Hadith

Hadith & Advantages of Hijama

Headaches

Salma (may Allah be pleased with him), the servant of the Messenger of Allah (p.b.u.h) said, "Whenever someone would complain of a headache to the Messenger of Allaah (p.b.u.h), he (p.b.u.h) would advise them to perform cupping.
" [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3858)].

Ibn al-Qaiyum (may Allaah have mercy on him) mentions that the Messenger (p.b.u.h) was cupped on his head when he was afflicted with magic and that it is from the best of cures for this if performed correctly.
[Zaad al Ma'aad (4/125-126)].

Abdullah ibn Abbas (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that a Jewish woman gave poisoned meat to the Messenger of Allaah (p.b.u.h) so he (p.b.u.h) sent her a message saying, "What caused you to do that?" She replied, "If you really are a Prophet then Allah will inform you of it and if you are not then I would save the people from you!" When the Messenger (p.b.u.h) felt pain from it, he (p.b.u.h) performed cupping . Once he travelled while in Ihram and felt that pain and hence performed cupping.
[Ahmed (1/305) the hadeeth is hasan (good chain with all the paths)].

Alaa Ar-Reeq in arabic means to fast until after being treated with cupping. Once the treatment of cupping has been completed, one may eat and drink.

Jaabir ibn Abdullah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (p.b.u.h) fell from his horse onto the trunk of a palm tree and dislocated his foot. Waki' (may Allaah be pleased with him) said, "Meaning the Messenger (p.b.u.h) was cupped on (his foot) for bruising." [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (2807)].

Frequently Asked Questions

a) Is cupping a cure for every disease?

Cupping is a cure for every disease if performed in its correct time. The Messenger (p.b.u.h) said, "Indeed in cupping there is a cure."
[Saheeh Muslim (5706)].

The Messenger(p.b.u.h) said, "Whoever performs cupping on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic month) then it is a cure for every disease."
[Saheeh Sunan Abi Dawud (3861)].

There are specific 13 points on the body where the cups are applied for each ailment.

Above are just some of the authentic narrations which show that cupping is from the Sunnah of the Messenger (p.b.u.h)
The Messenger (p.b.u.h) said, "Whoever revives a Sunnah from my Sunnah and the people practise it, s/he will have the same reward of those who practise it without their reward diminishing"

[Sunan ibn Maajah (209)].

Anas ibn Maalik (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (p.b.u.h) said, "Indeed the best of remedies you have is cupping"
[Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5371)].

Abu Hurairah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (p.b.u.h) said, "If there was something excellent to be used as a remedy then it is cupping."
[Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3857), Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3476)

Abdullah ibn Abbas (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (p.b.u.h) said, "I did not pass by an angel from the angels on the night journey except that they all said to me: Upon you is cupping, O Muhammad."
[Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3477)].

In the narration reported by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud (may Allah be pleased with him) the angels said, "Oh Muhammad, order your Ummah (nation) with cupping." [Saheeh Sunan Tarmidhee (3479)].

Anas ibn Maalik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (p.b.u.h) said, "Whoever wants to perform cupping then let him search for 17th, 19th and 21st and let none of you allow his blood to rage (boil) such that it kills him."
Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (p.b.u.h) said, "When the weather becomes extremely hot, seek aid in cupping. Do not allow your blood to rage (boil) such that it kills you." [Reported by Hakim in his 'Mustadrak' and he authenticated it and Imam ad-Dhahabi agreed (4/212)].

Abdullah ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (p.b.u.h) said, "Healing is in three things: in the incision of the cupper, in drinking honey, and in cauterizing with fire, but I forbid my Ummah (nation) from cauterization (branding with fire)."
[Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5681), Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3491)].

Jaabir ibn Abdullah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (p.b.u.h) said, "Indeed in cupping there is a cure."
[Saheeh Muslim (5706)].

Ibn Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (p.b.u.h) said, "Cupping on an empty stomach is best. In it is a cure and a blessing..."
[Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3487)].

'Alaa Ar-Reeq in arabic means to fast until after being treated with cupping. Once the treatment of cupping has been completed, one may eat and drink.

Abu Hurairah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (p.b.u.h) said, "Whoever performs cupping on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease."
[Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3861)].

The best days for cupping are the 17th, 19th and 21st of the Islamic month which coincide with Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Anas ibn Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (p.b.u.h) said, "Whoever wants to perform cupping then let him search for 17th, 19th and 21st day.

[Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3486)]. Ibn Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (p.b.u.h) said, "Cupping on an empty stomach* is best. In it is a cure and a blessing. It improves the intellect and the memory. So cup yourselves with the blessing of Allaah on Thursday. Perform cupping on Monday and Tuesday for it is the day that Allaah saved Ayoub from a trial. He was inflicted with the trial on Wednesday. You will not find leprosy except (by being cupped) on Wednesday or Wednesday night." [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3487)]. As for the Islamic day and night, the night enters before the day. So at sunset on Tuesday, Wednesday night comes in. Cupping is best performed during the daytime between the adhaan of fajr and the adhaan of maghrib because yawm in arabic means daytime.

The Sunnah days for cupping every month are when the 17th or 19th or 21st of the lunar month coincide with a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. These are the best and most beneficial days for cupping. If one is not able to be cupped on 17th, 19th or 21st (coinciding with Monday, Tuesday or Thursday) then any Monday, Tuesday or Thursday of the month.

Relax! The blood that comes out is from the surface of the skin, it is not from the mainstream. If you are thinking your blood system only contains hemoglobin, platelets, plasma and white blood cells you are wrong, there are so many other junks that fly around in your body such as dead blood cells, blood clots, different toxins and pathogen. Different people's body give different responses, sometimes hardly anything comes out from a person's skin and that is a good thing. Because the cuts are very light the body heals the area very quick and automatically the blood stops coming out. We constantly analyze the patient if they are feeling well or not. Only in paradise you will be 100% pure and clean.

Depends how many cups you do, the standard five cups on the back takes approximately 45 mins.

It is totally up to you, some do it every month as a preventative medicine in the sunnah days, which is 17th, 19th and the 21st of the Islamic lunar calender. For non-veg.4 months d foer vegetarian 6 months or even after a year depends. Hijama is a detoxification therapy, there are other detox programs that people follow for example, they may start to have more (organic) fruits and vegetables, antioxidant drinks, cut down on fatty unhealthy foods and so on.

No, you cannot do hijama if you are pregnant.

If you had a miscarriage recently we do not recommend hijama because after a miscarriage the body needs to rejuvenate itself, it can take close to 6 months to a year depending on the individual and how serious the miscarriage was, you must see your doctor before you try to conceive again. For sisters who had a miscarriage we strongly recommend to have a good nutrition diet with multivitamins everyday, believe me it will make a difference to your body. Avoid eating too much of carbs and spices e.g. rice, spice and red meat. Some shiekhs recommend for a woman after giving birth to wait at least 2 years before planning to get pregnant, because the body needs to fully recover and so on. You can try hijama after 6 months of your miscarriage (depending on what the doctor says and your situation), please make sure you are eating well and you do not need to fast before doing hijama. If you just ate we recommend for you to wait at least 2-3 hours before the hijama treatment.

NO SIDE EFFECTS ONLY EXTRA BENEFITS. However in some cases, possible side effects are feeling light headed, sick/nausea (especially in the morning on an empty stomach), fainting/blackout due to lack of energy and temporary bruising. These cases are very rare and only occur if the patient is very unwell.

The Founder of Hijama House :-

Extremely passionate about learning and delivering the benefits of prophetic medicine Hakim Mushtaq Shaikh decided to open up cupping treatment offering centres all across Mumbai.

He holds a bachelors degree in naturopathy and yoga sciences and a diploma in unani medicine.After giving up a working career in the United States he decided to dedicate his entire time in understanding the nuances of Hijama which was regarded as one if the best treatments for mankind by Prophet Muhammad.After doing a lot of research on the cupping therapy procedure he decided to heal patients with the same day in and day out.He has an experience of about 6 years and would continue to treat patients in for years to come.With the grace of Allah he has been able to treat diseases like diabetes,PCOD,Hypertension,bone disorders and skin related issues successfully.Off late he has been visiting various cities such as Kolkata,Lucknow in order to deliver cupping therapy to people from all walks of life.Not only has he brought in an evolution in the field of Hijama but has always had a strong belief that prophetic is capable in healing almost every disease be it cancer or obesity.

After finishing her graduation in the field of science she went on to pursue a diploma in medical laboratory technology and also a diploma in naturopathy and yoga sciences.

During her education she came across cupping therapy or which is more profoundly known as Hijama.She decided to do more research on the same and found that it can be a cure for most of the diseases people having been suffering these days.The more research she did the more her trust started building in hijama and prophetic medicine.She decided to learn the cupping therapy and started practicing the same soon after.Post-marriage she and her husband Hakim Mushtaq Shaikh decided to open up various hijama centres in the city which would be known as ‘’HIJAMA HOUSE’’.She has been practicing hijama since the past 5 years and has obtained great success.Having treated various diseases including cancer and skin issues successfully she has pledged to take hijama and prophetic medicine to every nook and corner of the world.

Dr. Rahila Ansari

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