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shiasm lucknow moharam


Ashura Lucknow 2007


This should be read as a photo journalist blog only, I am recording the rituals and customs of the Shias in India, who fervently mourn the Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain, favorite grandson of the Holy Prophet.
Imam Hussain did not pledge or sign the Treaty of Allegiance with Yazid , the Caliph of the Ummayad Dynasty,.
For this his head was decapitated , heads placed on spears, taken to Damascus , along with the women children in chains.
This was the earliest Arab barbarism, the bloodshed genocide at Karbala was nothing but the forerunner to Jehaddi Terrorism, that does not tolerate other religiosity.
As a modern liberal Muslim I see Moharam, the blood shed during the rituals not a penance or punishment but a 1400 year protest against the inhuman nature of a section of disgruntled and bigoted people hell bent on destroying the last vestige of Peace on this planet.
This should be read beneath the layer of blood that you see in my pictures.
I do not promote Shiasm, I shoot all religion but for me humanity is the core of my religious belief.
Hussain was Humanity.

Shah ast Hussain, Badshah ast Hussain
Deen ast Hussain, Deen Panah ast Hussain
Sardad na dad dast, dar dast-e-yazeed,
Haqaa key binaey La ila ast HussainAnd a rough translation -

Ruler is Hussain, Emperor is Hussain,
Faith is Hussain , guardian of faith is Hussain .
Offered his head and not the hand to Yazid.
‘Indeed, Hussain is the foundation of La-ilah
declaration that none but God is Absolute and Almighty)

Yesterday the Terrorists bombed a few places in the city of Bangalore, a few months back it was Ajmer Sharif and Jaipur.

Allah does not say Kill to be True Muslims.
The preachings of Tolerance no more exist , the Holy Scriptures have been misread and misinterpreted.
How soon you forget Kafeel Ahmed and ahe attempt to bomb Glasgow these by white collared fanatics brain washed for Misplaced Martyrdom.
Terrorism has no Religion it hates Humanity - Period.
The purtanical Muslims dont like to see Shiasm pictures of blood but pictures of Muslims killing Muslims is fine with them..
We all want our unborn children to come here and live and make a new world possible..today the fetus shudders at the threshold of a mothers womb.

What hurts me most is the Silence of the Lambs.
The Muslim society by their silence have allowed this mayhem to go out of hand.
This is Shiasm against Yazidiyat.

Yazidiyat means Terrorism, killing of innocent.
I am here at Fotothing after three years I do not want to create animosity or illwill, I may have my shortcomings or flaws but I am human a poet , a blogger a photographer.
I feel pain like all of you, but you cant change the evil in the world by closing your eyes.
Shiasm means more than blood that they shed.
No trance No drugs Just Ghame Hussain or Love of Imam Hussain
I have come back to Fotothing as it has a new vision.. a new management.

I may not like somebody's pictures but I have no right to muzzle someones creativity or freedom of Expression,I am not into Porn, so read me with some respect.
I show you a world as it exists in my part of the world.

Thanks .
Firoze Shakir .

Yesterday there were 15 bomb blasts I am told in the city of Ahmedabad in Gujrat.. This is terrorism against Humanity..
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