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the one year old street photographer canon 60 d user nerjis asif shakir

Moghul Masjid Imamwada Road ..Mumbai

Moghul Masjid Imamwada Road ..Mumbai

jis tarah ek zaat-e-Muhammad hai be-misaal paidaa hu’aa na hogaa ko’ii duusraa Ali

jis tarah ek zaat-e-Muhammad hai be-misaal paidaa hu’aa na hogaa ko’ii duusraa Ali, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Lyrics and Translation of Haq Ali Ali by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Ali imaam-e-manasto manam Ghulaam-e-Ali
hazaar jaan-e-giraamii fidaa-e-naam-e-Ali

Ali is the master of all, I am the slave of Ali
a thousand lives are to be sacrificed for Ali

Haidariam qalandaram mastam
bandaa-e-Murtaza Ali hastam
peshvaa-e-tamaam virdaaram
ke sage kuu-e-sher-e-yazdaanam

I belong to the Lion of God
I am an intoxicated ecstatic wandering dervish
I am a slave of Ali the Chosen One
I am the leader of all the drunkards [mystical intoxication]
As I am a dog in the street of the Lion of God [Sher-e Yazdaan is Persian for Lion of God].

kabhii diivaar hiltii hai, kabhii dar kaaNp jaataa hai
Ali kaa naam sun kar ab bhii Khaibar kaaNp jaataa hai

Sometimes the wall shakes, sometimes trembles the door
upon hearing the name of Ali, the fort of Khaibar trembles even now.

Note: During the battle for the …

Gemstones Haji Malang

Gemstones Haji Malang, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. No shop keeper at Haji Malang or any other place would have the stones that I have on my fingers , but yet the best collection of gemstones you can find in Chameli Bazar Jaipur.

I am crazy about Turquoise , Durre Najaf , Muehh Najaf ..the two stones on my fingers are known as Shivas eye.. they are naturally formed agates.I have the best collection of the Shivas eye.

The blue on my thumb is Lapis Lazuli..
The blackish brown is Muehh Najaf
The blue is Tibetan Turquoise from Ladakh

I also have a lot of amber kerba bought from Chor Bazar and from Iran..
I also have original coral from Formosa .

Shia Hindu or a Shia Pandit

Shia Hindu or a Shia Pandit, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 238,829 items / 2,009,842 views

but a believer
of hussain
all be it
a bleeding
head
a bleeding
back
wounds
closely knit
the sword
cuts
through flesh
with every hit
reverberating
strokes
of humanity
free palestine
free tibet
free mankind
from manacles
of slavery
a holy writ
every
land
karbala
every day
ashura
determination
formidable grit
to tyranny
oppression
we dont
surrender
or submit
yazid
who was
corrupt
mentally
unfit
it was
not the
throat
of hussain
it was
the throat
of islam
he did slit
a crime
through
shimr
he did
commit
blinkers
on their
consciousness
they know
it but wont
admit

A poet photograper no1

A poet photograper no1, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. man would be a super man
a better man
if he used his heart not his brain
trying to be god
it seems so plain
man is corrupted
because of his brain
he was meant to give pleasure
not bequeath pain
because of this
cutting the branch
on which he sits
it seems so plain
man a microcosm of mankind
going down the drain

flickr has given me a new life as a poet photographer

I shoot Pain!

I shoot Pain!, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Biblical Bricklaying
Adam and Eve
Abel and Cain
Than came the Messiah
A New Testament engrain
Treading in the silence
of his footsteps
A Holy Spirit boatswain
As for me with my camera
pictorial poetry entrain
searching for divinity
in a drop of a tear
in a blood stain
yes I shoot Pain
connected to a
personality
called Imam Hussain

Shia Samurai

Shia Samurai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. This was two years back on the streets of Mumbai Mazgaon, the 40th day of Imam Hussains Martyrdom known as Chehlum, I was shooting pictures, you can see my camcod camera bag in the frame.
I had cut my forehead was moving towards the Rehmatabad Shia cemetery where this mamoth procession of about 7 lac people converges.
I saw these people doing the sword matam, that I had never done , Kassim Hallori put the Iranian sword in my hand,I just took it not knowing how to wield it , while a videographer took this shot on my Nikon D 70..blurred but it tells a story..perhaps the lack of sharpness adds to my initiation into this self inflicting spirtual art form..

I got a new message from a Word Press member who has been my pillar of strength and support since the time I placed my head here in the hall of cybernetic ill fame.When I deleted my account here at Word Press he still encouraged me from afar, I think he is a gifted huma…

Quiet Flows the Dawn

Quiet Flows the Dawn, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. bleeding
unheeding
profusedly
superceeding
flows the Dawn
head barren
all shorn
a shia reborn
a rose
pricked
to death
by its own thorn
quiet flows the Dawn
bleeding
unheeding
enemies
of shiasm
say heretical
misleading
a grief
exceeding
beneat the blood
hussainiyat
not reading
quiet flows the Dawn
a poetry written in blood
bygone
a new border on the heart
of Karbala
redrawn
Ya Hussain
Ya Hussain
thus we mourn.

What is Pain?

What is Pain?, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. i asked
a bleeding drop of rain
glistening on a human window pane
the little droplet
prismatic
a burst open vein
said i reflect
karbala
a spirtual domain
to keep a covenant alive
of the holy prophet
his kith and kin was slain
it was preordained
shah ast hussain
badshah ast hussain
deen panah ast hussain
within these lines
entombed the story of pain
Sar dad, na dad dast, dar dast-e-yazeed,
haqqe bina la ilaha ast hussain
verily a thought humane
he gave his head not his hand
true Islam we thus retain
pain is hussainiyat
behind a bleeding membrane
with this sacrifice
yazidiyat he did restrain

The Sword Matam of Mumbai

The Sword Matam of Mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Matam is infliction of pain.
The sword matam is done in Iraq, in Mumbai it is done with a finesse , during Ashura at Imamambada Amin, the sowrd matam requires technique of wielding the sword right, this is not a flagellating blade, here at Amin there are veterans like Baqar that with a single slash requires 72 stitches, the flesh falls out of the body like minced pieces of mutton..
But on Chehlum , an Iranian gentleman brings 3 swords , originally tempered steel from Mashad Iran.
About 4 people use it, a senior Khoja Shia Mr Bundeally, Kassim Hallori, the Iranian kid in the earlier picture of this lot.
I was a newbie, but I gave it a go..criss crossed on my pictorial back are lines artistically drawn , a calligraphy of Pain.. a single name Ya Hussain..

Caught Between The Deep Sea And The Devil.. Right Of Transfer

MV Pavit May Come And Go But Besides Filth We Have Nothing to Show Aiego

MV Pavit To Have It Or Not To Have It..

Zuljana Zuljana Teeron Ko Di Panah

Zuljana Zuljana Teeron Ko Di Panah, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. “Hum ko Gham-e-Hussain (A.S) mien marna qabool hai,

Is raah mien mila hua patthar bhi phool hai.

Jannat na payenge Gham-e-Shabbir (A.S) ke baghair;

Bay hubb-e-Ahle-Bayt (A.S) ki shahi fuzool hai.

Barchhi laga na seene pe Akbar (A.S) ke, aey laeen,

Kya Tujh ko khabar naheen ki ye Shabih-e-Rasool (S.A.W.W.A) hai.

Ay Shimr qatl karnay se pehle yeh soch ley;

Ye Fatima (S.A) ka laal hai,Ibne Rasool (S.A.W.W.A) hai.

Jannat ki fikr ho mujhe, Khurshid,kis liye;

Jannat meray Hussain (A.S) ke qadmon ki dhool hai"......

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This Govenrnment is Of The People By The People But Alas Not For The People

This Govenrnment is Of The People By The People But Alas Not For The People, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. potholed fate of our children's future down the drain

Welcome MV Pavit to Mora Village Juhu Beach..

Welcome MV Pavit to Mora Village Juhu Beach.., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 195,764 items / 1,601,765 views

If a ship full of hoodlums, terrorists had to enter our territorial waters leave aside the security forces even our somnolent system of law administration would never know ..first it was MV Wisdom now Mumbai rains bring in a new guest MV Pavit I shot this today , it was high tide , I walked over the rocks from one end to reach the Mora village end I shot extensively and the dust on my CCD has given me a lot of problem but I shot it nonetheless..

Today was my fourth fast of Ramzan Mubarak.. so it was a tiring shoot and I was totally dehydrated too..I carried my Bandra Times Press Card and spoke Shudh Marathi so even with my turban rings etc the Mumbai cops let me through..

MV Pavit

MV Pavit, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

MV Pavit Frozen Time Soundless Rhyme

alam gaade jo paani par use abbas kehte hai...

alam gaade jo paani par use abbas kehte hai..., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 195,872 items / 1,602,731 views

wafa ko naaz ho jis par use abbas kehte hai,
lage jo saniye haider use abbas kehte hai,
alam patthar pe jo gaade use kehte hai sab haider,
alam gaade jo paani par use abbas kehte hai...

waheb abbas facebook

21 Ramzan Painful Memory on the Soul of Islam and Humanity

21 Ramzan Painful Memory on the Soul of Islam and Humanity, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 195,854 items / 1,602,477 views

Shooting Moharam Ghame Hussain is a legendary pain mammoth gigantic herculean and it crushes the soul of Man even a speck of dust like me a silhouette of nothingness and nothing else.

And on 21 Ramzan is shooting pain the mother of all pain the pain Of Imam Ali , head bowed to Allah and his head was slashed , a part a heart of Islam was slashed by the Father of Neo Islam that breeds on hate and sectarian strife..this is the beginning of my poetic tryst on the Internet that began of Muslims love killing Muslims per se..

This was one cruel act in the Mosque that gave a carte blanche to the rabid rogue Muslim to kill Shias with impunity mercilessly and partake of the fruits of the loom in Heaven with an added gift of 72 nubile Virgins..

I am not a religious scholar I chronicle the streets of pain , and I shoot hope trying to break free from a drop o…

Notunpalli Sarbojnin Durgotsab 2009 Bandra

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From Mahatma Gandhi To Mayank Gandhi ..

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