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Flagellating in Islam?

I came across to this video. Imam and people around him are flogging themselves. Why? What does this mean in Islam? any hadith or Quran to back this up? PS: I am not being funny or insulting ...
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Is tatbir (striking oneself by sword) unanimously declared haram by Shi'ite scholars?

In this question, I asked justification for tatbir (Striking oneself with sword) and Matam (Self-flagellation) in Shi'ite sect. The answer I received is that tatbir and any kind of harming to body is ...
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How does the Shia school of belief justify Matam (Self-flagellation) and Tatbir (Striking oneself with sword)?

Allah says in Qur'an: And do not kill yourselves. Verily Allaah is All-Merciful to you. [Surah An-Nisaa: 29] And He says: And do not throw yourselves into destruction with your own hands. ...