What is your fatwa about doing matam and zanjir zani, especially the type of zanjir zani which may cause death.


As far as matam is concerned it is permitted as per universal laws and human nature, since it is quite natural that when one’s sorrow increases his hands go out of control at times and may hit face or chest – this is natural matam.
And as far as that zanjir-zani or qama is concerned which can cause death, our researcher jurists do not allow it because life is Allah’s sacred amaanat (trust) which He has granted for His worship, therefore it is not permitted to waste it. Allah commands that:

وَلاَ تُلْقُواْ بِأَيْدِيكُمْ إِلَى التَّهْلُكَةِ
“And make not your own hands contribute to (your) destruction” (Al-Baqara 2:195)