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Fatwa for the followers of Grand Ayatullah Sayed Abulqasim Al Khoei about Qama zani.

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

Fatwa for the followers of Grand Ayatullah Khoei about Qama zani.
Grand Ayatullah Sayed Abulqasim Al Khoei

Today People are so much confused about qama zani. They are doing qama zani matam and they are not sure whether that kinda matam is allowed in islam or not. The following are the verdits of Grand Ayatullah Khoei  the issue of blood mourning rituals such as Tatbir and Zanjeer:


Grand Ayatullah Khoei :- “If blood matam and hitting oneself with chains, which are practiced in Muharram, cause serious harm, or harm or ridicule the religion and sect then it is impermissible.”


Al-Masa’il al-Shar’iyah, istifta’at Imam Khoei, al-Ibadat and al-Tariq al-Najah, v.2, p.445.

Question :- During the days of Muharram particularly on Ashurah, the Shiah people hurt their backs with “Qameh” or chain, which is a bunch of small chains. Each chain is about 16 to 18 cm long. Each chain has a sharp small knife fixed in it. These people take off their shirts, and start hitting this “Qameh” on their back continuously for sometime, whilst saying, “Ya Hussain”(as). As a result their body bleeds very badly. Even their slacks or shalwars become wet with blood.

Regarding this action we have some questions as follows:

(a) What is the order of the shariah about hitting (with) such “Qameh” or chains? Please explain in detail. Answer: Bisimihi Taala. This action has not been mentioned anywhere in the Holy Shariah. Not only that, but in any case it causes damage and becomes a source of mockery for the others, it is haraam.

(b) Some people later on go and offer the prayer in the same clothes soaked with their blood. If someone raises any objection, they answer that this blood which has been shed in the name of Hazrat Imam Hussain (a) thorough the chain or qameh is not najis (ritually impure). Therefore there is no problem in reciting the prayer with this blood. It is humbly requested to your honour to explain the order of the shariah in extensive detail on this matter. Answer: Bismihi Taaala. As far as the taharat (purity) is concerned, this type of blood is not exempted, but it is just like the other blood of human beings in general and it does not make any difference. Stamped: 18th Jumādā al-Ūlā 1409 AH. Ayatullah Khoei.



Fatwa for the followers of Grand Ayatullah Sayed Abulqasim Al Khoei about Qama zani.
Fatwa for the followers of Grand Ayatullah Sayed Abulqasim Al Khoei about Qama zani.

رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا إِنَّكَ أَنتَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّعَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُمْ

وَالْعَنْ أَعْدَائَهُمْ اَجْمَعِيْن

🤲 اللھم عجل لولیک الفرج(ع)🤲

التماس دعا

فی امان لله

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