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shiasm head cutting kama zani tandav now public

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Tandav the Dance of Death

I shoot pain as I see pain the view finder of my karmic consciousness.

Every year in Moharam, the Shia festival that commemorates the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Holy Prophet of Islam, here in Mumbai and all over the world, I record the pain of my race ,this pain is the core of an intrinsic Shia thought called Ghame Hussain..

Shiasm for me and others like me is not a sect or a domain of religiosity, its a 1400 year protest against Yazidiyat, loosely translated Yazidiyat is a form of Terrorism, where at Karbala Imam Hussain and his family went through harrowing times , genocide , all because the Imam did now want to give allegiance to Yazid the Caliph of the Umayad Dynasty.. a despot , and a father of modern terrorism.

As a photo blogger I shot Moharam in most of the main cities of India Mumbai, Kolkatta, Lucknow ,Hyderabad, and Mehmoodabad..I do not glorify blood shedding but here it is done as a protest to wake the community from a eunuch silence , a silence that prevailed when Imam Hussain was being butchered and nobody raised his voice against this misdeed..Much has been done to erase this black chapter from Islamic history, and the puritans greatest enemy is not the American or the Jew it is the Shia..This is my personal view as a self made man of street survival and man comfortable with all religiosities save radicalism or fundamentalism..

I shoot all religiosity ,80% of my stuff is on Hinduism at my Flickr photo stream is in a collection called Hope and Hindutva.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/firozeshakir/collections/72157607303247556/

But as a protest against Yazidiyat I cut my head with a machete , I walk on fire.. rituals that I shall never give up..

All this is in my Shia collection at Flickr..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/firozeshakir/collections/72157607302875776/

you need to be signed in to see most of my stuff ..including the Naga Sadhus and Aghoris whom I have lived with..

Tandav is a dance of Death, that I do after I cut my head twice a year on Ashura and on Chehlum, on the Soul of Yazid and Shimr..I am a diabetic insulin dependent..My wound heals in two days ..at the most..

The propagation of peace through Shiasm is known as Hussainiyat

http://shah-ast-hussain.com/2009/02/04/link-to-my-ashura-kama-matam-video/

Shah -ast hussain is my Shia site ..but all my stuff is at Flickr..

http://shah-ast-hussain.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UIw34DTcvY&feature=channel_page


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 Hussain

Loosely translated

Ruler is Hussain, Emperor is Hussain,
Faith is Hussain , guardian of faith is Hussain .
Offered his head and not the hand to Yazid.

Truly, the mirror of faith is Hussain

http://razarumi.wordpress.com/2007/01/30/shah-ast-hussain/

ALL MY COLLECTIONS AT MY FLICKR PHOTO STREAM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/firozeshakir/collections/

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