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Moghul Masjid Shia Gadh of Mumbai

Moghul Masjid Shia Gadh of Mumbai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. The area surrounding the Moghul Masjid or Iranian Mosque during Moharam, Ashura and Chehlum becomes a virtual Shia fortress, or Gadh.
Surrounded by sabils, a sea of black clothes, children moving about with head bands, of Ya Ali Ya Hussain and Ya Abbas.
Little kids having their zanzirs and kamas sharpened by the road side whetting stonemen.
Zanjirs areo n sale along with chinese daggers for cutting the head.
The Shia head is a hard nut to crack.
It withstands stitches and deep gore.

Maulanas in their abhas move from one mosque to the other, a little ahead of Moghul Masjid is Imamiya Masjid, that has undergone drastic change and improvement thanks to Mr Abbas Kazmi celebrity criminal lawyer and convenor of this mosque.
He and members of this Hindustani Shia Mosque have done a lot for the poor, distributing notebooks and school books.They also have a marriage bureau for the Shia community to facilitate an eas…

Iranian Hamam or Bath 2002

Iranian Hamam or Bath 2002

Bibi ka Alam at Charminar

Bibi Ka Alam at Charminar

Bibi Ka Alam at Charminar, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. These were tough shots with my zanjir blades hanging from my waist my back bleeding and I took these rare shots

Bibi Ka Alam at Charminar Ashura Hyderabad 2004

Bibi Ka Alam at Charminar 2004 Ashura

Bibi Ka Alam at Charminar 2004 Ashura, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I had scourged my back and handing my camera bag to Sajjad bhai I rushed again with my camera to take this shot..

Sajjad Bhai Who Carried My Camera Bag And Helped Me Bibi Ka Alam Ashura Hyderabad 2004

Moharam in Hyderabad 2004

Moharam in Hyderabad 2004, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. These are pictures I shot during Ashura my first trip to Hyderabad 2004, here I was carrying a huge camera back , that Sajjad Hussain a Shia cop and a cousin of a friend Halu in Mumbai, helped me.

It was here I too scourged myself and this is the famous Bibi Ka Alam Juloos.

I never did get my negatives scanned as t was an expense I could not bear, so in this segment Scanned Memories , here at Flickr I expose you to a world , unposted pictures thanks to Dr Glenn Losack MD who presented me the Epson V500 Scanner thus making it possible to show you my world of pictorial quest...in photojournalism.

I shoot all religion, respecting all religiosities, I dont wear blinkers ,I shoot from the heart and I must add I have shot the best of Hinduism, and Christianity.

As a photo blogger I have tried to capture the seismic spirituality of the human soul.

As a Shia blogger I have refrained from being bogged in jingoism, or par…

What Is Moharam ?

What Is Moharam ?, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. article kind courtesy

moralsandethics.wordpress.com/2008/01/11/what-is-muharram/

What is Muharram ?
January 11, 2008 — moralsandethics



What is Muharram?

Muharram (Arabic: محرم) It is the first month of the Islamic calendar. Instead of joyous celebration, Muslims mark the beginning of the New Year by taking up the black attire of sorrow and participate in mourning gatherings in which the sacrifices of Husayn and his companions are commemorated.It is one of the four months of the year in which fighting is prohibited. Since the Islamic calendar is lunar, Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar.
Muharram is so called because it was unlawful to fight during this month; the word is derived from the word ‘haram’ meaning forbidden. It is held to be the most sacred of all the months, excluding Ramadan.It is the same month when Husayn, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, was brutally massacred…

Scanned Memories

Scanned Memories, a set on Flickr. Epson Perfection V500 Scanner
This was a gift to me from my American friend mentor guide and family Dr Glenn Losack MD to bring to life my 2000 negs and slides and share it with lovers of photography online.
I have yet to understand it full

Bhauji Lad Museum

9 Moharam 1000 Lights Mosque

9 Moharam 1000 Lights Mosque

9 Moharam 1000 Lights Mosque

The Sad Part of Shiasm They Invite Maulanas to their Cities Not Photographers or Bloggers

I Came Because She Called Me To Share Your Pain.. And Show it Too The Rest of the World

I Came Because She Called Me To Share Your Pain.. And Show it Too The Rest of the World, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. i got a message from a chennai shia..


nowadays shias dont do tabligh in anyway, they are just namesake shias i have seen a lot in chennai, but u left all your work and came to chennai to shoot muharram need to be appreciated...

Ao Ek Kam Karein Karbala Am Karein

Amma hamare nana ki ummat ne ki daga amma hamare khoon ko samjhte hain sab rava

Amma hamare nana ki ummat ne ki daga amma hamare khoon ko samjhte hain sab rava, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. beti ali ki turbate zehra pe ayi hai
kurta lahu bhara hua bhai ka laie hai
kehti hain ki aye hussain ki madar utho utho
zainab se karbala ka majra suno

Phir Ap Puchte Hain Ke Ham Shiya Kyon Rote Hain ?

Dr Abbas Ali Mir Son of Late Ali Master Recites Majlis at Chota Naksha

Dr Abbas Ali Mir Son of Late Ali Master Recites Majlis at Chota Naksha, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 158,126 items / 1,249,964 views


The Shia Chennais it is my humble view prefer Zakirs from Northern India but I found this son of Chennai soil Dr Abbas Ali Mir a powerful orator and to the point , his majlis made the human hearts cry.

I was lucky that when I came to Chennai I knew no one save Meesaq only through the internet , but than on my arrival I met a lot of Shias , and than I was introduced to Dr Abbas Ali Mir I stayed at his house savored his hospitality . he showed me parts of Shia Chennai.

He took me to Jigedevi Ag Matam and was a great guide and friend .. I owe a lot to him.

And because he is not net savvy I dont think he will read what I have written about him..

Thank you Dr Abbas Ali Mir .. Sada Khush Raho Mere Dost ..Best wishes to your Mother.

Dr Abbas Ali Mirs father the noted teacher Ali Master died on Eid e Ghadeer .

Dr Abbas Ali Mir Recites Majlis at Chota Naksha Chennai

When Shias Are Murdered by Muslims Persecuted There Wont Be Protest ByThe Muslim World .. Sad

When Shias Are Murdered by Muslims Persecuted There Wont Be Protest By The Muslim World .. Sad, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

239,469 items / 2,014,139 views

muslims love
 killing muslims
 what a shame,
yazidiyat has no
other name ...hatred
for humanity
in any society one
can never tame
pass the buck
pass the blame
 politically
backed spirituality
misplaced religiosity
name of the game
ramzan a holy month
of peace hope
 humanity defamed
a message of tolerance
tears on the soul
of islam..life alas
wont be the same

Is Aasrey Pe Dil-e-Beqarar Zinda Hai

Is Aasrey Pe Dil-e-Beqarar Zinda Hai, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Is Aasrey Pe Dil-e-Beqarar Zinda Hai

Koi Tou Ashqo'n Ka Umeedwar Zinda Hai

Gham-e-Hussain Ko Biddat Zara Sambhal K Kaho

Abhi Hussain Ka Ek Sogwaar Zinda hai

Hijrat ki shab Rasool(SAWW) k bistar pe bhi Ali(AS)

Hijrat ki shab Rasool(SAWW) k bistar pe bhi Ali(AS), a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Mehraab par Ali(AS) hein to mimbar pe bhi Ali(AS)
Ka'aba gawaah dosh-e-Payambar(SAWW) pe bhi Ali(AS)

Khandaq, Uhad, Hunain to Khaibar mein bhi Ali(AS)
Hijrat ki shab Rasool(SAWW) k bistar pe bhi Ali(AS)

Har jaa Ali(AS) mileingay na daaman bachaiye
Bachna Ali(AS) se hai to jahannum mein jaaiye

shamma se shamma jale, silsila jaari rahey hum rahe ya na rahe, ye azadari rahey......

Ae Shiyon Ke Mehman Khuda Hafizon O Nazir