The Youm e Ashura marks the days on the battle of Karbala and the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain RA and his family. It is indeed a dark day of Islamic history and no amount of time can help us overcome the grief of the barbaric treatment of our Prophet Muhammad’s family.
The family that dedicated the lives of its member to uphold Allah’s religion and principles. The family that stood their grounds in the face of danger. The family that was ready to sacrifice the lives of its members but did not compromise on morals.
The grief of Hussain is a grief that would continue throughout ages. No matter how many more centuries pass, the sorrow can never be forgotten. The Ahl e Bait, with their sacrifice, has kept the principles of Islam alive. In that sorrow, some of us depict symbolically, the matam that was presumably practiced by the women of the Ahl e Bait after they heard of Imam Hussain’s sacrifice.
Yet some people tend to go a little overboard with it and involve means that can seriously risk and injure those people. It is called “Tatbir” and it has been subject to major criticism from all muslims scholars.
In, what seems like a historic ruling, a popular religious leader of the sect, Ayatollah Khamenei has declared Tatbir as unlawful according the rules of Quran and Sunnah.
How can this be a form of mourning?
#Tatbir [#QameZani] is a fabricated tradition. It is among the issues that does not belong to the religion and undoubtedly God is not also pleased with such a practice.