Thousands of Ahl al-Bayt lovers have taken part in the Zanjeel self-flagellation ritual, in which chains with knives are hit on one's back, on the eighth of Muharram.
The lovers of Ahl al-Bayt come from all over the world to participate in these Husseini processions, amid an atmosphere of sadness over the calamity of Ashura.
The holy city of Karbala witnesses, every year, the participation of thousands of Shia in the self-flagellation rituals of Zanjeel and Tatbir.
The lovers of Ahlulbait, peace be upon them, practice the rituals of self-flagellation due to the sorrow they feel over the calamities of the family of the holy prophet, peace be upon them.
It is worth mentioning that the rituals are being practiced all over the world, in Islamic and non-Islamic countries.