Blood flows in holy ceremony: Muslim devotees turn mosque floor red [GRAPHIC CONTENT]

Blood is seen on the floor of a mosque as Indian Shiite Muslims flagellate themselves during a holy procession.Shi’a Muslims all over the world pay their respects with the flowing of their blood as they mourn the slaying and martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammad.

 

He was killed by his political rivals along with 72 companions in the seventh century battle of Kerbala where some of the bodies of the dead were then mutilated.

The bloody floor of a mosque in New Delhi, India, as Shiite Muslims flagellate themselves today during a Muharram procession marking AshuraThe bloody floor of a mosque in New Delhi, India, as Shiite Muslims flagellate themselves today during a Muharram procession marking Ashura which mourns the killing of the prophet Mohammad’s grandson

 

Shiite Muslims flagellate themselves during a Muharram processionShiite Muslims flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession. Muharram is a month of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad

 

A Shiite Muslim whose face and torso is covered in blood, beats his chest A Shiite Muslim whose face and torso is covered in blood, beats his chest

 

 Mourning Iraqi Shiites at the Ashura ceremonies at the Kerbala mosque in Tehran, IranMourning Iraqi Shiites at the Ashura ceremonies at the Kerbala mosque in Tehran, Iran

The Muslims were taking part in processions in Mumbai and Chennai. Ashura is celebrated on the tenth day of the Islamic month of Muharram.

The processions also involve walking on burning coals and carrying a ‘Tazia’ – replica of the coffin of Hussein.

Some participants gather for ceremonial chest beating as a display of their devotion in remembrance of his suffering and to preach that oppression will not last.

In some Shi’a regions of Muslim countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Lebanon, and Bahrain, the commemoration has become a national holiday.

Most ethnic and religious communities participate even in a predominantly Hindu majority.

A Shiite at the Mumbai procession mourning the slaying of Imam HusseinA Shiite Muslim at the Mumbai procession mourning the slaying of Imam Hussein

 A scarred Shiite Muslim watches another mourner flagellate himself in Mumbai A scarred Shiite Muslim watches another mourner flagellate himself in Mumbai

 

 Bloodied devoted Shiite Muslims are watched by crowds during the ceremony in MumbaiBloodied devoted Shiite Muslims are watched by crowds during an Indian ceremony

Paramedics treat a Pakistani Shi'ite Muslim after he flagellated himself during an Ashura ceremony in RawalpindParamedics treat a Pakistani Shi’ite Muslim after he flagellated himself during an Ashura ceremony in Rawalpind

 

Tribute: Shiite Muslims carry a replica of the coffin of Imam Hussein during a Muharram procession in the northern Indian city of Allahabad Tribute: Shiite Muslims carry a replica of the coffin of Imam Hussein during a Muharram procession in the northern Indian city of Allahabad

– Daily Mail UK

28 COMMENTS

    • hey u there, please dont say that, this is never the teaching of islam,its an innovation which is not allowed in islam.How about someone who crucified his God(Jesus),thats a severe killing,worshipping what u killed with ur own hand.I am muslim but i swear i love Jesus more than u do.

  1. All these are shrik, I heard some other religions of the world join muslims 2 mark ashurah but this is strange. I beg this cite 2 watch & confirm their post coz I can’t shout or u want 2 get ur own fame thru violence? Pls we r enjoing ur news tell ur reporters 2 be significant. Thanks

  2. But y are my fellow brothers/sisters in Islam suprised about this,don’t you read the scriptures,what did the prophet(SAW) said about the number of sects,factions and innovations that wl be brought into islam before d end of time? And he said only one is the true islam am nt suprised abt niether d Alqaedas,d Boko harams,d shiites nor this and others cos its alrdy written.There’s more to come just strive to make the Best use of the Sunnah Sø that one wl nt go astray

  3. This is worst I can’t believe my eyes the worstest part is dat. Xristians that doesn’t understand islaM will thnk this is islam this is not islam it total shrik. U can never see this in the holy quran. Please xristians shld understand that this is not islam please is lam did not say we should slay our self because of the prophet. If u remember the prophet u are suppose to do (dua) prayer for him not slaying your self pls muslims that has sense should help correct and send to thers that this is not islam. Please my muslim brother and sister do this and ALLAH swt will reward u abundantly