Ashura blood donation not self-flagellation
While a dark, violent and blood shedding images of Islam have been presented to the world in these days by western media and through the deviant and ignorant Muslims, True Muslims have to present the true face of Islam. Voluntary blood donation on the day of Ashura can provide a good opportunity to us to show a glimpse of the truth of Islam and true Muslims to the world. So by following the path of the Greatest Martyr (Imam Hussein [PBUH]) we present the glory of Islam to the world by donating our blood.
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Thus each year, Shia Muslims around the world follow the path of the greatest Martyr, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson (Imam Hussain [PBUH]) and donate their blood on the day of Ashura to save the lives of others and to present the reality of Islam.
There are some international and non-governmental campaigns of blood donation have been initiated at all over the world for blood donation on the day of Ashura and Arbaeen like “Shia Muslim’s blood donation” and “Who is Hussain blood donation” campaigns.
Although saving the lives of others through blood donation is undoubtedly recommended in Islam but some minority of people self-flagellate themselves with knives or swords on the day of Ashura instead of blood donation while such fabricated traditions have been prohibited by the greatest Shia scholars such as Imam Khamenei and Ayatullah Sistani. Self-flagellation is also forbidden by law in Iran but the powerful western media such as BBC, CNN and etc. still try to introduce Shia Muslim people through these minority of people!!