueror
of khyber
man kunto maulah
reverbrating
again and again
was it all in vain
live like ali
die like hussain
lanat on yazid
beshumar lanat
on the killers
of ali and hussain

He Carries 160 KG Chains on His Body.. And I Am Chained To The Poetry of His Life

He Carries 160 KG Chains on His Body.. And I Am Chained To The Poetry of His Life, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 236,642 items / 1,980,367 views


He has chains permanently around his waist stomach , legs and hands in memory of the Shia Imam Zainul Abedin surviving son of Imam Hussain, after the Imam was martyred at Karbala and after the carnage the genocide perpetuated on the Grandson of the Holy Prophet by Yazid Caliph of the Umayad Dynasty .. Zainul Abedin the ladies of the Imams household children chained manacled treated like slaves were bough from Karbala to Sham , Damascus in Syria at the Court of Yazid,

It is the memory of this indignity , this heavy burden that Zanjir Bawa a Sunni Muslim carries as memory of Zainul Abedin the Shia fourth Imam.

Zanjir bawa cannot remove the chains , cannot bathe but his body does not stink and if he bangs his head the adjoining area begins smelling of attar ...and I have known Zanjir Bawa for many years sadly I have not seen h…