Islamic Basis of Cupping

August 1, 2017

What is really surprising is the fact that Hijama is one of the most famous medical prophetic recommendations.

The Messenger Of Allah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) said:

“Whoever performs cupping (hijama) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease.” [Sunan Abi Dawud (3861)].

“Indeed in cupping (hijama) there is a cure.” [Muslim (5706)].
“The best treatment is Hijama; it removes blood, lightens the back and sharpens the eyesight.” (Tirmidhi, 3053)

“Cupping (hijama) on an empty stomach is best. In it is a cure and a blessing. It improves the intellect and the memory. [Sunan ibn Maajah (3487)]

Oh Muhammad, order your Ummah (nation) with cupping (hijama).” [Saheeh Sunan Tirmidhee (3479)].

Jaabir ibn Abdullah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) was treated with cupping (hijama) on his hip for a pain in that area. [Sunan Abi Dawud (3863)]

What is Cupping?

Cupping Therapy can be divided into two broad categories: Dry Cupping and Wet Cupping.

Dry Cupping involves application of suction cups by forming a vacuum on the body to gather deep tissue blood under it. Wet cupping uses the same technique, but adds small skin incisions and bloodletting. There are specific points on the body where the cups are applied for each ailment.

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