Shia Muslims do not practice self-flagellation on Ashura

Despite what you  see in the Google image when you search the word of “Ashura”, Any self-mutilation such as self-flagellation with knives, chains or razors even walking on fire is definitely not allowed in Islam, but It seems this is the media policy showing Shia Muslims as violent as they can!

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Ritual self-flagellation is forbidden by Shia clerics such as Grand Ayatullah Khamenei who is the leader of Islamic Republic of Iran:

“blood matam (Self-flagellation) is a part of the culture that was made up. It is an issue that has no relation to religion and, without doubt, Allah is not happy with it. Read More…

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Mahdi-SaviourImam Mahdi is the last savior of man from the descendant of Imam Husayn (pbuh).

“prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said about Imam Mahdi: “If only one day of this world remained, God would lengthen that day, till he raised up in it a man who belongs to me or to my family whose name is the same as mine and fill the earth with equity and justice as it has been filled with oppression and tyranny

References: Sunan – Tirmidhi – Vo. 4, p. 438; Sunan – Abu Dawud, Hadith 4282 (in brief) and 4283
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May God hasten the reappearance of Imam Mahdi

Ashura

Every year on the day of Ashura, Millions of Muslims dressed in black, take to street to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson and his all companions.

This video shows one of the large gatherings and a mourning procession held by people in the north of Tehran on Ashura 2014.


A large gathering on the day of Ashura in the Martyr Tehrani Moqaddam square(Kaj square), Tehran, I.R.Iran

 

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“Listen to the good news about Mahdi!

 He will rise at the time when people will be faced with severe conflict and the earth will be hit by a violent quake. He will fill the earth with justice and equity as it is filled with injustice and tyranny. He will fill the hearts of his followers with devotion and will spread justice everywhere.”

-The holy prophet Muhammd

(Bihar Al-Anwar, Vol. 51, P. 74)

 

+Today I added a new category named “the last saviour ” to this blog, so you can see my images related to Imam Mahdi right from here In-sha-Allah.

May God hasten the reappearance of Imam Mahdi(PBUH).

When is Ashura 2015?

Ashura in 2015 is on Saturday, the 24th Oct.

The day of Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram(/Mohærræm/) which is the first month of Islamic calender.

Ashura marks the day in which prophet Muhammad’s grandson,Imam Husayn, and all 72 of his companions were violently martyred more than 14 centuries ago in Karbala thus every year on the day of Ashura, millions of mourners commemorate their martyrdom anniversary to memorize what Imam Husayn (PBUH) taught us: He taught us all how to stand up and resist oppression, monarchy, Shimrs, Yazids and Ibn Ziads of the the present time, the current age.

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Ashura in Iran

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Ziyarat Ashura

In contrast to other prayers which are said by Imams, Ziyarat Ashura came from God to the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through his angel, Gabriel. It means all the salutations to Imam Hussain (PBUH)  and his friends and all the curses to their murderers and to all the persecutors came from the great God and as we read Ziyarat Ashura, we actually say that we are not from the enemies of Imam Hussain (PBUH) and all the prophet Muhammad’s descendants and we want to be among their avengers helping the promised Mahdi.

Imam Sadiq (PBUH), the 6th Imam, recommended this Ziyarat to Safvan:

“Read Ziyarat Ashura and persist on reading it as I guarantee some good things for its readers:

1- Their Ziyarat will be accepted

2-Their perseverance will be thankful.

3-Their salutations will be received by Imam Hussain (PBUH)

4-Their wishes will gotten fulfilled by the great God and God dose not make them disappointed.”

(Ref.: Bihar-Al Anvar; V.98, p.300)

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Ziyarat Ashura

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Listen to Ziyarat Ashura by one of the links bellow:

Ziyarat Ashura by Mahdi Samavati

Ziyarat Ashura by Meisam Motiee

Ziyarat Ashura by Mahmoud Karimi

Yemen Under Attack

The crime against humanity has been started in Yemen during the war-free months by Saudi Arabia.

According to the news, Saudi Arabia’s attacks against the country have killed at least 4021 people and injured 7017 others since 26 March 2015. Based on the report, the casualties include 576 children and 261 women.

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Yemen Under Attack

 

Ashura Day

Every year on the day of Ashura, Millions of Muslims dressed in black, take to street to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson and his all companions.

These photos show a mourning procession held by people in one area in Tehran, Iran.

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Ashura in Iran

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Quote about Muharram

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Reference: (1995) The Ashura Uprising in the Words and Messages of Imam Khomeini.Tehran, Iran:The Institute for Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s Works

Ashura is not عاشورا!

As you may know, “Ashura” is English translation for “عاشورا” in Persian and Arabic languages, but when you search both titles separately on Google image, you will find the results completely different!

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The results of searching “عاشورا”

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How media show “Ashura”

If you notice to websites hosted the images  of the results, you will see that the most results of عاشورا are connected to Iranian websites in Persian language, but most of “Ashura” images are connected to western websites and famous media like IBTimes and The Telegraph.

The question is why such media depict a bloody Ashura and try to attribute this violence to Shia people while self-flagellation with knives or chains is absolutely impermissible in Islam as the command of the supreme leader of Iran, Imam Khamenei, and other clerics.

A Letter From The Leader to the Youth

Probably you have heard of an unexpected open letter from Iran supreme leader to the youth of Europe and North America. You can read the letter right from here by your own and connect it to a key event of Islam such as Ashura.

 Some key sentences of the letter is provided as images:

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Ashura and disseminating sadness and tears among people?!

Each year, on the tenth of Muharram, the first month in lunar calendar, Millions of people, dressed in black, take to the streets and mosques to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH), on a day known as Ashura.

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Ashura in Karbala

The supreme leader of the Islamic republic of Iran made a speech about Ashura in 2008:

“…I would like to make some statements regarding Muharram and Ashura. Muharram is one of the historical stages that I talked about. The Shia have made every effort to keep Ashura alive. As you see, for many years and centuries in succession never have the people following the Prophet’s (PBUH) household and believing in the Prophet’s (PBUH) household forgotten Imam Hussain’s memory, Imam Hussain’s name, Imam Hussain’s burial place and Imam Hussain’s mourning. Many efforts have been made to encourage people to forget the events of Ashura, but people never did so. You have heard the story of Motavakel and his blocking the way [to Karbala]. They have committed foolish acts and raised foolish objections. Throughout history, they have raised numerous seemingly scientific, emotional and experiential objections. Nevertheless, Shiites have kept them alive and must do so.
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Tears on Ashura

Why are you disseminating sadness, crying and tears among people?” They complain. This is not sadness and tears for the sake of sadness and tears. Read More…

Karbala in the words of the Prophet Muhammad

Congratulations to all believers in God for the birth anniversary of his last Messenger , the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his descendants).

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“My son is buried in a land called Karbala, a monument which has always been an Islamic Dome as there God saved the companions of the Prophet Noah from the hurricane.”

 -Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) (Kamil Al-Ziarat; p.269)

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و آله:

 “يُقْبَرُ ابْنِي بِأَرْضٍ يُقَالُ لَهَا كَرْبَلَاءُ هِيَ الْبُقْعَةُ الَّتِي كَانَتْ فِيهَا قُبَّةُ الْإِسْلَامِ الَّتِي نَجَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهَا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَعَ نُوحٍ فِي الطُّوفَانِ”

کامل الزیارات، صفحه 269

A man from the descendants of Imam Hussain

Today marks the leadership commencement anniversary of a man from the descendants of Imam Hussain (PBUH). A man who has been appointed as the 12th and the last Imam since 1176 years ago.

He is Imam Mahdi who has been living among us right now although we do not know him, but there is no doubt in his reappearance as God and his holy Prophets have promised:

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Quote about Imam Hussain by Mahatma Gandhi

The epic created by Imam Hussain (Peace be upon him) is eternal.  It continues to arouse human conscience and has not been limited to Muslims. It has inspired non-Muslims as well throughout the ages.

Mahatma Gandhi, who led the struggle for the independence of India from British rule, and who initiated the Non-Violent Movement, made the famous statement about Imam Hussain:

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More at Impact of Imam Hussain (PBUH) on Non-Muslims

Quote about Imam Hussain by Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens, the famous English writer of such prominent works as “Great Expectations”, “Hard Times”, and “David Copperfield”, has said about the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH):

“If Husain had fought to quench his worldly desires, as alleged by certain Christian critics, then I do not understand why his sister, wife, and children accompanied him. It stands to reason therefore, that he sacrificed purely for Islam.”

Ashura in Karbala

Day of Ashura in 2014 in Karbala, near the Holy shrine of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH):

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Ashura in the Holy shrine of Imam Hussain (PBUH) in Karbala, Iraq.

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Prayer in Congregation on the day of Ashura in Karbala

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Nazri food offered to the mourners on the day of Ashura in karbala.

 

On the way to Karbala -2

The latest photos of Arbaeen 2014 published :

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Arbaeen 2014 – Imam Khomeini photo on the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – on the way to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – polishing your shoes for the love of Imam Hussain

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20 million people in Karbala for Arbaeen 2014

According to the news of today, the estimated number of pilgrims flocking to the holy city of Karbala for Arbaeen 2014 was said to hit 20 million.

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Arbaeen night – 12th December 2014 in Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – in Karbala

More pilgrims from around the world are pouring into Karbala to commemorate the religious ceremony, which marks the 40th day after the anniversary of martyrdom of Prophet Mohammad’s grandson, Imam Hossein (PBUH).

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Arbaeen 2014 – Walking to Karbala

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Arbaeen 2014 – Walking to Karbala

Black-clad pilgrims are walking toward Karbala, where they will take part in the mourning ceremonies around Imam Hossein’s holy shrine.

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Arbaeen night – 12th December 2014 in Karbala

According to Iraqi authorities, some 17 million people have already arrived in the holy city and a three million more are expected for Saturday.

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