Shi’ite Muslims Donate Blood on Ashura + Photos

In Islam, saving human life and helping others against affliction are always enjoined. In the holy #Quran God says, “Whosoever saves a human life, saves the life of the whole mankind” [5: 32].

The holy prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (pbuh), is the one who gave his life to save the whole mankind. He saved Islam by his blood. He revive Islam, the last version of the religion sent by God to save the humanity.

Thus every year, Shi’ite Muslims across the globe donate blood on the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain(PBUH) and all 72 of his companions on the day of Ashura.

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Ashura blood donation in Iran

In Iran, blood collection centers are open till midnight on Ashura day to collect blood from volunteers. According to a paper published in 2011 , more than 37,000 blood unites during Ashura day and the night before it were donated. This was 3.5 times more than average daily rate of blood donation in Iran.

Muslims people from other countries also deliberately participated in this movement on the day of Ashura. In Addition, there are some campaigns across the world for blood donation on Ashura day such as whoishussain.org.

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Ashura blood donation in Iran

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Ashura blood donation in Iran

ُShi’ite Muslims dressed in black participated in blood transfusion movement

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Ashura blood donation in Iran

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Ashura blood donation in Iran – A woman working in a blood collection center

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Ashura blood donation in Iran – Shia Muslims wait in queue to donate blood

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Ashura blood donation in Iran- Shia Muslims wait in queue to donate blood

Although the day of Ashura has become the most important day for blood donation in Islamic culture but there are not any especial days for saving people’s lives in the school of Imam Hussain (PBUH).

 

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