Hitting ones self for Imam Husain (as)

مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ أَبِي الْعَلَاءِ الْخَفَّافِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَال‏   ….

وَ النِّسَاءُ نِسَاءُ الْأَنْصَارِ قَدْ خَدَشْنَ الْوُجُوهَ وَ نَشَرْنَ الشُّعُورَ وَ جَزَزْنَ النَّوَاصِيَ وَ خَرَقْنَ الْجُيُوبَ وَ حَزَمْنَ الْبُطُونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ (صلى الله عليه وآله) فَلَمَّا رَأَيْنَهُ قَالَ لَهُنَّ خَيْراً وَ أَمَرَهُنَّ أَنْ يَسْتَتِرْنَ وَ يَدْخُلْنَ مَنَازِلَهُنَّ

Narrated Muhammad bin Yahya from Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Isa from Ali bin Al-Hakam from Al-Husain bin Abi Alaa Al-Khafaaf from Abi Abdillah (as) who said: ... 

(Quoting only the required portion of a lengthy narration)

"The women of the Helpers had scratched their faces, and spread their hair, and placed dust upon their foreheads, and had torn the sides of their dresses, and tied their abdomens for (the grief for) Prophet (saww). So when He (saww) saw them, He (saww) said good things for them and told them to cover themselves up and enter their respective houses."

[Source: Al-Kafi, Vol. 8, Hadees. 502]
Hadees is Hasan/Saheeh. See Mirat Al-Uqool, Vol. 26, Pg. 431 - Hasan (Good) and May be Saheeh


We have a similar narration on the Shahadah of Imam Ali (as)

ونادى جبرئيل عليه السلام بين السماء والارض بصوت يسمعه كل مستيقظ: " تهدمت والله أركان الهدى، وانطمست والله نجوم السماء و أعلام التقى، وانفصمت والله العروة الوثقى، قتل ابن عم محمد المصطفى، قتل الوصي المجتبى، قتل علي المرتضى، قتل والله سيد الاوصياء، قتله أشقى الاشقياء " قال: فلما سمعت ام كلثوم نعي جبرئيل فلطمت على وجهها وخدها وشقت جيبها و صاحت: وا أبتاه وا علياه وامحمداه واسيداه

[Describing the event of Martyrdom of Imam Ali (as)]:

And Jibreel called out from between the sky and the earth, and all who were awake heard him:

"By Allah (swt), the pillars of guidance have been demolished. The stars of the sky and signs of the pious have been extinguished. By Allah (swt), the rope of Allah (swt) has been cut. The cousin of Mohammad al-Mustafa has been killed. The guardian al-Mujtaba has been killed. Ali al-Murtaza (as) has been killed. By Allah (swt) the chief of the guardians has been killed. He was killed by the most wretched of all the wretched."

When Umm-Kulsoom (sa) heard the announcement of Jibraeel , She hit her face and her cheek, tore the side of her dress and screamed ‘O Father, O Ali (as), O Mohammad (saw), O Sayyedah (sa). ..

[Source: Bihar al-Anwar, Vol, 42, Pg. 282]





 وَ قَدْ شَقَقْنَ الْجُيُوبَ وَ لَطَمْنَ الْخُدُودَ الْفَاطِمِيَّاتُ عَلَى الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ ع وَ عَلَى مِثْلِهِ تُلْطَمُ الْخُدُودُ وَ تُشَقُّ الْجُيُوب

(Quoting only the required portion of a lengthy narration)

Imam Sadiq (as) said:

"The family of Fatima (peace be upon her) tore off their collars/pockets (refers to tearing of part of the dress) and slapped their cheeks upon Hussain son of Ali (peace be upon them), upon the likes of Hussain (as), cheeks must [certainly] be slapped and collars must be torn"

[Source: Al-Tahthib, Vol. 8, Pg. 325]