Today Islam has been politicised for personal gains

Today when i visited my friend Firoz shakir’s Blog i find he has just published one beautiful article… I would like to share feelings and thouthts with all of you.

Zuljana Islam at Crossroads




by photographerno1 Sat Jun 9 0:43 MST

Imam Hussain was the grandson of the Holy Prophet of Islam.After the passing away of the Prophet , there was a clamouring of power , though the Holy Prophet had inadvertently mentioned at Ghadir Qum Man Kunto Moula Ali Fazhaiun Moula , simply translated it meant give Ali the same respect as you give me.

shah ast Hussain


badshah ast hussain

However on his death , there was a political conspiracy, hatched in such a way that Ali lost his right to the Caliphate. Abubaker became the First Caliph of Islam.The followers of Ali could not take the disparage so a non temporal, spiritual post came into being called Imamat. Ali was the first Imaam..All the Imams died tragic death.The 12th Imam for the Shias is Hidden he is known as the Mahdi or Al Muntazar or Imam e Zamana .This is the irrevocable difference between Shias and Sunnis who form the majority Islamic sect.The Shia are about 15% scatterd in some countries but a majority in Iraq Iran Azaerbaijan.

Imam Hussain was asked to pay allegiance to the Caliph of his time Yazid of the Ummayad Caliphate, Hussain declined as Yazid was anti Islam corrupt and a despot. A battle took place between the warriors of Yazids army led by Shimr.. Imam Hussains 72 warriors, this was one of the most barbaric chapters of Islam, where not even a six month child of the imam was spared.Ali Asghar was shot down by an arrow with which you shoot wild life Water was blocked at the Euphrates, everyone was killed save a surviving sickly son of the Imam known as Sajjad or Zainul Abedin the ladies and the indomitable sister of the Imam , Bibi Zainab , a four year daughter Bibi Sakina . Imam Hussain was shot down by arrows, Zuljana his faithful steed taking the brunt of the attack, after that Shimr decapitated the Imams head , their clothes belongings looted, bodies trampled by horses, their head put up on spears, women children enslaved, taken to Damascus to the court of Yazid..

This was the beginning of Jehadi terrorism or Yazidiyat , in the name of Allah, this was the treatment meted out to the Holy Prophets family. In India when Alexandra conquered Porus, Alexandra asked him what treatment should I mete out to you..or how should I treat you. Porus replied a treatment befitting a King..this is Indian thought, hospitabilty to which Imam Hussain was enamoured, when he was stopped at Karbala before the carnage and genocide he told the Yazidi forces to allow him to go to Hindustan , where he said I know there are no Muslims, but yes there are human beings..he was talking of a land that belonged to Brahma Vishnu Mahadev..

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.So Moharam is not just about shedding blood , cutting foreheads , self flagellation, its about human dignity defying death ,upholding the principles of Truth..

Zuljana a four legged animal symbolises faithfulness that was lacking among the Yazidi forces , they knew the enemy they had come to crush was the grandson of the Holy Prophet but they impotently kept mum, like todays rulers Muftis , Islamic heads of State who watch the terror inflicted on Humanity, but have no balls to stand up collectively and say.. Stop this Carnage.This is not the Islam preached by the Holy Prophet..or his Imams.

This is the honest truth as I see it , Islam is at crossroads , it is a crusade not between the Cross or the Crescent , it is a crusade of Hate ,yes Muslims are bent on destroying Islam, Muslims love killing Muslims.. This is a picture of Zuljana at a Moharam Juloos.Every Juloos is incomplete without the Zuljana.

Today Islam has been politicised for personal gains , by vested interests,this mornings paper talked of a threat to India by a subsidiary of Al Qaeda called Qaeede Hind..this is criminalisation of a spirtual thought of Islam , this is satanism , the Shia shedding blood is called Heresy, the Puritanical Muslim killing Humanity is called Jehad.. For once I am shocked at the moderation of my Intelligence.. Yes I would rather be a Shia cutting myself up…shedding my own blood than asking little kids to decapitate Journalist heads, a dead Pearl of Wisdom..

June 9th, 2007

Muslims Love Killing Muslims.

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The Aathvi procession has an Alam or Standard in the front and in front of the Alam is the Reciter or Nohakar who recites melliflously the Noha paying tribute to the sacrifice of Imam Hussain, the bravery of Hazrat Abbas, thirst of Sakina, her admration and love  for her brave uncle who took her little pouch called Mashke Sakina to collect water from the River Euphrates and never came back cut down by Yazids accursed forces and the Mashke Sakina bleeding.. water mixed with blood, about Ali Asghar 6 months son of Imam Hussain  the arrow to his nimble throat instead of water.. the arrow shot by Harmullah, Kassam the son of Imam Hassan and his body slaughtered in a so many pieces ,  Ali Akbar another 18 yr old son of Imam Hussain and a lance in his chest, Ouno and Mohomed sons of Janabe Zainab, who  was so busy grieving for her Brothers woes never had tme to grieve for her her own sons, all the Imams 72 fighting members,  the women folk ,  specially Janabe Zainab watching from the curtain of the tent as Shimr leapt on the fallen body of Imam Hussain  decapitated him with a blunt dagger.. the last surviving son of the Imam the sickly Zainul Abeedeen who was spared.. made prisoner and the sheer inhuman attrocities , the pillage , the arson, the loot the plunder of the immediate family Of the Holy Prophet and the Sunnis cry foul on the Cartoons of the Holy Prophet.. by a Danish self centered egotist  Cartoonist..  their forefathers stoodin Silence  abetted in the most heinous crime ..against Truth, Justice and God and Godliness.
 This is not about Shia and Sunnie..Divide.
This is not about religious superiority
This is about Man and Mankind..
 the Man of the Ummayad Caliphate was not too kind or human either.

 Today a man who has committed genocide killed millions is treated with kid gloves is it a tacit understanding between Bush and Saddam Hussain.. that Saddam Hussain still calls the shots.. with boodied hands, is well fed, offers namaaz, roza.. and is living Martyr for the Sunni Cause.. Sunnis have everything but dont have Martyrs..they have Mecca, Medina and the only Martyrs are those that die year after year due to the negligence of the Saudi Authorities during the stampede at Haj Time..
And the Muslim world watches in shame as it needs its coffers to be replenished by Wahhabi benevolence and Charity.
I am the Cowardice of my religious race..
We fight other peoples battles  not our own..

Yes Muslims love kiling Muslims ..

Note: Comments by Firoz Shakir


I start a new gallery called Aathvi it happens on 8th Rabbilawwal the Muslim calendar a the Shias from the northern belt of India specially Uttar Pradesh Lucknow, and other areas commemorate the Martyrdom of the 11 th Imam Hazrat Hassan Askari

Aag Ka Matam Kazmain

aag ka matam

my own

my own

aag ka matam

The Fire Walk



The Fire walk at Kazmain..

Waiting in Vain

 my own,

Lucknow Azadari

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 This is top view of Kazmain built by the Nawabs..copying the Shrine of Imam Hussain as it exists in Iraq ..


Kazmain Top View
This is the view of the Karbala where the Chupp Tazzias are buried on Aathvi ..


This is Nawab the local photographer very aged man,  charges Rs 5 / per picture ,  he makes money by making guys pose with My friend Firoz shakir.


This was an interesting shot and quite dfferent .

Ashura At Bargah Hyderabad India



These are Alams or standards of the Imams..

A Pensive Moment Nawab Kothi

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A Pensive Moment Nawab Kothi

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The Alam at Nawab Kothi Hyderabad

Nawab Kothi Hyderabad

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