The men are seen hitting themselves with chains.
A group of extremely groomed Muslims have taken to a barbaric practise which involved hitting themselves with knife knitted chains.
Blood circulated the vicinity as the men engaged in the strange activities in the presence of curious onlookers.
To show how extreme it is, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, banned it in the country.
Gruesome images show some of these men with their backs soaked in blood, as they wielded blade infested chains.
This practice is far from universal among Shias and has been the subject of heated debate throughout the Muslim world.
Similar ceremonies is performed in a handful of other Shia mosques around Britain.