Sunday, December 16, 2012
Kal – kal jo gumnaam hai .. kal jo sunsaan hai .. kal jo anjaan hai ..kal jo veeran hai Main to kuch bhi nahi hoon .. Main to kuch bhi nahi
Pyar .. Pyar ik shaks ka bhi agar mil sake to badi cheez hai zindagi ke liye Aadmi ko magar ye bhi milta nahi ye bhi milta nahi.
Izzatain shohratain chahatain ulfatain koi bhi cheez duniya main rahti nahi aaj main hoon jahan kal koi aur tha .. aaj main hoon jahan kal koi aur tha Ye bhi ek daur hai woh bhi ek daur tha
Chehlum Arbaeen is the 40 Day of The Martyrdom of Imam Hussain, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Arba'een (Arabic: الأربعين, "forty") or Chehelom (Persian: چهلم "the fortieth [day]"), is one of the largest pilgrimage gatherings on Earth, in which over 10 million people go to the city of Karbala in Iraq. Arba'een, or Chehlom, is a Shia Muslim religious observation that occurs 40 days after the Day of Ashura. It commemorates the martyrdom of Hussein bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad which falls on the 20th day of the month of Safar. Husayn and 71 supporters died in the Battle of Karbala in the year 61 AH (680 CE), killed by Yazid I's army. Chehelom is also observed 40 days after the death of a family member or loved one. Forty days is the usual length of the time of mourning in many Islamic cultures.
The occasion reminds the faithful of the core message behind Husayn's martyrdom: establishing justice and fighting injustice, no matter what its incarnation—a message that strongly influenced subsequent Shi'a uprisings against the Umayyad and Abbasid rule.
In the first Arba'een gathering in the year 62 AH, Jabir ibn Abd-Allah, a companion of the Prophet, was one of the people who performed a pilgrimage to the burial site of Husayn. Due to his infirmity and probable blindness, he was accompanied by Atiyya bin Saad. His visit coincided with that of the surviving female members of the Prophet's family and Husayn's son and heir Imam Zain-ul-Abideen, who had all been held captive in Damascus by Yazid I, the Umayyad Caliph. Imam Zain-ul-Abideen had been too ill to participate in the Battle of Karbala. He later devoted his life to Azadari and spreading the message of Imam Hussain's supreme sacrifice.
The city of Karbala in Iraq, the third holy place of Shia Islam, is the center of the proceedings where, in a show of humility, many crawl through the streets of the city while others fall on their hands and knees as they approach the Shrines of Husayn and his brother Abbas ibn Ali. Many pilgrims travel miles on foot to reach Karbala.
Observance of Arba'een in Karbala was banned for many years when Saddam Hussein, was president of Iraq. For nearly 30 years under Saddam's regime it was forbidden to mark Arbaeen publicly in Iraq. Following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the observance in April 2003 was broadcast worldwide.
Arba'een is consistently among the largest peaceful gatherings in history. In 2008, approximately nine million religious observers converged on Karbala to commemorate Arba’een. However, in 2009, the number of people visiting Karbala on Arba'een significantly increased. According to the official website of BBC News and Press TV (Iran), over ten million people had reached the city of Karbala one or two days before Arba'een. The number of pilgrims was expected to rise to 18 million during the next two days.
Bhavana My Dear Friend Shot By My Grand Daughter Zinnia Fatima 14 month old, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
My wife is fed up of cameras I dont blame her , I was a camera collector with 275 cameras when I shut shop I had no place to keep them I sold them to a friend for a sum of Rs 17000.
I have no regrets .. it bought a smile on my wifes face.. I gave away all the twin lens reflex and Mamiyas and everything ..
Tha when Marziya my first grand child began shooting pictures my wife made a sour face but took it in her stride and than came Nerjis my second grand child children of my elder son Asif my wife freaked .
Nerjis Asif Shakir began shooting pictures assisted by me from her third month and is now adept in shooting people beggars etc.
And when my third grandchild Zinnia daughter of my youngest son Saif was born she was completely kept away from the camera but she used her toy camera like the real one we all ignored it ...
But today when Bhavana came home both my grand daughters shot her and Zinnia too wanted the camera she put the strap round her neck I held the camera she hit the shutter button..
So luckily my wife was not at home ..and the Shakir sisters are now all cameracentric in my family and we are all Canon users ...
I thanked God for being generous in his gifts to my family .. and the camera is the greatest instrument of peace .. with the camera and the pictures you shoot you travel round the world on the Internet .
God was confused he did not know whether to make me a Hindu Sufi Shia Christian or Jew He mixed all the colors made a color new.. He ad...
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