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Why some Muslims are against mourning the martyrdom of Imam Hussain(a.s.) and his companions? [closed]

Some groups of Muslims look at mourning for Imam Hussain(a.s) as something unacceptable in Islam or bidah. What is there reasoning behind there thinking even knowing that Prophet Mohammad said ...
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Is it permissible to make shabih(replica) of taboot (bier), zari and a'lam(Islamic flag)?

Shias (mostly in South-Asian countries) make replicas of taboot (biet), zari, zuljana and a'lam (Islamic flag) during Muharram processions. From where has this practice started and is it allowed in ...
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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 ...