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. Read More…
Self-flagellation is forbidden (Haram) in Islam. Great Shia scholars such as grand Ayatullah Khamenei who is the leader of Islamic Republic of Iran and Ayatullah Sistani, the Shia Leader in Iraq, have prohibited any self-mutilation such as self-flagellation with knives or chains (Tatbir) and even walking on fire. You can see their Fatwas (religious opinions) on tatbir.org
Previously I made several images about this prohibition and now I made some other images which contains the photos of some Shiite scholars who have prohibited such practice.
“Practicing Tatbir (i.e.self-flagellation) is one of the wrongdoings. I know that some people would say: “It was better for him not to mention Tatbir.” They would say: “Why do you Read More…
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…
The smallest martyr of Karbala was Imam Hussain’s six-month-old son, Hazrat Ali Asghar (PBUH), who was killed with a three-branched arrow on the day of Ashura while he was on the hands of Imam Hussain (PBUH).
Therefore, each year an special great ceremony is held all over the wold on The International day of Ali Asghar (or global day of Ali Asghar) to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Ali Asghar (PBUH).
These special ceremonies are conducted on the first Friday of Muharram in all the cities of Iran or on the first Sunday in other countries and a huge number of mothers with their babies join in although the famous broadcasting web sites such as BBC, huffingtonpost, independent and so on totally ignore theses great annually ceremonies!
Mothers usually dress their babies by green color to memorize Hazrat Ali Asghar (PBUH). The name of Hazrat Ali Asghar (PBUH) is also written on the black headband.
Why we never see these photos on the western media but we always see lots of the bloody photos of self-flagellation under the keyword of Ashura ?
Why they try to attribute these bloody self-flagellation performed by some minority of people to Shia Muslim people while self-flagellation is forbidden in Islam?
Day of Ashura in 2017 was marked by Muslim people in London, UK.
Muslim people in London, had some banners and placards against the ISIS or ISIL terrorist group during Ashura procession.
ISIS will lose and Love will win!
90% of ISIS victims have been Muslim.
Muslim girls and women also participated in Ashura procession to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain, the prophet Muhammad’s grandson on the day of Ashura in London in 2017.
Shia Muslim dressed in black took part in the Ashura procession and mourned for the martyrdom of Imam Hussain in peace. they did not self-flagellate themselves as some western media try to show it to the world.
Photos were taken from Luay al-Khatteeb Tweeter verified account.
Day of Ashura is the culmination of a ten day annual mourning period in the lunar month of Muharram for the prophet Muhammad’s grandson who was the third Shia Imam.
Today was the day of Ashura in 2017. On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims, traveling from worldwide descended on Karbala, to the holy shrine of Imam Hussain (PBUH) with officials putting their numbers at more than 3 million.
Ashura 2017: Shia Muslims mark the day of Ashura in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain in Karbala
Shia Muslims dressed in black, mourn for the martyrdom of Imam Hussain who was beheaded violently in thirsts and his body was left on the land, with horses running on him… All 72 of his men including his sons and families had already been beheaded one by one in front of his eyes. Read More…
Ashura 2016 is on Wednesday, the 12th of October.
The day of Ashura (/ʌʃuːrʌ /) is the 10th day of Muharram(/Mohærræm/) which is the first month in the Islamic calendar. As the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar and the Georgian calendar is a solar one, therefore each year, the day of Ashura falls in a different day in the Georgian calendar.
There is no day like Ashura. Day of Ashura marks the day in which thirty thousand people who consider themselves as the followers of the holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and who call themselves Muslims, gathered around the prophet’s grandson, Imam Husayn, shed his blood and all 72 of his companions and captured their women and children in more than 14 centuries ago in a land called Karbala.
People mourning and crying for the Imam Hussain’s martyrdom on the day of Ashura in the holy shrine of lady Fatima Masumah in the city of Qom, Iran. The text written on the placard is “Oh! Husayn was killed”
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.
In the name of God, The compassionate, The merciful
Self-injury in any ways is forbidden in Islam but If you Google search for images with the title of “Ashura”, you will find lots of bloody terrifying photos showing self-flagellation with chains, knives, swards or blades by some people who are claimed as Shia Muslim people!!
As the day of Ashura is marked by Muslim and Shia people in a completely different way, I made this blog to spread the truth to the extent of my ability and “God does not impose upon any soul a duty but to the extent of its ability” (The holy Quran; 2:286)
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Ashura is the tenth day of Muharram and Muharram is the first month in the Islamic calendar.
On the day of Ashura, in more than 14 centuries ago and in a place called Karbala which is now in Iraq, Imam Hussain (PBUH) who was the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) along with all 72 of his men including his family members gave everything they had in order to save the teachings of Islam from utter distortion and destruction.
The Imam Hussain’s six-month-old son was the smallest martyr on the day of Ashura. All women including lady Zainab, the Imam Hussain’s beloved sister and their children were captured on the day of Ashura following the martyrdom of their men in Karbala.
Imam Hussain himself said his goal before moving toward Iraq. He said that: “I did not rise up for the cause of wickedness, amusement, corruption or oppression, but I rose up to reform the Muslim community of my grandfather [Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)]. I want to promote virtue and prevent vice.”
Ashura is the day of grief and sorrow. Shia Muslims do not fast on Ashura day. Shia Muslims dress in black and take to the streets and mosques on Ashura day to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of the holy Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, remembering Imam Hussain as the symbol of freedom and dignity.
Shia Muslims in Iran and other countries donate blood on the day of Ashura more than the other days in a year. Read more and see photos
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