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NARRATIONS REGARDING HIJAMA AS A CURE

Hijama (wet cupping) therapy is deep rooted in Islamic culture and history. It has been practiced for thousands of years in the East, as a means of curing illness and disease and also for relief from spiritual afflictions such as black magic, evil eye and envy.

Below are some narrations (Hadith), which relate specifically to the use of wet cupping (Hijama) as a cure.

Sahih Al Bukhari Volume 7, Book 71, Number 600.

Sunan Ibn Majah Book 31, Hadith 3605. 

Sahih Al Bukhari Volume 7, Book 71, Number 603.

Sunan Abu Dawood Book 28, Hadith 3852.

Sahih Al Bukhari Volume 7, Book 71, Number 602

Sunan Abu Dawood Book 28, Hadith 3854

Sunan Abu Dawood Book 28, Hadith 3851

Sunan Ibn Majah  Vol. 1, Book 31, Hadith 3485

Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith 3487

Sahih Al Bukhari, Hadith 5371

Sunan Abu Dawood : 3858

Jabir bin 'Abdullah (radhi Allahu anhu) narrated that he paid Al-Muqanna a visit during his illness and said, "I will not leave till he gets cupped, for I heard Allah's Messenger (PBUH) saying, "There is healing in cupping."

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah (radhi Allahu anhu) that the Prophet (PBUH) said, "If there is any good in any of the remedies you use, it is in cupping [Hijama]."

Jabir bin 'Abdullah (radhi Allahu anhu) narrated, 'I heard the Prophet (PBUH) saying', "If there is any good in your medicines, then it is in a gulp of honey, a cupping [Hijama] operation, or branding (cauterization), but I do not like to be (cauterized) branded."

Narrated by Abu Hurayrah (radhi Allahu anhu); 'The Prophet (PBUH) said' "If anyone has himself cupped on the 17th, 19th and 21st it will be a remedy for every disease."

Note: the 17th, 19th & 21st mentioned here refers to the lunar monthly calendar.

Narrated by Ibn Abbaas (radhi Allahu anhu) "Allah's Apostle (PBUH) was cupped on his head for a headache while he was in a state of Ihraam."

Jabir ibn Abdullah (radhi Allahu anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) had himself cupped above the thigh for a contusion from which he suffered.

Narrated  by Anas ibn Malik "The Prophet (PBUH) had himself cupped three times in the veins at the sides of the neck and on the shoulder." Ma'mar said: "I got myself cupped, and I lost my memory so much so that I was instructed Surat al-Fatihah by others in my prayer." He had himself cupped at the top of his head.

It was narrated from Jabir (radhi Allahu anhu) "The Prophet (PBUH) fell from his horse onto the trunk of a palm tree and dislocated his foot." (One of the narrators) Waki’ said: “Meaning that the Prophet (PBUH) was cupped because of that [on the surface of the foot] for bruising.”

Ibn Umar reported that the Messenger (PBUH) said, "Cupping (Hijama) on an empty stomach is best. In it is a cure and a blessing. It improves the intellect and memory." 

Anas Ibn Malik reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said, "Indeed the best of remedies you have is cupping (Hijama)."

Narrated by Salma (RA), the servant of the Prophet (PBUH): "Whenever someone would complain of a headache to the Prophet (PBUH), he would advise them to preform cupping (Hijama)."