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Why do Shia's hurt themselves during Muharram wen it is wrong to hurt urself in Islam

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    Hey i was just wondering why do Shia's hurt themselves or hit themselves during Muharram wen in Islam ur not allowed to hurt even a cm of urself. isn't selfharm Haraam for whatever reason?^o)
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    alot of shias do it to mourn for the death of the Khalifa.
    Allah has never said that you should put pain upon ursleves-
    but these people still hurt themselves, until blood comes out.
    They're mourning besucae they think tht if their ancestors hadnt left
    the Khalifa, he wouldnt have died so miserably.
    I'm soo sorry if I get somehting wrong here. But thats what Ive heard. =)
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    It's to show their respect and love for Hasan (one of their Imams) for all the trials and tribulations his been through.

    But why can't they show their respect innocuously? Why the need to smite themselves?

    I still fail to comprehend how Shia's justify this act of self-harm.
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    Not all Shi's do it.
    I'll just wait 'til some get on the thread to explain.
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    if it's against islam to "hurt even a cm of urself" then why do some muslim extremists feel the need to blow themselves, and many innocent Westerners, up?
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    (Original post by Zakaz)
    if it's against islam to "hurt even a cm of urself" then why do some muslim extremists feel the need to blow themselves, and many innocent Westerners, up?
    The ones who kill innocent people aren't classified in Islam as "Muslims"
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    (Original post by Zakaz)
    if it's against islam to "hurt even a cm of urself" then why do some muslim extremists feel the need to blow themselves, and many innocent Westerners, up?
    If it's against Islam to drink alcohol, why do some do it anyway?

    People don't always follow their relgion well.
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    (Original post by followme!)
    Hey i was just wondering why do Shia's hurt themselves or hit themselves during Muharram wen in Islam ur not allowed to hurt even a cm of urself. isn't selfharm Haraam for whatever reason?^o)
    Therefore, Shi'ite Muslims AREN'T Muslim.
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    (Original post by banksy)
    Therefore, Shi'ite Muslims AREN'T Muslim.
    Not all Shi'te Muslims do this. I know an Iraqi Shia who is a very good Muslim - doesn't wear the headscarf, but prays her five times a day prayers. My auntie is also a Shia and she is a really good Muslim too. There are minor differences between the beliefs of the two sects... but there can be obvious differences in the traditions and actions.
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    (Original post by The Basilisk)
    Not all Shi'te Muslims do this. I know an Iraqi Shia who is a very good Muslim - doesn't wear the headscarf, but prays her five times a day prayers.
    So, not really a very good Muslim is she.
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    my god! she DOESN'T wear the headscalf? ARGH!!!! :eek:

    Ever heard of being free?
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    (Original post by Zakaz)
    my god! she DOESN'T wear the headscalf? ARGH!!!! :eek:

    Ever heard of being free?
    You're assuming she's unfree if shes wearing a headscarf.
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    aye I am.


    on a side note; is that lovely picture in your profile a picture of you banksy?
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    (Original post by Dimez)
    It's to show their respect and love for Hasan (one of their Imams) for all the trials and tribulations his been through.

    But why can't they show their respect innocuously? Why the need to smite themselves?

    I still fail to comprehend how Shia's justify this act of self-harm.
    *Imam Hossein


    Where in the Qoran does it say a woman has to cover her hair?
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    (Original post by banksy)
    So, not really a very good Muslim is she.
    How can you judge anyone? Are you a very good one yourself?
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    (Original post by GandalfdaGoblin)
    How can you judge anyone? Are you a very good one yourself?
    By asking that, you would be judging me.
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    (Original post by Person)
    *Imam Hossein


    Where in the Qoran does it say a woman has to cover her hair?
    *Quran
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    (Original post by banksy)
    By asking that, you would be judging me.
    Really? Looks more like they're asking you to judge yourself. Note the use of the interrogative rather than the declarative.
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    Yes woman are not allowed to show any part of their body except their faces. If they feel free by following that rule I dont know why people bother.
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    (Original post by Ferret_messiah)
    Really? Looks more like they're asking you to judge yourself. Note the use of the interrogative rather than the declarative.
    I think I'm attracted to you.
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