Shia muslims mourn for the martyrdom anniversary of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain, on the day and night of Tasua in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain in Karbala
prayer in congregation in the front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussain 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…
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.
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.
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.