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Fatwa for the followers of Grand Ayatullah Sistani about Qama zani.

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

Grand Ayatullah Sistani
Grand Ayatullah Sistani

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 Sistani the issue of blood mourning rituals such as Tatbir and Zanjeer:

Question: I want to know the status of beating our backs with knives (Zanjeer) on the day of Ashura? What is it’s status in our Fiqh?

Answer: The philosophy of mourning during ‘Ashura’, is to respect the symbols of religion and remember the suffering of Imam Hussain, his companions, and his uprising to defend Islam and prevent the destruction of the religion by the Bani Umayyad dynasty. These rites must be done in such a way that in addition to serving that purpose, it draws the attention of others to these lofty goals. So those actions which are not understandable and cause misunderstandings and contempt for the religion must be avoided.

The following question was sent to the liaison office of Ayatullah Sistani in London (

Question: “Please tell me if cutting yourself in muharramfor Imam Husayn (as) is haraam or not.”

Answer: “Reviving Hussaini traditions is Mustahab but one is not allowed to Harm the body or the noble reputation of the Faith.”

The obligation of following the Hakim in issues such as this one. The Hakim in our era is Ayatullah Khamenei:

Question: “Are the ahkam wila’iya (orders of the juristic authority) of the Wali Faqih implemented upon all the Muslims globally or is it specific to the area of his authority?”

Answer: “The Hukm of the Mujtahid who fulfilled the criteria and is accepted by the general masses, is implemented without any bounds in what is related to ordaining society unless his mistake becomes apparent and was contrary to what is certainly proven from the Qur’an and Sunnah.”

“It is not permissible to abrogate/break the hukm (order/command/rule) of the (religious) governor/ruler (hakim), who meets all the necessary criterion (for governance/ruling), even by another mujtahid, except if it (the hukm) is contrary to what has been proven, with certainty, by the Qur’an and Sunnah.”

Minhaj al-Saleheen V. 1 page 15

Fatwa for the followers of Grand Ayatullah Sistani about Qama zani.
Fatwa for the followers of Grand Ayatullah Sistani 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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