Collection: Matami Zanjeer

"Matami Zanjeer" is a type of Matamdari mourning that is found within the practice of the Shia branch of Islam commemorating Azadari-e-Hussain as, in which they perform Matam by whipping their body with sharp Zanjeer. Such a ritual is based on the firm belief, devotion and love of the Shia Muslims community, representing the empathy with the pain and martyrdom of Imam Hussain (as) & his followers on the day of Ashura in Karbala. It is a moving act of lament that honors and remembers this ancient and still-storied babe and embodies the timeless spiritual and historical weight that visits the Shia in religious practice today.