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Matam For The Martyrdom of Imam Ali Recited By Marziya Shakir -21 Ramzan

Matam For The Martyrdom of Imam Ali Recited By Marziya Shakir -21 Ramzan, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Mourning the Martyrdom of Imam Ali

On the 19th of Ramadan, while praying in the Great Mosque of Kufa, ImamAli was attacked by the Khawarij Abd-al-Rahman ibn Muljam. He was wounded by ibn Muljam's poison-coated sword while prostrating in the Fajr prayer.[109] Imam Ali ordered his sons not to attack the Kharijites, instead stipulating that if he survived, ibn Muljam would be pardoned whereas if he died, ibn Muljam should be given only one equal hit (regardless of whether or not he died from the hit).[110]
Imam Ali died a few days later on January 31, 661 (21 Ramadan 40 A.H).[109]Imam Hasan fulfilled Qisas and gave equal punishment to ibn Muljam upon Imam Ali's death.[

Matam For The Martyrdom of Imam Ali Recited By Marziya Shakir -21 Ramzan

Matam For The Martyrdom of Imam Ali Recited By Marziya Shakir -21 Ramzan, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Mourning the Martyrdom of Imam Ali

On the 19th of Ramadan, while praying in the Great Mosque of Kufa, ImamAli was attacked by the Khawarij Abd-al-Rahman ibn Muljam. He was wounded by ibn Muljam's poison-coated sword while prostrating in the Fajr prayer.[109] Imam Ali ordered his sons not to attack the Kharijites, instead stipulating that if he survived, ibn Muljam would be pardoned whereas if he died, ibn Muljam should be given only one equal hit (regardless of whether or not he died from the hit).[110]
Imam Ali died a few days later on January 31, 661 (21 Ramadan 40 A.H).[109]Imam Hasan fulfilled Qisas and gave equal punishment to ibn Muljam upon Imam Ali's death.[

The Eternal Pain Of The Muslim Beggar Of Bandra Bazar Road

The Eternal Pain Of The Muslim Beggar Of Bandra Bazar Road, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
He and Jaffar Bhai are the two senior beggars at the bazar , and though he calls me out in the mornings , I have never really talked to him, I dont know his name , I give him money I always do if I shoot their pictures or otherwise ..I do not have the common curiosity nor the inclination to find out more about the people I shoot .. and my pictures are only for the Internet .. no coffee table book, no exhibition.

And I would kill myself before making them stand next to a poster of an American Hollywood actor ,, it would be demeaning their Indianess , their fundamental right to be what they are .. just human beings caught in a mouse trap.

I have over 282000 images at my Flickr photostream, , and some pictures I have completely removed from public view as Flickr cannot address the issue of people stealing our pictures at Flickr itself, pleading your cause with Yahoo Copyright make…

Ma Sabr Kar ..Acche Din Zaroor Ayenge

Ma Sabr Kar ..Acche Din Zaroor Ayenge, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. bure din beet jayenge
acche din laut ayenge
haq se jeena insaniyat
ke sunehra panne naye
daur ke intizar main
jag jayenge,,,,phir eid
maayenge ...sheer
korma maze se khayenge

As Muslims We Are Divided By Wealth , Religious Bias , And Sectarian Hate

As Muslims We Are Divided By Wealth , Religious Bias , And Sectarian Hate, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
who really cares
to know whether
a beggar is hungry
or what she ate
time for prayers
sitting on his high
horse albeit
he is getting late
for his best friend
he has time to wait
in other parts it is
time for settling scores
shoot kill murder hate
on revered holy shrines of
the shias bombs detonate '
but for 1400 years the name
of Ali they could not erase
Allah be praised ...each time
from the pulpit they vowed
to remove Hyders trace
but he resurfaced ..murdered
killed in a mosque ..martyred
but still alive in time and space

ALLAH HUMA LAAAN QATALATAL AMEERUL MOMENEEN A.S
COUNTLESS LANAT ON ibne muljim malaoon... our chosen phrase ..

The Beggar of Bandra Hill Road And His Beggar Dog

Muslim Beggars of Mahim Dargah

The 4 Leg Muslim Beggar of Dhai Djinn Ka Jhopda Ajmer

The Muslim Beggars of Hussain Tekri Jaorah MP

The Muslim Beggars of Hussain Tekri Jaorah MP, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Another place famous for beggars is Hussain Tekri Jaorah Madhya Pradesh , and you find them in hordes during Chehlum , the Shia mourning period of 40 day of the Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain ,, grandson of the Holy Prophet ..Imam Hussain was the son of Bibi Fatima daughter of the Holy Prophet ,Imam Hussains father was Imam Ali Ibn Talib cousin of the Holy Prophet .. Imam Ali too was martyred by Ibn Mulzim which the Shias celebrate as 21 Ramzan the saddest day for Shias allover the World.

Muslim Mother And Son And The Spirit Of Ramzan

The Beggars At Haji Malang ,,,

The Beggars At Haji Malang ,,,, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
At Haji Malang once a time one found lepers as this was a leper colony in the mountains , no motor able road , you have to climb on foot ,.but as this Holy Shrine became famous now all the land where once the leper colony existed has become prime land , there are some lepers living in thatched huts on the way to the iconic Holy Shrine .

Beggars at Haji Malang are both Hindus and Muslims and Bawas , Sufi monks or Malangs.

During the Urus this place has a lot of migrant beggar population it was here at the foothills I shot the Albino beggar family ... they have disappeared since then.

The Muslim Blind Beggar Of Bandra Bazar Road

The Muslim Blind Beggar Of Bandra Bazar Road, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Both he and his handler are from Murshidabad W Bengal, he is a beggar I shot for many years , a set on Flickr.com , he was operated on his eyes in Bandra thanks to the local Mosque , but the operation failed all three times,than he disappeared for 5 long years , he returned two years back, now much taller and in his teens.

They beg at the Hong Kong Bank Signal near Tiffin , or at Bandra Reclamation.

I have not spotted them this Ramzan..