A Cure For Every Disease, Pain and Ailment (By Allah’s Permission)
What is cupping (hijama)?
Cupping (hijama) is the best remedy recommended and used by the Messenger sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. The Messenger sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Indeed the best of remedies you have is cupping (hijama)…” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5371)]. He sallallahu alaihi wa sallam also said that on the night of Israa (his ascension to the heavens) he r did not pass by an angel except that it said to him, “Oh Muhammad, order your Ummah (nation) with cupping (hijama).” [Saheeh Sunan Tirmidhee (3479)]. This shows the importance and greatness of this Sunnah.
‘Hijama’ in arabic is derived from ‘hajm’ which means ‘sucking’. Cupping (hijama) is the process of applying cups to various points on the body by removing the air inside the cups to form a vacuum.
The Messenger sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “For every disease there is a cure so if the medicine comes upon the disease it cures it by the will of Allah, the Most High.” [Saheeh Muslim (2204)].
Cupping (hijama) – This is the process of using a vacuum at different points on the body but with small incisions in order to remove ‘harmful’ blood which lies just beneath the surface of the skin. (It is recommended that wet cupping (hijama) is only administered by a cupping therapist).
Wet cupping (hijama) is best administered at certain times of the day and days of the week. Cupping (hijama) is from the Sunnah.
Is cupping (hijama) a cure for every disease?
Cupping (hijama) is a cure for every disease if performed in its correct time. The Messenger r said, “Indeed in cupping (hijama) there is a cure.” [Saheeh Muslim (5706)]. r 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.” [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3861)].
There are specific points on the body where the cups are applied for each ailment.
Is cupping (hijama) from the Sunnah?
Above are just some of the authentic narrations which show that cupping (hijama) is from the Sunnah of the Messenger sallallahu alaihi wa sallam
The Messenger sallallahu alaihi wa sallam 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)].