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Why Matam by Shias when maximum mourning period is 4 months?

How do Shias justify their Mourning(Matam) over Battle Of Karbala? We know that maximum mourning period of someone's death is 4 months 10 days (that too for a widow) but they do it every year. Please ...
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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 ...