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Baluchi Kids ,,Sada Rahega Hussain Ka Gham

ye shor e giryan ye shor e matam
suni hui daastan e payham
ek aah bankar ubhar rahi hai
wo karbala ki sada e purnam
sada rahega....

uthay jo zilm o sitam ke jhonke
sawaal ye tha ke kaun roke
hussain ibne ali ke dar par
jami hui thi nigaahe aalam
sada rahega....

bada jo hadh se ghuroor e baatil
tadap utha phir hussain ka dil
chala haram ko watan se lekar
nidaye zainab banake parcham
sada rahega....

usoole fikr o amal ko moda
yazeediyat ke fasooh ko toda
har ek dewaar e zulm dhaakar
bana gaya deen ka qasre mohkam
sada rahega....

jafaon ka dil hila ke utha
jo qabr e asghar bana ke utha
jawan ki mayyat pe muskurakar
badal gaya fikre nasle adam
sada rahega....

sambhal ke tokay hamay zamana
guzar gaya daur taaziyana
ba ghaur sunle jahan waale
ab is alam ke hai paasban hum
sada rahega....

na ruk saki hai na ruk sakegi
aza e mazloom kya lutegi
dilon ki har ek dhadkano se
ubhar rahi hai sadaye matam
sada rahega....

sachey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynWlLwxfTFs

Lovers of Imam Hussain - The Shia Baluchis Imamwada Mumbai

The Shia Baluchis on Chehlum Day Mumbai

Lovers of Imam Hussain - The Shia Baluchis

The passion and love for Imam Hussain by the Baluchi Shias needs to be documented ,,the Baluchis who live in the distant suburbs of Thane Kalyan Kalwa come to participate in Chehlum 40 day of the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain at Imamwada Mumbai , you will see  them in groups sitting outside the Iranian Mosque Moghul Masjid dressed in black clothes ,,flowery prints , chubby kids and having Niyaz e Hussain..

I dont participate in Moharam in Mumbai so I have not seen them since 2011 ..but this race has fascinated me , it is robust and strong.. and you see them once a year during Chehlum only ,,

Most of the Baluchis accidentally get identified as Iranis ..but they have their ancestral pride and love for their heritage and roots ,, there were once many rich Baluchi businessmen .. you can see the ornate tiled Baluchi graves at the Rehmatabad Shia cemetery.

During the Urus of Haji Malang at Kalyan you will find Baluchi women selling glares outside the station.. they dont like being photographed…

The Shia Baluchis Lovers of Imam Hussain

The Shia Baluchis come from all over Maharashtra , predominantly from Kalyan Thane Kalwa area I know most of them as they sell glares etc at Kalyan station , and are a very honest enterprising hardworking race, fiercely proud of their Baluchi heritage and culture and tradition.

They come to Mumbai in hordes during the Chehlum Arbaeen feast of mourning for the Shias all over the world.

The Baluchi nobility lies buried in Rehmatabad Shia cemetery, their graves are made of ornate Iranian tiles and are really beautiful piece of art and creativity.

I have a lot of Shia Baluchi friends but have been unable to visit their Imambadas in Kalwa and Mumbra.

The Shia Baluchis hold pride of place in our Shia community they stay among themselves and hardly mix with the other Shias.

They are a peace loving community congenial polite and good natured .

Their children are absolutely living dolls ..

Arbaeen ,,, Chehlum..40 Day Of The Martyrdom Of Imam Hussain

Chehlum is intense among the Shias in India ,,I have shot Chehlum in Mumbai Hyderabad Lucknow Delhi and Hussain Tekti Jaorah till date ,, it is moment of grief profound pain in the memory of Imam Hussain grandson of the Holy Prophet , Imam Hussain was martyred at Karbala by the accursed forces of Yezid th Caliph of the Umayad Dynasty..
In every city where the Shias take part in Chehlum you will see a sea of black clothes , bleeding faces and bleeding backs due to Kamazani and Zanjir zani, matams during the procession .. from the Imambargahs till the Shia cemetery,,

The picture above was shot in Hyderabad ,,


(Arabic: الأربعين‎, "forty"), Chehelom (Persian: چهلم‎‎, Urdu: چہلم‎, "the fortieth [day]") or Qırxı, İmamın Qırxı (Azerbaijani: امامین قیرخی, "the fortieth of Imam") is a Shia Muslim religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura. It commemorates the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad, which falls on the 20th o…