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  1. Salam. I am advised to wear Hussaini shajri feroza. My question is: How hussaini shajri feroza is different from normal feroza? What are the Specific advantages of wearing it? How will it effect me? Price range of shajri feroza? Please share any negative effects that happened to anyone who has ever worn shajri feroza.
  2. I am Syed Abbas Ali and belongs to the family of Imam Jafar Sadiq. Basically My grand father had lost a major portion of our shajrah while migrating to Pakistan, and only a part containing 10 generations before me is left with him. None of his children (my uncles and my father) tried to complete it and he died when I was 2. My Far related grandfather (3rd Cousin to my grandfather) told me that My grandfather did tried to get the whole Shajrah back but was failed in this attempt as those of our relative in India and Lahore refused to provide us with that in fear of some sort of Property. Actually he is the one who told me that we belonged to Syed Qutb descendants who was descendant of Imam Jafar Saddiq and came from Iran or Afghanistan. My grandfather used to live in Jabalpur before seperation and his ancestors in Meeranpur, Jansath Tehsil, India. I tried to look back those Syeds in Meeranpur but found that They were Zaidis. Now I am totally Confused. I looked at a complete shajrah of Zaidis but couldn't find my ancestors name in it so we definitely belong to Jafris. "Syed Abbas s/o Syed Akhtar s/o Syed Aashiq s/o Syed Amjad s/o Syed Hasan s/o Syed Qasim s/o Syed Ameen s/o Syed Lal s/o Syed Dadan s/o Syed Qasim----- Syed Qutb (not mentioned but told to me)" Do anyone know Any book which has a complete shajrah of Jafris?? like those of Zaidis named "Shajrah Saadat e Barha"?? I am very Hopeful that you'll surely help me out. One thing I like to mention is that I'm a Sunni as my ancestors converted to Sunnism due to Taqiyya but many traditions and beliefs of Shia still exist in my family today. Please Anyone Help me.
  3. FOR THE LOVE OF HUSSAIN Amar Guriro HINDUS IN PAKISTAN’S SINDH PROVINCE JOIN THEIR MUSLIM BRETHREN IN MOURNING THE MARTYRDOM OF IMAM HUSSAIN. Shia Muslims across the world mark the Islamic month of Muharram with rallies and processions mourning the martyrdom of the grandsons of Islam’s Prophet. Clad in black, mourners gather around the alam—a banner depicting the Shia faith—and beat their chests to traditional laments such as ‘Ya Hussain.’ A similar scene played out in a remote town of Pakistan’s Sindh province at the advent of Muharram last week with one key difference—nearly half of the assembled mourners were Hindus. A small imambargah (mosque) in the Samaro town of Umerkot district hosts the matchless gathering where Hindu mourners mingle with their Shia Muslim counterparts. Close to Pakistan’s border with India, nearly half the district’s population is Hindu, with local residents claiming the two communities have marked the holy month together for centuries. “It is more than just a religious observance, as Imam Hussain accomplished something that has no rival in recorded history,” said Kumar Sami, one of the Hindu participants who identified himself as a ‘Hussaini Hindu.’ “Our forefathers started this tradition of mourning [with the Shia Muslims] centuries ago and we are continuing it and will [continue] in the coming generations,” he added, describing Hussain as a devta (divine being) who sacrificed his life for humanity. Sectarian violence is on the rise in Pakistan, with the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan claiming earlier this year that religiously motivated violence had risen by more than a fifth in 2013. Around 97 percent of Pakistan’s 180 million population is Muslim, primarily Sunni, with Shia Muslims comprising approximately 20 percent. Violence against Shia Muslims has been growing in recent years, much of it led by extremist groups such as Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and the Pakistani Taliban. Despite the rising threat, Sindh province, which houses the bulk of the country’s Hindu population, has remained relatively calm. According to local residents, Hindus and Muslims in Sindh share cultural and religious values and intermingle without prejudice. In districts such as Mirpurkhas, where almost half the population is Hindu, Muslims celebrate traditional Hindu festivals, such as Holi and Diwali, alongside their neighbors, who join them in commemorating Eid. However, the bonhomie expressed by the self-proclaimed ‘Hindu Shia’ is unique. “Why should we object to their participation,” said Zaman Khaskheli, a Muslim resident of Samaro mourning alongside the Sami. “Imam [Hussain] was not just for Muslims, but for all of humanity. We are happy that are friends are mourning with us,” he added. The sentiment was echoed throughout theimambargah with Muslims hailing the participation of their Hindu neighbors. Belonging to the Sami community of approximately 30,000, according to elders, the ‘Hindu Shia’ reside in various districts of Sindh, including Dadu, Thatta, Badin, Tharparkar, Sanghar and Umerkot. They mark their belief by wearing nothing but black clothing their entire lives to mourn the incident at Karbala, when the forces of Yazid massacred Hussain and his supporters. They also participate in the ritual matam. The community is not indigenous to Sindh, according to Haresh Sami, a journalist with the Sindhi language Daily Sobh. He said the Sami people had traveled to the Subcontinent from northern Europe, including parts of Sweden, Norway and Finland, where the bulk of the community (estimated between 80,000 and 100,000) still resides. These days, many members of the community work as spiritual purifiers, carrying an iron pot filled with burning coals and benzoin resin to various shops and homes. The aroma emitted by the simmering benzoin is believed to disperse evil forces from the premises. Locals repay them with a token fee for their services. During the first 10 days of Muharram, the men of the Sami community gather at imambargahs to mourn while the women sit on the sidelines. No one cooks as part of the mourning and they only eat donatedniaz. Hindus who do not mourn participate by setting up facilities to provide water at the imambargahsand by distributing niaz. In Umerkot, members of the Malhi community manage several imambargahsand also arrange religious gatherings during Muharram. “We often visit imambargahs throughout the year for routine pooja (worship),” said Dilip Kumar Malhi, a resident of Malhi Paro in Umerkot. But while most Hindus are content to merely participate in the mourning alongside their Muslim brethren, one man is regarded as an Imam Hussain scholar and preaches at gatherings throughout the country. Heman Das, a self-proclaimed Haideri (follower of Hazrat Ali), is often invited by Shia Muslims across Pakistan to deliver sermons during Muharram. “I have been invited to attend gatherings throughout Pakistan, including Rawalpindi, Lahore, and Peshawar,” he says. “Not just Shias, but even Sunnis come to listen to me,” he added. The 82-year old, who wears black robes traditionally adopted by Muslim scholars, said he used to attend Muharram processions as a participant when he was a child. “That doesn’t mean I am not a Hindu, I am completely a good Hindu, but my love for Imam Hussain is based on research of religious books that have revealed that the Hindu god Shiva predicted Hussain’s arrival and sacrifices,” he said. “In 1977, while reading the Bhagavad Gita, the holy book of Hinduism, I found a forecast that was about Imam Hussain, so I became diehard follower and started reading more books on this subject,” he said. “Since then I have become a zakir to explain the importance of mourning,” he added. Haideri says he refuses to accept any fees for his talks, but if someone insists, he does not refuse them. Renowned historian Dr. Mubarak Ali says the Hindu practice of mourning alongside Shia Muslims is part of ingrained traditions. He told Newsweek the first Muslims who settled in Sindh had belonged to the Ismaili sect and knew they had to learn the local language to preach their religion. Their dedication to learning the local Sindhi language endeared them to the local Hindu population, he adds. “The Ismaili customs were rooted in tradition over religion, and these traditions were close to the local culture of Sindhi Hindus, attracting them to Muharram mourning and processions,” he added. http://newsweekpakistan.com/for-the-love-of-hussain/ ------ I had always heard about these 'Hindu Hussainis' from people. Thought I'd share. (salam)
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