Why are the Shi’ah still torturing themselves in commemorating the death of Imam HUSEIN?
Answer: There are only three possibilities:
FIRST: The practice is a deception; they are aware that their Shi’ah forefathers are traitors and killers of Husein, then this needs to be covered up with the rituals of grieving and self torturing.
SECOND: They know that they are the ones who betrayed and murdered Husein, hence this deed is a form of remorse of a high degree for Husein.
THIRD: Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala punishes them for their treachery against Ali, Hasan and Husein, with the torment they do to themselves.
10th Muharram is a very phenomenal day. Why not, on this day men were divided into two groups; FIRST, the true followers of Rasulullah, they fast on this day, plus one day before or after it, in accordance with the instructions of Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘alaihi Wasallam (SAW).
SECOND, those who defy Rasulullah, on this day they are torturing themselves by beating their faces, chests, in fact even wounding their heads and shoulders until they bleed.
The first group, are the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah, they are the As-sawaad al-A’zham, they are the majority with the percentage of 80 to 90 % out of the total number of (supposedly) Muslims in the world that reaches 1.57 billions in 2009.
The second is Shi’ah with its various sects; Imamiyah-Rafidhah, Isma’iliyah, Nusiriyah, Ibadhiyah, Houtsiyah, etc, with the percentage of + 5.5 %.
Proof of Deviations in the Bloody Mourning Ceremony in the style of the Shi’ah Rafidhah the Majusi:
1. Defiance against Rasulullah (SAW).
Rasulullah (SAW) has forbidden the torturing of the self for the unfortunate event that befalls a person, in a hadith he said:
لَيْسَ مِنَّا مَنْ ضَرَبَ الْخُدُودَ وَشَقَّ الْجُيُوبَ وَدَعَا بِدَعْوَى الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ
"He is not one of us (one among the Ummah of Islam) who beat the cheeks or tore the front opening of the shirt or uttered the slogans of (the days of) Jahiliya (ignorance)."
[Saheeh Al Bukhari & Muslim]
And then he (SAW) added:
“A woman who bewails the dead, if she does not repent before she dies, she will be resurrected on the judgement day by wearing a coat made of hot copper and a jacket made of the disease of leprosy.” [HR. Muslim]
QUESTION : If Rasulullah stated that they are not from ‘our group’ (the Group of Rasulullah), so the Shi’ahs of Imamiah RAFIDHAH belong to whose group?
2. Tashabbuh (imitating) on the Kuffar In Their Rituals of Worship.
Rasulullah (SAW) said:
مَنْ تَشَبَّهَ بِقَوْمٍ فَهُوَ مِنْهُم
“Whoever resembles a people, then he belongs to them.” ( HR. Abu Dawud, no. 4031, and Ahmad : 2/50, 2/92 ).
In this case, they are imitating the Christians and Hindus.
Unless they claimed that the patent-right of this ritual is their innovation and finding. But, in this case, let it be them who compromise with the Christians and Hindus.
3. Al-Qur’an Confirms They Have Been Cheated And Are Deceived.
Allah Ta’ala says in Surah Al-Kahfi ; 103-104 , which means:
Say, [O Muhammad], “Shall we [believers] inform you of the greatest losers as to [their] deeds? (103)
[They are] those whose effort is lost in worldly life, while they think that they are doing well in work.” (104)
This is the fact; they think that this ritual is the best ibaadah, and proof of their true love for the Ahlul Bait. But what a pity, they are fooled.
4. This Bloody Mourning Ritual, Whose Teaching Is It?
Imam Husein Radhiyallahu ‘anhu and his offspring never did this, let alone to command it, in fact Imam Husein strictly forbade it. In the akhirah later, Imam Husein will claim of having to do with them.
So later they will regret it, in accordance with the verse of Allah, which means:
“[And they should consider that] when those who have been followed disassociate themselves from those who followed [them], and they [all] see the punishment, and cut off from them are the ties [of relationship], Those who followed will say, “If only we had another turn [at worldly life] so we could disassociate ourselves from them as they have disassociated themselves from us.” Thus will Allah show them their deeds as regrets upon them. And they are never to emerge from the Fire.” (QS.Al-Baqarah:167).
5. A Fake Love That Is Unjust
If the proof of the love for the Ahlul Bait is by observing the ceremonial of his death with this satanic ritual, then Ali bin Abi Thalib, the father of Husein, has an even more right to this ritual.
Indeed, the father of Husein (‘Ali bin Abi Thâlib Radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) was even more afdhal (prominent) for it. He also died in the state of being killed. However, they do not make the day of his death as a day of mourning just like the day of the death of Husein Radhiyallahu ‘anhuma (which is commemorated).
Is this not a bigger injustice, when they are adoring Husein exceeding his father, the Khalifah?
6. And Is Not Rasulullah More Deserving And Entitled To Be Commemorated?
Allah Azza wa Jalla has called Rasulullah (SAW) the chief of the sons of Adam in the dunya and akhirah, just as the earlier prophets had been. However, no one made the day he died as a day of mourning, or practised the deeds of the people from the Shiite sect on the day of the death of Husein.
No one mentioned that something happened before and after the days of his death, like what are mentioned by the Shi’ahs on the days of Husein’s death, such as the occurrence of an eclipse of the sun, the presence of red light in the sky and others.
In fact the Qur’an has asserted that iman, taqwa and love is not bound by the birth or death of Rasulullah. Allah says which means:
"Muhammad is not but a messenger. [Other] messengers have passed on before him. So if he was to die or be killed, would you turn back on your heels [to unbelief]? And he who turns back on his heels will never harm Allah at all; but Allah will reward the grateful." ( Aali Imran :144)
7. The Ayatus-Shi’ahs Have Deceived And Fooled Them.
Isn’t the love for Husein evidenced by torturing the self, so we challenge their Ayatu-Shi’ahs to perform this ritual. Come on Ali Khamane’i (Iran), Ali Sistani (Iraq), Hasan Nashrallat (Lebanon), Muqtadha Sadr (Iraq), please do the ritual of the self torturing which is done by your followers, if indeed you guys are truthful people!
8. The Price Of A Betrayal.
The GREATEST LIE OF HISTORY FABRICATED by the Shi’ahs is: that Husein Bin Ali was killed by Yazid.
Then WHO IS THE KILLER OF HUSEIN? We do not need to answer, enough are the Ayatu-Shi’ahs to answer it:
A Marji’ of the Shi’ahs Ayatullah Al-Uzhma Muhsin Al-Amin wrote: ” … And then Husein was given bai’ah by 20,000 people from the population of Iraq, and all of them lied to him, they were out while there was bai’ah at their necks, then they killed him.” (A’yaan Al-Shi’ah : vol. I, pg. 34)
IMAM HUSEIN said the last will to his sister Zainab: “O my beloved sister, I swear before you, so fulfill my vow! Don’t you tear up your clothes (because of my death), don’t you beat your face, also don’t cry out with words (woe to us.. we have lost indeed).” ( Mustadrak Al-Wasa’il : vol. I, pg. 144).
And then Imam HUSEIN made do’a for the destruction of the Shi’ah: “O Allah, If You give them enjoyment until the allotted time, then break them up into sects, make their ways diverse, and do not make any leader ridha (pleased) with them. Indeed they invited us to defend us, then they defected and made war against us.” ( Kashf-Al-Ghummah, vol II, pg. 18 &c38, I’lam Al-Waraa, authored by Al-Thabrasi, pg. 949, and Al-Irshad authored by Al-Mufid, pg. 241).
THE BOTTOM LINE IS, Imam HUSEIN acknowledged it was the Shi’ah who betrayed and would kill him, and he was very confident that he would be martyred on that day, thus he made the will and swore so that his death would not be commemorated in ways contrary to the Islamic Shari’ah. And in the end, he made do’a for the destruction of the Shi’ah.