I’m going to present to you what the mentally deranged consider Islamic bloodletting/Hijamah. Today’s featured Hawzawite clown is the infamous “Sheikh Yasser al-Habib”. According to him and his likes, in the 16th century invented (and from Catholic copied) pagan Iranian-Safavid self-harming rituals are basically the same as wet cupping (Hijamah, done by a professional with sterile surgical blades ON oneself).

This is their great ‘scholar’ Yasser al-Habib and his level of reasoning! These are their ‘superior’ arguments and this is their ‘true’ Islam. Shall one feel sorry or laugh at those who have fallen for such a pagan charlatan (who is merely repeated what his seniors i.e. ‘Ayatollahs’ say)?

To further clarify how foolish his analogy is:

You will often find word analogies or verbal analogies (sometimes in job interviews) where you must show the relationship between two objects or concepts using logic and reasoning. These analogies are set up in a standard format. For example:

banana : yellow :: carrot : orange

Tawhid : Ahl al-Sunnah :: Shirk : Rafidah

These analogies are read aloud as:

Banana is to yellow, as carrot is to orange.

Tawhid is to Ahl al-Sunnah, as Shirk is to Rafidah.

As you can see, the analogies highlight the relationship between the objects (Banana and carrot) and concepts (Tawhid and Shirk).

On tests of logic, one portion of the analogy is left blank and students are left to choose an answer that makes sense to complete the comparison. For example:

like : love :: dislike : _______

According to Yasser al-Habib the following is a perfectly fine comparison:

Hijamah : Sunnah :: Self-flagellation : Sunnah

Hijamah (sterile cupping therapy applied to one by an expert) is to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) as pagan self-flagellation with knives, blades, and swords is to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ)!

You see how deprived of logic these heretical Rawafid are?

But what can you expect from these people; Yasser al-Habib is the same person who due to his fetish for ghuluw and bizarre pagan rituals even defended cringe Shia Muharram rituals like the dressing up as a lion, which according to al-Habib is not a bid’ah as it has a history of few decades *facepalm*.

The charlatan Yasser al-Habib is the same person (who like many Shia clerics throughout history) claims that none other but the mythical hidden Shia ‘imam’ (‘Mahdi’) condoned the savage and pagan practice of self-harming/self-flagellation with swords, knives, blades, etc.

Of course, the non-guiding ‘Mahdi’ conveniently met an Iranian Shia ‘Ayatollah’ in private and passed the verdict (fatwa) that Tatbir is permissible and even recommended! Khomeinists claim the mythical Mahdi guides Khamenei in secret meetings, the Shirazists claim similar khurafat, each charlatan ‘Ayatollah’ mafia clan makes such statements in order to impress the weak-minded and the gullible.

And here is another mentally deranged spawn of Rafidism, a student of Yasser al-Habib, one of their ‘learned’ ones who in his sheer stupidity compares a sport (that is arguably haram anyway) with a religious ritual that the Rafidah have copied from polytheistic Catholics.

Now they compare their savagery to boxing and UFC fights! What they don’t understand is that two wrongs don’t make a right. Sports that aim to hit the face (especially without protection) are not Islam-conform, much less pagan-jahili self-flagellation rituals where one purposely hits/whips/slaps, etc. himself. The latter is actually worse as it’s done on purpose on oneself (!) and in the name of Islam and the Ahl al-Bayt. To add more points:
  • In martial arts, one tries his utmost not to get hit and hurt. One’s priority is to avoid getting cuts. In contrast, Rafidis literally cut themselves in a previously organised pagan and cultish mass ritual spreading all sorts of diseases that are medically proven to be associated whenever blood is spilled.
  • Martial art fighters don’t attribute their violent sports to Islam and the Ahl al-Bayt and claim that they are performing a religious act. That alone makes the acts of the Rawafid a zillion times worse as they have introduced these pagan and extreme rituals to Islam in the name of mourning.
  • Theory (small cuts) is worthless if in actual common practice this act is known to be practiced by large groups who spill blood in the air and like possessed individuals self-flagellate and spill (najis) blood right next to shrines and places of worship (that Rafidah cover with plastic). Better stick to comparing that pagan savagery to Hijamah.

“Yasser al-Habib and the Shirazistes are extremists, don’t generlise.”

The propagandists of these satanic pagan rituals are not restricted to the Shirazist, this is a myth that their opponents like to peddle to the gullible. There are a number of Qom, Iran, residing major Iranian Shia Ayatullats who justify pagan Zanjir Zani, Tatbir, and similar savagery with the same foolish analogies.


Yasser al-Habib’s and his ilk’s flawed and false comparisons are superficial, misleading, and laughable. His likes are trying to justify a savage pagan ritual such as Tatbir with shaytanic qiyas, claiming that it’s basically Hijamah. If this (laughable comparison) was the only deception of Yasser al-Habib – his lies and calamities are many – it would suffice any person of intellect to see through this charlatan and his savage and pagan nature and enmity towards Islam and the Ahlul-Bayt (to whom he ascribes all his paganism and heresies). And know, that this was just the tip of the iceberg or as the Arabs say:

ما خفي أعظم

The Hidden is More Immense

Ya Shia! You have been advised, don’t claim that nobody warned you on the Day of Judgement went the likes of Yasser al-Khabith and his likes will be dragged on their faces and thrown in the Hellfire along with their followers.

Finally, I leave you with a series of pictures that illustrate Yasser al-Habib’s Shia Hijamah from Lebanon, Iraq, Bahrain, to Pakistan, and India. Millions upon millions practice this savage and pagan Shia ritual of self-flagellation. Yes, not all Shi’ites practice bloody self-flagellation, however, too many do, and they are not a fringe group as some Shia apologists (especially Khomeinists) want you to believe. They are not just ‘Shirazis’, they are followers of various ‘Ayatollahs’ in Iran, Qom, who have no links to the Shirazis yet propagate this savagery in the name of the Ahlul-Bayt.

The Rafidah are a miserable nation – they neither have sound intellect, nor any explicit text; and neither an acceptable faith nor a triumphant prosperous worldly life.

[Iqtida al-Sirat al-Mustaqim by Ab al-‘Abbas ibn Taymiyyah]