Blood Donation Camp held at Dab Ganderbal instead of Self-Flagellation in Ashura Mourning.

Instead of self-flagellation, which has tainted the image of Islam in non-Muslims’ view, People of Dab Ganderbal donate their blood as religious vow during the mourning days of Muharram.
Youth Forum of Village Dab in Central Kashmir Ganderbal in association with SKIMS   today organized a voluntary blood donation camp during Moharrum to “subtly” discourage the new generation from using knives and chains while flagellating for the Martyrs of Karbala.
The Social Activist and Prolific Writer Syed Karar Hashmi Said,  We appreciate the Change in Youth and added that Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Khamenei has clearly outlined that self-flagellation is haram or banned in Islam. “Not only isn’t it an act of mourning, but it also spoils the image of mourning, added that Khamnaie also stresses, all followers of Islam should obey the order and avoid such moves that harm the Ahl ul-Bayt’s school of thought.”
The President Auqaf Syed Nazir Rizvi told that Such moves can help improve the negative image of Shiites’ mourning rituals, which are sometimes depicted by Western media through the images of self-flagellation. Our youth is ready to organize more such moves ahead for the cause of humanity.
Youth volunteers from different areas of Ganderbal and donors of the District participated in the day-long blood donation camp. Blood Donation camp Was established in Imam Bargah Sadat, 50 points of blood were donated in presence of Additional Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal SHO Shadipora and Auquaf President Syed Nazir Rizvi.
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