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Ya Hussain

Ya Hussain, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 236,968 items / 1,987,526 views

Yā Hussain is an Arabic phrase used by Shia Muslims to invoke the memory or intervention of Hussain ibn Ali. It is especially used in the context of the Mourning of Muharram.


" Sadaqaton Ki Nishani Hussain a.s Hay ,
Duniya Me Inqilab Ka Bani Hussaina.s Hy... ,
Dushman Ko Jis Nay Apney Lahoo Say Shikast Di ,
Woh Mard E Haq Woh Haider a.s E Sani Hussain Hay"

shaheed-e-Karbala ki mominoN jab yaad aati hai tadap jaati hai duniya, khoon ke aansooN bahaati hai. Ya Hussain! Ya Hussain!

Mir Anis Remembered

Mir Anis Remembered, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. sourced from
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir_Anis

Mir Babar Ali Anis (Urdu: میر بابر علی انیس) was a renowned Urdu poet. He was born in Faizabad in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in 1803 and died in 1874.

His father, Mir Khaliq who was a famous poet and litterateur, took personal interest in the education and upbringing of his son, and entrusted him to the care of reputed contemporary teachers, Mir Najaf Ali Faizabadi and Maulvi Hyder Ali Lucknavi. In addition, Anees's mother who was an educated and pious lady, played a significant role in shaping the personality of the boy poet. But above all, it was the boy's own instinctive urge for learning and literature that made him an accomplished poet, proficient in Arabic, Persian and Islamic scriptures, and well-versed in logic, literature and philosophy. Poetry came to him as ancestral heritage, for his forbears, going back to his great grandfather, were emi…

Every Land Is Karbala Everyday is Ashura

Every Land Is Karbala Everyday is Ashura, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 236,968 items / 1,987,526 views

The Day of Ashura (Arabic: ???????? ?Ashura’; Persian: ??????; Turkish: Asure Günü) is on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram.
It is commemorated by Shi'a Muslims as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH (October 10, 680 CE).[1] According to Sunni Muslim tradition, Muhammad fasted on this day and asked other people to fast.[2][3]
In some Shi'a regions of Muslim countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Lebanon, and Bahrain, the Commemoration of Husayn ibn Ali has become a national holiday and most ethnic and religious communities participate in it. Even in predominantly Hindu country like India, Ashura (10th day in the month of Muharram) is a public holiday.


The roo…

Ashura Lucknow 2007

Ashura Lucknow 2007, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. The Day of Ashura (عاشوراء transliteration: ʻĀshūrā’, Ashura, Ashoura, and other spellings) is on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram but not the Islamic month.

It is commemorated by the Shi‘a as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH (December 10, 680 AD). Sunni Muslims believe that Moses fasted on that day to express gratitude to God for liberation of Israelites from Egypt. According to Sunni Muslim tradition, Muhammad fasted on this day and asked other people to fast.[2][3]

In some countries and regions such as Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Bahrain, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica Commemoration of Husayn ibn Ali has become a national holiday and all ethnic and religious communities participate in it.

The word ashura means simply tenth in Ara…

Synchronizing Pain Through a Healer Hussain

The Chant of Ya Hussain

The Chant of Ya Hussain, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 236,968 items / 1,987,522 views

Allah Ho Akbar
Shia children
are immune to pain
cut scourge bruise bleed
healed by the chant
of ya hussain
ya hussain
ya hussain

You Shoot Life I Shoot Death

You Shoot Life I Shoot Death, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.


236,968 items / 1,987,372 views




a dreamer in death 
dreams not over yet 
alive on the Internet 
gasping for breath 
a life of pain 
suffering remorse 
he tried to forget 
borrowed life 
always in debt 

The Gate of Knowledge Begins With Ali

The Gate of Knowledge Begins With Ali, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. "ALI MUJHSE HAI" "MAIN ILM KA SHAHAR HUN ALI USKA DARWAZA HAI"

Baba Ramdev And Bollywoods Most Wanted Dam Madar Malang

Baba Ramdev Saab and The Barefeet Blogger of Mumbai

Baba Ramdev Saab and The Barefeet Blogger of Mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 204,111 items / 1,665,767 views

Before I begin I must add this picture could not have been possible without Bhavesh Rajnikant Panchmatia production executive.. I was at Famous Studios to meet Kailash Kher and Baba Ramdev was part of a musical show ..

When I finished with Kailash Kher and was on my way out I saw the press conference of Baba I took permission from Bhavesh to shoot it..

As soon as the press conference got over Baba Ramdev Saab spotted me instantly I am Xmas Tree on Diwali day thanks to my sartorial serendipity.
He asked me in Hindi .. Bhai Ap kidar ke Bawa ho.
I told him Dilon ke Bawa .. And I also told him I was a Dam Madar Malang who promotes Hope Hindutva as a Message of Peace and Humanity before I could say anything further he pulled me and hugged me..
So this my tryst with an icon of India Against Corruption and yoga.

My shop help who was holding my camera instantly sho…

Baba Ramdev Teaching Yoga To The Kids Press Conference

Baba Ramdev Press Conference Musical Show

Baba Ramdev Demonstrates Stomach Exercise

Media Notices Babas High Fashion Sandals

Shooting Hope and Hindutva As a Message of Peace -Two Street Photographers of Bandra

Shooting Hope and Hindutva As a Message of Peace -Two Street Photographers of Bandra, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Both Marziya Shakir street photographer 4 year old and her grand father the barefeet blogger shoot Hinduism , share the richness of diverse culture, rituals feasts and Hindu festivities...

The Malang at Hazrat Pedru Shah Baba Dargah