This Picture shows that all the devoties of Hazrat Imam Hussain do Matam in the sorrow and grief of Hazrat Imam Hussain Shahadat.
The Arabic term matam refers in general to any act or gesture of mourning in Shia Islam the term designates acts of lamentation for the martyrs of Karbala.
There are two basic forms of matam,
- matam using one’s hands only, that is, sineh-zani or breast-beating
- matam with implements like chains, knives, swords and blades, that is, zanjeer-zani, qama-zani, etc.