Matam Self Flagellation from Mumbai, India, with Footage of Hacked Back Getting Stapled

Matam – the Self Flagellation phenomenon practiced by Shiite Muslims has been introduced on Best Gore before (also HERE). Matam involves devout men who are brave enough to do it, hacking their own backs with sharp swords. Video below is from 2010 Talwar Ka Matam celebrations in Mumbai, India. It depicts the act of hacking, … Continue reading “Matam Self Flagellation from Mumbai, India, with Footage of Hacked Back Getting Stapled”

New Video of Matam – Self Flagellation During the Mourning of Ashura

We’ve recently had a video of Shiite Muslims hacking their backs with swords on the Holy Day of Ashura posted on Best Gore, and here’s another one. This one was also filmed during the mourning of Ashura, a day which falls on the 10th day of Muharram – an important period of mourning in Shia … Continue reading “New Video of Matam – Self Flagellation During the Mourning of Ashura”

Shiite Muslims Hack Their Backs with Swords in Pakistan

I’m guessing the idea behind the way these Pakistani Shiite Muslims express their faith is similar to Afghani Shiite Muslims whipping their backs on the Holy Day of Ashoura. In this case, however there’s much more blood drawn because in Pakistan, the Shiite use actual swords to hack their backs with and they’re actually sharp. … Continue reading “Shiite Muslims Hack Their Backs with Swords in Pakistan”

Shiite Muslims Whip Their Backs Bloody on the Holy Day of Ashoura

To commemorate the death of Imam Hussein – grandson of Prophet Muhammad who died in the 7th century, Shiite Muslims from Afghanistan gathered in the nation’s capital city of Kabul and celebrated the holy day of Ashoura by whipping their backs bloody. Shiite Muslims believe that Imam Hussein sacrificed his life for all Muslims and … Continue reading “Shiite Muslims Whip Their Backs Bloody on the Holy Day of Ashoura”

Religious Self Flogging (Bloody Self Mutilation) in Philippines – Pics

Self Flogging or Self Flagellation is ritually performed in the Philippines during Holy Week (on Good Friday, before Easter). Young men would walk down the streets shirtless, whipping their own backs till blood is drawn and flesh is torn. Self flogging is performed to punish themselves for their own sins committed during the year. Whips … Continue reading “Religious Self Flogging (Bloody Self Mutilation) in Philippines – Pics”