The deranged Shia cleric Yasser al-Habib Attempts To Justify Heathen Firewalking Rituals

The deranged Shia cleric Yasser al-Habib (notorious for his ridiculous analogies, including one in which he conflates Islamic cupping with Shia self-harming rituals) advocates pagan Hindu Zoroastrian firewalking rituals based on fabrications attributed to the Ahlul-Bayt (peace be upon them) and playing with the emotions of the Shia.

Yasser al-Habib was asked on his official online platform:

Is there evidence to suggest that firewalking on the day of Ashura is commendable?

Dear Sheikh, you have confirmed, beyond a reasonable doubt, that bloodletting (tatbir) on the day of Ashura is recommended. And when asked about the practice of mudding (i.e., covering our face and clothes with mud), you provided sufficient and convincing answers as well.

What remains now is to ask you to provide strong evidence which suggests the practice of firewalking is also recommended on the Day of Ashura.

I know it reads like a pagan asking his priest about devilish rituals, but remember, we are dealing with Rafidism here, so don’t expect much.

Back to Yasser al-Habib, their beacon of knowledge, who provides his irrefutable and decisive proofs (lol):

Every act performed to commemorate the tragedy of the battle of Karbala and condole the Master of Martyrs, his household and his companions (peace be upon them) is a commendable act. The Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him) said:

to condole is the best of deeds.
Mustadrak al-Wasa’el, by Mirza al-Nouri, vol. 7, p. 210. It is narrated o,f Ghurar al-Hikam.

To make one’s body subject to the pain and heat of the fire is a potent way of feeling the pain and grief Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) felt on the day of Ashura. Ashura is an unmatched day of suffering and grief for them, and what better to express our sympathy than to share in the pain and suffering they continue to face?

This anti-Islamic satanic and foolish principle serves them as a leeway to justify any ritual, no matter how barbaric and pagan, in the name of ‘remembering Ahlul-Bayt’.

He continues by citing Shia reports (fabrication with no authentic chains of transmission even according to Shia hadith standards) in support of pagan firewalking rituals:

When the enemies of Allah attacked the women and children’s tents and lit them on fire, the fires burnt their clothes and bodies. The raging fires forced many to flee their tents and run barefooted into the scorching sands and through the debris of burning tents. Even before this took place, the Truthful Lady Fatima al-Zahra (Allah’s peace and blessings be upon her) was also subjected to the flames when Umar (may Allah curse him) set the door to her house on fire, burning her sacred face.

Even taking it at face value, how can any sane person accept such a ridiculous and false argument? According to the likes of Yasser al-Habib, because some women were allegedly forced to walk over scorching hot sand and burnt-down tents, this justifies an annual (!) firewalking ritual in which he and his followers prepare in advance to intentionally walk over fire! Only a mentally ill person would make such a silly comparison.
And what about the so-called burning of the holy face of Fatimah (peace be upon her)? Why not introduce a Shia ritual of burning your face right away? Can you see how foolish these turban devils are?
Like all pagans who have been deceived by Satan, Yasser al-Habib and his likes also believe that miracles have proven the correctness of their evil deeds:

As a means of reliving the countless tragedies of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them), the Shi’a walk on fire on the 11th night of the month of Muharram while saying: ‘’Ya Hussain…Ya Hussain!’’

Moreover, it is to everyone’s knowledge that this blessed ritual has a great impact on reviving the religion and denouncing injustice against the Master of Martyrs (may we be sacrificed for him). The suffering and sacrifice of Imam Hussain (peace be upon him) deserve all we can give.

What takes place each year is something miraculous and unusual; those who partake in the ritual do not suffer lasting wounds, and significant injuries as their wounds heal within an hour of the ritual. They are all included in the clemency, compassion and protection of their Master, the grandson of Allah’s Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him and his family). Also, this ritual, in particular, has had a significant role in guiding people to Islam and Wilaya (following the path of Ahl al-Bayt) after witnessing it.

Considering the points above, we realise that this blessed ritual is one of the most commendable acts. We praise Allah for granting us the ability to participate in performing this ritual each year.

The Office of Sheikh al-Habib

Millions upon millions have been deceived in seeing in evil ‘good’ and ‘spirituality and ‘devotion’ but it doesn’t change the fact that they have been deceived; what they perceive to be good is in reality evil and of demonic nature; evil deeds which Shaytan (Satan) has beautified for the misguided.

{Satan made their foul deeds seem alluring to them and barred them from the right way, though they were capable of seeing.} (Qur’an, 29:38)

Yasser al-Habib’s cognitive dissonance prevents him from realising that firewalking, mud-bathing, bloody self-flagellation, and other Iranian Safavid heresies won’t conquer the Ummah, let alone the world.


Firewalking and Horse rituals like Majoos, Hindus, and other pagans. A whole set of carnivalistic activities. The fire of Jahannam is awaiting them.

The Origin Of Shia Self-Flagellation Rituals: Paganism

And if you think that Yasser al-Habib is alone in his pagan and barbaric practices and that he is just an extremist loner representing no one but himself and his fringe group, then you are wrong. The reality is that senior Iranian ‘Ayatollahs’ with millions of followers justify the very same uncivilized and un-Islamic rituals as Yasser al-Habib.

Can we invoke imams directly like Catholics call on their saints directly?

Ayatullat: Yes!

Can we indulge in Hindu-esque mud-bathing and Majoosi firewalking rituals and self-flagellation in the name of Ahlul-Bayt?

Ayatullat: YES!

Can we call upon Allah alone?

Ayatullat: NO!

And this is the religion of the Rafidah for you, so seek refuge with Allah from it.