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Chest Slapping

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Assalamualaikum.

Just a query:

Are there any traditions in which the Imams of Ahlulbayt PBUT did matam (chest slapping) for Aba Abdillah (عليه السلام) ?

Wassalam.

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3 hours ago, Zane Ibrahim said:

Assalamualaikum.

Just a query:

Are there any traditions in which the Imams of Ahlulbayt PBUT did matam (chest slapping) for Aba Abdillah (عليه السلام) ?

Wassalam.

I heard a lecture about this once from a sheikh who said there really isn’t any solid evidence for any imams doing such things at most they would hire a poet to read the narration and everyone would sit listen and shed tears calmly 

but the way I see it , it’s like drum music to a song , and percussion is allowed so nothing wrong with it

but I do not like the blood letting and displays of cutting etc that seems extreme and unnecessary and all’s brings about a bad image to the event looks barbaric to an outside viewer especially someone far away from knowing what’s going on, just looks like self mutilation 

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3 hours ago, Zane Ibrahim said:

Assalamualaikum.

Just a query:

Are there any traditions in which the Imams of Ahlulbayt PBUT did matam (chest slapping) for Aba Abdillah (عليه السلام) ?

Wassalam.

The following links are mentioned for your information:

http://www.shiapen.com/comprehensive/azadari-mourning-for-imam-hussain/hitting-ones-body.html

http://www.islamquest.net/en/archive/question/fa7443

wasalam

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Guest Psychological Warfare

There will be a time when, they will say crying is a sign of depression, or feeling sad in not good for you and having hours of lecture and mourning and Amal(rituals) just not productive in this Fast world. What will you do with these Image issues? Streamline to the Society? 

If so, remember the example of the Christians in Europe and the west. Easter egg hunt and Commercial interest will prevail, it will be a thing academic history or papers or lectures - Social Shia. After that just commercial Shia. 

Take lesson from the past and present and what is happening around you. 

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