According to the fatwa issued by the Cadi Council’s meeting today, 1433 – ends by the Islamic (Hijri) lunar calendar. The beginning of the new year– the first of the Month of Muharram by Christian calendar falls on November 16, 2012 and Ashura on the 10th day of the Month of Muharram - on November 25, 2012. “On these mourning days in memory of Karbala martyrs, CMB Cadi Council offers condolences to all faithful people and asks Allah for patience of them and recommends conducting the mourning ceremonies worthy to Imam Hussain. It was noted that the khutbahs must be read in the honor of the Karbala martyrs and the memory of martyrs died for country must be commemorated. The people should keep the peace during the Ashura ceremonies in the mosques and shrines and pray for the Karbala martyrs, observe the discipline and order and avoid the actions not appreciated by Islam, actions like harming themselves with chains. Flagellants must not hurt themselves and not suggest it to others”.
The fatwa says that organizing of Blood donation campaign on the initiative of the Caucasian Muslims Board during the day of mourning must be an example as flagellation.