Tatbeer – Ban on bloodletting on Ashura

Imam Ahmad Alhasan (a.s) answered about Tatbeer (i.e. using sharpful tools or chains to hit oneself and blood comes out, it is different from Latum that is okay) :
“Tatbeer itself if it was a simple wound only to let out blood and it doesn’t cause harm to the believer, then it’s valid
but if it was a reason to alienate simple people from islam or to slander the islam, then it’s invalid and this is what is happening today.
STatbeer itself if it was a simple wound only to let out blood and it doesn’t cause harm to the believer, then it’s valid
but if it was a reason to alienate simple people from islam or to slander the islam, then it’s invalid and this is what is happening today.
So who wants to do Tatbeer, he can do it in his house away from the eyes of people; thus, this is better as his work will be devoted for Allah if he really asked for the face of Allah by his work.
Whereas who does it in an arranged and grouped form and in front of simple people especially the dissenting people and non-muslims , then they are causing people to alienate from Islam and thus their work is HARAM””.

Ahmad Alhasan

What is the verdict of Sayyed Ahmad Al-Hassan regarding the Tatbeer in consolation (3az’a)?

Imam Ahmad Alhasan a.s said: Bism illah arRahman arRaheem
Wa Alhamdulillah Rab Al’Alameen,
Wa Salla Allah 3ala Muhammad Wa Al Muhammad Al-‘Aimeh wa Al-Mahdyeen Wa sallem Tasleemah

It’s is better to avoid it, May Allah grant you success, even if it doesn’t cause a considerable harm to the body.

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