i am muslim .. Islam is a great religion .. and this is a bad & wrong act..no one can understand it.. really muslims can not do like this acts .. Because it is a religion of peace[link] just a few people do that .... this is the truth.. 'I apologize because my English is a little weak'.
also on the comments, 1) i guess as long as someone does something that doesnt hurt others, on his own will, its pretty much their business... 2) they arent mourning just the martyrdom of ali, but the deaths in the battle of kerbala(includes imam hussein) 3) just like heavy metal, this is probably the last bastion of real men getting together and beating their chests... xD
im muslim too and sunit (dont know if that is spelled same in english) and very religous indeed
I can definately say that sunits do not make any crazy f**ing stuff like that! they transmitted an article on german tv some months ago and as long as i can remember these meetings are very common in Iran (not absolutely sure)!
4 u to know.. some time's people act like they dont know thing's to differ and distant them self from there original culture...which they feel ashame of, for some reason i dont understand... isnt that true ya ms.nagar?!
no it does not happen at all, because the majority here are Sunni muslims but there is a little bit of the Shi'a ppl. My friend once told me that he went to one of their gatherings & they do these kind of self punishment but in private.
Ah.. yes, before posting these pictures I didn't realise only Shia Muslims did this. Now I'm curious as to how many Shia Muslims are in the UK..
I've never really thought about the two groups individually before - it's funny how there can be so many branches of one religion.
self-flagellation... reaching higher realms of spirituality through pain... rubbish! Was Ali whipped? i didn't know that... but still causing yourself to feel pain is silly. You caught a great expression on that young man's face here, Tanya... he kinda looks lost...
i agree. you know, i really feel the need to say this... what you're doing is important!) i can't think of many others who are using their camera as you are! my dad was a navy photographer and when i was young he told me that photography was more than a tool... it was a voice, a point of view, a weapon even! i think you are something else i don't know if you hear that kinda thing alot, but your growth in this field stuns me. i may not comment on everything, but i could. you went from this women who took arty pics of her guitar to this social eye... it awesome! keep it up! i'm proud to know you... i know how that sounds but it's true when i see you shots i know what i think, but i'm always curious on what your opinion might be.... ok i'll stop now! bye tanya!
And no I don't get told stuff like that a lot, so it's much appreciated especially coming from someone who's watched me from pretty much the start. I guess it's people like you who have really seen my work and tastes develop..I'd almost forgotten those arty guitar pics and it's weird - I don't really have any motivation to do stuff like that now.
Your dad is right, and I'm glad you recognise what I do, because that stuff about being a social eye is exactly why I do this, so at least I know it's working
Thank you again! That's probably the nicest comment I've ever had.
I'm not saying this is right I'm only stating the fact that its thier lives ...If its wrong leave it for God to take care of it ..you sitting here saying this is wrong and thats wrong doesnt make you any better .....God will take care of it..and only God can judge !!!