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Bismillah (In The Name Of Allah)

Dear Reader,

Hijaamah comes from the root al-hajm, which means “sucking”, and is used of the action of draining the breast when an infant is suckled. Al-hajjaam is the name given to the cupper, and hijaamah is the name given to this profession. Al-mihjam is the name given to the tool in which blood is collected, or to the knife used by the cupper.

Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with them both) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Healing is to be found in three things: drinking honey, the knife of the cupper, and cauterization of fire.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 10/136).

According to a hadith narrated by Jaabir (may Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “If there is any good in your medical treatments, it is in the knife of the cupper, drinking honey, or cauterization with fire, as appropriate to the cause of the illness, but I would not like to be cauterized.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 10/139)

According to a hadeeth narrated by Anas ibn Maalik, may Allaah be pleased with him, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “I did not pass by any group on the night when I was taken on the Night Journey (Isra’), but they said to me, ‘O Muhammad, tell your ummah to do cupping.’” (Reported by Ibn Maajah; it has corroborating evidence which strengthens it).

Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with them both) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was treated with cupping, and he paid the cupper his fee.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 10/124; Muslim 1202).

Anas ibn Maalik (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah was treated with cupping by Abu Tayyibah. He commanded that he should be given two measures of food, and he spoke with his tax-collectors, who reduced his taxes. He said, “The best treatment you can use is cupping.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 10/126; Muslim, 1577)

With regard to the times when cupping is recommended:

It was reported from Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with them both) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The best times to be treated with cupping are the seventeenth, nineteenth or twenty-first [of the month].” (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 2054; the isnaad is da’eef).

It was reported from Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever wants to be treated by cupping, let him do it on the seventeenth, nineteenth or twenty-first, lest the blood flow too copiously and kill him.” (Reported by Ibn Maajah, 3489; there is some weakness in the report).

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever is treated with cupping on the seventeenth, nineteenth or twenty first, will be healed from all diseases.” (Reported by Abu Dawood, 3861, and al-Bayhaqi, 9/340. The isnad is hasan).

Although the ahaadeeth quoted above are from different sources and may be weak to some extent, they give strength to one another.

Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

“These ahaadeeth coincide with what the doctors agree on, that cupping should be done in the second half of the month, and that the third quarter of the month is better than the beginning or the end. But if cupping is done out of necessity it is beneficial at any time, even at the beginning or end of the month. Al-Khallaal said: ‘Ismah ibn ‘Isaam told me: Hanbal told me: Abu ‘Abd-Allaah Ahmad ibn Hanbal would be treated with cupping whenever his blood increased, no matter what time it was… They disliked having cupping done on a full stomach, because that could lead to obstruction and grievous diseases, especially if the food was heavy and bad… Choosing the times mentioned above for cupping is an extra precaution, to be on the safe side and to protect one’s health, but when it comes to treating disease, whenever it is necessary it should be used.

Al-Haafiz ibn Hajar (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “According to the doctors, the most efficacious cupping is that which is done at the second or third hour, after having intercourse or taking a bath, etc., and neither on a full nor empty stomach. With regard to specific days for administering cupping, it was reported in a hadith narrated from Ibn ‘Umar by Ibn Maajah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ‘Administer cupping, may Allah bless you, on Thursdays, and administer cupping on Mondays and Tuesdays, but avoid cupping on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.’ It was reported with two da’eef isnads, and there is a third version, also da’eef, reported by al-Daaraqutni in al-Afraad. He also reported it with a jayyid isnaad from Ibn ‘Umar but it is mawqoof (the isnad stops at the Sahaabi). Al-Khallaal reported that Ahmad disliked cupping on the days mentioned, even though the hadeeth was not proven. It was said that a man was treated with cupping on a Wednesday and he developed leprosy because he ignored the hadeeth. Abu Dawood reported from Abu Bakrah that he disliked cupping on Tuesdays, and said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Tuesday is the day of blood, and on that day there is an hour when blood does not stop.’ The doctors are agreed that cupping in the second half of the month, especially in the third quarter, is more beneficial than cupping at the beginning or end of the month. Al-Muwaffaq al-Baghdaadi said: The body fluids (humours) flow heavily at the beginning of the month and calm down at the end, so the best time to let the blood flow is in the middle of the month.”

It is clear from the above that the ahaadeeth which specify a particular time, when taken as a whole, indicate that there is a basis for this, especially since the words of the doctors are in agreement with it. If the seventeenth or nineteenth or twenty-first of a hijri month happens to be a Thursday, this is the best possible time for cupping, but this is not to say that it is not good to do it at other times. As a form of medical treatment, cupping should not be restricted to any particular time; it should be done as needed by the patient.

It is essential to make sure that you do it properly; cupping should be done by one who is experienced and he or she should use instruments that are properly cleaned and sterilized. The cupper must also ensure that no blood reaches the stomach of the patient.

We ask Allaah to help us and you to follow the Sunnah. May Allah bless our Prophet Muhammad.

See: Fath al-Baari by Ibn Hajar, 10/149; Sharh al-Zarqaani ‘ala al-Muwatta’, 2/187; al-Mughni by Ibn Qudaamah, 1/184; al-Ma’aad by Ibn al-Qayyim, 4/60.

About the Author: Halimah bint David authored, illustrated, published and marketed several children  books for Muslim Kindle for kids in Islam  and Sharia Ruqyah for exorcisms in adults. Halimah founded a few popular blogs at SurvivorsAreUs.WordPress.Com, HighwayToHeaven.WordPress.Com, ChristinaMacQuarrie.Wordpress.Com and is currently researching and implementing new copy writing skills.

Comments on: "Here Is A Method, That Is Helping Muslims To Be Cured of Serious Illness" (11)

  1. Salams Halimah & all,

    Interesting post on this highly mysterious and unknown sunnah therapy, which I would also personally describe as: Probably The Fastest Most-Direct Detox known to humankind.

    We are a small group in Leicester, England trying to find out more about hijama and trying to promote and inform about the therapy.

    Please have a look at our (fairly new) blogsite:, and if any therapists out there you are welcome to make a guest post, we would be most obliged.



  2. islamicarticles said:

    Asalamu Alaikum

    I’m sorry that I finally got around to reading this. Been behind on emails since I started going to school masha’Allah.

    That looked painful. I don’t think I wanna watch the 2nd part of the video! However I did learn a lot more about cupping than I did previously. Jazaki’Allahu khair for sharing this.

    FiAmanAllah, Tara Umm Omar

  3. Bismillaah

    Assalaamu Alaikum Tara

    Awww ukti it does not hurt. You really don’t feel it. Its excellent for preventive medicine maasha Allaah. I will hook you up if we ever get to meet and if you are still nervous I will throw in a face and neck massage to relax you ;) fisibillaah

    hibook habebpte. May allah reward you so much for visiting me I was starting to feel lonely, too.

    Sincerely & Gratefully
    Halimah bint David
    Assalaamu Alaikum

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  6. Dr Ridwan, UK said:

    Bringing Hijamah (cupping) and medical acupuncture to the West Midlands, UK

    Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

    Just a quick note for anyone interested in having Hijamah done in the West Midlands, Luton or East London areas.

    I have undergone various practical sessions and am currently undertaking a Hijamah course recognised by the Complimentary Medical Association ( I have been trained directly by the world famous Dr Ahmad Hafny from Cairo who directs a leading Hijamah school in Cairo and also runs regular clinics in Egypt, Saudia Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

    I am also a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society ( and have carried out extensive case studies on patients in a General Practice setting, managing conditions ranging from simple backaches, headaches and sciatica to sinusitis, dysmenorrhoea and postherpetic neuralgia.

    As a fully GMC qualified practicing doctor, I have been providing free health check consultations as well as private Hijamah and acupuncture services for many patients in the West Midlands, as well as Luton and East London areas, at a very reasonable rate.

    Please do contact me for advice or to arrange a session, whether it is for a certain ailment and condition or for reviving the sunnah at the prophylactic (preventative measure) position on the upper back.

    Below are a few ahadith relating to the many virtues of Hijamah. I am currently in the process of translating approximately 70 ahadith given to me by Dr Ahmad Hafny, pertaining to this sacred ancient art and will insha’allah share them in due course.

    “I did not pass by any group on the night of Al Isra (night ascension), except that they said to me, ‘Oh Muhammad, tell your Ummah to do Hijamah.” (1)

    The prophet (PBUH) praised a person who performs cupping, saying “it removes blood, lightens the back and sharpens the eyesight.” (2)

    “The arch angel Jibrail (AS) repeatedly emphasized upon me to resort to cupping to the extent that I feared that cupping will be made compulsary.” (3)

    As a final note, I would like to emphasise the importance of safe, clean cupping, as mentioned by brother (and Dr) Saleel in the “Announcements” section of this site. It is vital that hygienic, safe Hijamah is performed taking into account each individuals’ past medical as well as drug history. Insha’allah I hope this beautiful sunnah can be revived with this consideration.

    “The Apostle of Allah (PBUH) prohibited unclean medicine.” (4)

    1. Ibn Majah, 3477
    2. Jamul Warsaii p.179.
    3. Jamul Warsaii p.179.
    4. Sunan Abu Dawud Book 28, Number 3861

    Hoping to hear from you!

    Dr Ridwan Ahmed
    Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

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  8. dr azhar said:

    very good , happy to see this ,
    i wanna a book for hijama therapy in english ,so please provide me & guide about it , i am very interesting about it .

  9. [...] Now, you are probably asking yourself, why in the world would anyone ever do this. Well, I did mine first in foremost because it is a sunnah, meaning a practice of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, explained that Hijama is one of the best medicines: “The best medicine with which you treat yourselves is Hijama, or it is one of the best of your medicines,” or “The best treatment you can utilize is Hijama.” (Reference: Al Bukhari, 5371) The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “If there is anything good in the medicines with which you treat yourselves, it is in the incision of the Hijama therapist, or a drink of honey or cauterization with fire, but I do not like to be cauterized.” (Reference: Muslim, 2205) There are also hadith stating recommended times to do cupping but most of them are weak in terms of their authenticity but their sheer numbers increase their reliability. If you wish to see more on this check out this website. [...]

  10. syed shafiullah hussaini said:

    where is hijama is doing in khobar & dammam with experts contact address & tel # mobile number

  11. ahmed ali khan said:

    Please sand the Address of Hijama clinic Alkhobar or Dammam Branch

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