Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Zainab Pareshan Ast


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

Faith Moves Mountains

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

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
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
an imam
in chains

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

The Eunuchs at Karbala

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
we all detest
yes we are shias
you have rightly guessed

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Enslaved Spirituality

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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 Sajjad.
His penance and his devotion to Allah was what kept him alive.

Now please do not ask me why this Sunni born asectic whom I call Zanjirwale Bawa has taken this penance of walking life with chains, following a Shia Imam?

I was meeting him after Haji Malang pictures I have not posted as yet.
He has stopped wearing his chest armour that weighs another 45 kg, he says it tires him out, he is human and humble enough to tell me this.

We know each other for more than 5 years he was being humiliated at Chancawalli Shrine by one of the important hoodlum type person there , and its a story that saddens me the corosion in mans soul.
The man offered Rs 35 to Zanjirwale Bawa placing the money on his face and told me to take his picture I refused.
Rs 35 is an insult to both the ascetic and the memory of the Fourth Imam.
He had me thrown out of Chancawalli Dargah, this gangster man.
But while leaving the Dargah, I turned back and saw the Bawa limping behind me seeking forgiveness , I put my hand in my pocket and you wont believe it the exact amount of Rs 35 came out of my pocket .
I handed it over to the Bawa.

This is our bond and we meet at crossroads of life.

While I was going to Pune last Sunday I got a call from the Bawa that he was at Abdul Rehman Dargah at Dongri for 3 days.But I could not meet him.

On my return from Pune I completely forgot about him ,and was going to Khar with my wife , I got a call on my phone and he was trying some other persons number but he connected to me.

This time he was staying for a few hours at Shastri Nagar Santa Cruz , the following morning he was leaving for Haji Pir Dargah in Kutch.
He wished if I could see him.

I left my wife to do her work for which she had come and I set out to meet Zanjirwale Bawa towards Santa Cruz which was on my route.
He was on the 6 th floor the lift had broken down so I walked up the steps , and its here that I shot his hands.

Enchained To Memories Of Ghame Hussain

a bawa
a beggar
poet in chains
on the sounds
of silence
on the chant of
ya hussain
ya hussain
syede sajjad
burning sands
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
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

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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 him since a long time .

He carries a razor sharp blade that he hits hs head with to the chant of Ya Hussain..

Zanjir Baw Sufi Bawa in Chains is a set at my Flickr photostream.

Last I met him a hijra was taking care of him as his Murid.

The hijra community treat him with great respect and reverence..