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!
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…
“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
May God hasten the reappearance of Imam Mahdi
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
“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).
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.
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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Listen to Ziyarat Ashura by one of the links bellow:
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.
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!
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.
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.
The supreme leader of the Islamic republic of Iran made a speech about Ashura in 2008:
“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…
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:
Day of Ashura in 2014 in Karbala, near the Holy shrine of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (PBUH):
Ashura in the Holy shrine of Imam Hussain (PBUH) in Karbala, Iraq.
Prayer in Congregation on the day of Ashura in Karbala
Nazri food offered to the mourners on the day of Ashura in karbala.
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.
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).
Black-clad pilgrims are walking toward Karbala, where they will take part in the mourning ceremonies around Imam Hossein’s holy shrine.
According to Iraqi authorities, some 17 million people have already arrived in the holy city and a three million more are expected for Saturday.