The Bloody Ashura Rite

 The Day of Ashura is on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Mourning of Muharram.

The Bloody Ashura Rite

 To mark the final day of the Shiite Muslim festival of Ashura, boys and men flayed their backs with chains and razor blades.

It is commemorated by Shi'a Muslims as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH. According to Sunni Muslim tradition, Ibn Abbas narrates that Muhammad came to Madeenah and saw the Jews fasting on the day of ‘Ashoora’. He said, “What is this?” They said, “This is a good day, this is the day when Allah saved the Children of Israel from their enemy and Moosa fasted on this day.” He said, “We are closer to Moosa than you.” So he fasted on this day and told the people to fast.

In some Shi'a regions of Muslim countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Pakistan, the Commemoration of Husayn ibn Ali has become a national holiday and most ethnic and religious communities participate in it. Even in predominantly Hindu majority but secular country like India, Ashura (10th day in the month of Muharram) is a public holiday.

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The Bloody Ashura Rite
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March 14, 2013 at 11:07 AM

so fuckin stupid!! IGNORANT MOTHER FUCKERS!!! they are doing this in honer of the man that "SAVED" the children so what the fuck are they doing cutting their children up???? this is NOT in honer of anything.. this is a fuckin reason for them to make eachother and their children suffer like some sort of cult act... this will not make their "GOD" happy and they will ALL rot in HELL if only the real god could save these poor children NOW!!!!!

March 14, 2013 at 11:54 AM

These are Shiah, they are not Muslims nor do they follow Islam teaching nor connected to Islam. Sunni Muslim are totally different. FYI.

March 17, 2013 at 10:38 PM

I love this bloody shit, all hail Satan!

March 17, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Your beliefs are nonsense, abandon it for in the end, no one will save you. Do anything you wish. For if god exists, why would he let this happen? Explain concisely. All of you fool peoples will suffer. All of your handwork will vanish at the end of your life. Fools. Let them do what they want, let your sins eat you.

Why hast thou lies? Why hast thou speak such things?

immotrk missazch lucifash haish all!
gricke meech su hiell
si sale lucifash!

March 21, 2013 at 9:14 PM

They maybe stupid for us but for them it's not. Let them be. Who are we to judge their beliefs. For as long as they're not hurting anyone other than them then it's fine for me. By the way, I'm a Catholic. And I understand them. We don't have to bash other man's religion just because it's different from us.

@casshern cross: You have a good point too. But let us be. You don't have to lecture us with your own beliefs. We have our own beliefs too. Anyhow, Bless you my friend.

May 3, 2013 at 12:56 AM


November 14, 2013 at 3:46 AM

Dose anyone have the guts to hit oneself till you bleed, go try cut your finger & leave it unattended,you run for medical help, tetenus and the works. But he who beats himself with faith and conviction stands in a pool of blood totally unaware of any emotion, except love to his faith and cause. Miracle? yes.

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