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What do Shi'a Muslims do in Ashura ? and Why they do it?

Why do Shi'a Muslims hit chests, slapping cheeks, hit shoulders with chains and, hit heads with swords and shed blood during Ashura? These reprehensible things forbidden by the Prophet (peace be upon ...
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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 haraam 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 do Shi'ites justify Matam (Self-flagellation) and Tatbir (Striking oneself with sword)?

Allaah 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.” ...