The Making of #STUPIDITY
episode 1: LAtM & TATBIR
Since as far back as we can remember religious practices and ritual rights have played an important role in our daily lives.
Often we grow up not even questioning why we perform these acts in the first place.
What do the so called Shia Muslims gain in beating their chests and heads and striking themselves with sharp metal objects.
For those that practice Sufism how does spinning in circles elevate the self? In attaining higher levels of enlightenment? Or how about dancing in congregation to a rhythm of a beat?
In Hindu traditions what do you benefit from walking on hot coal or piercing your body with hooks?
Or what made hundreds of thousands of people suddenly join one of the most brutal organisations of the twenty first century?
Join us as we discover the truth behind some of the most questionable practices of our time.
#shia #shiism #tatbir #latmia #matam #nohay #sistani #karbala #muharram #imamhussain #crying #mourning #blood #majlis #scholars #ahlulbait #imams #mahdis #khomeni #khamenei #ayetollahs
Do not be surprised if you find yourself alone, for that is the sign of true knowledge
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says an estimated 750,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Syria returned to their homes in the first half of the current year, adding that the figure equals the amount for all of last year.
The UN refugee agency announced in a statement on Friday that the repatriations have taken place mostly in areas that Syrian government troops and allied fighters from popular defense groups have liberated from the clutches of foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants in the country’s northern province of Aleppo, central province of Homs as well as the southwestern province of Rif Dimashq.
UNHCR noted that the rate of returns this year has markedly outpaced that of 2017, when an estimated 760,000 people went back to homes they had been forced to run off.
The United Nations agency went on to state that it had “ramped up its capacity inside Syria” in anticipation that larger numbers of internally displaced people would return home in the wake of territorial gains scored by Syrian soldiers and their allies in battles against Takfiri militants. Credit to @shiawavespersian @shiawavesenglish
Photo Karbala Iraq (3 million children orphaned in Iraq. It’s like an entire generation of orphans. Extremely vulnerable to all sort of physical and psychological abuse. I just wonder what an innocent child must be thinking in his or her head, what hope he has for his future, when he lies down to sleep at night how he miss his mother or father, when he gets hungry or wants a toy who does he look up to. Hard hard reality of war. A war which has been conveniently termed as was unnecessary or undetermined. These children are not numbers, they are living breathing lives who deserve a chance.)
I wonder what figures we will see from Yemen and Syria #imamhussain #karbala #letsmakethisworldabetterplace #documentaryphotography #london #arbaeen #documentaryfilm #pakistan #instapic