Hijama Is The Best Of Remedies
Anas ibn Maalik reported that the Messenger said, “Indeed the best of remedies you have is Hijama..”
Abu Hurairah r.a reported that the Messenger said, “If there was something excellent to be used as a remedy then it is Hijama.”
The Angels Recommending Hijama
Abdullah ibn Abbas reported that the Messenger 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 Hijama, Muhammad.”
In the narration reported by Abdullah ibn Mas’ud r.a the angels said, “Muhammad, order your Ummah (nation) with Hijama.”
Hijama Is A Preventative Medicine
Anas ibn Maalik reported that the Messenger said, “Whoever wants to perform Hijama then let him search for the 17th, 19th and 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) and let none of you should allow his blood to rage such that it kills him.”
Anas ibn Maalik reported that the Messenger said, “When the weather becomes extremely hot, seek aid in Hijama. Do not allow your blood to rage such that it kills you.”
In Hijama There Is A Cure And A blessing
Abdullah ibn Abbas reported that the Messenger 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).”
Jaabir ibn Abdullah reported that the Messenger said, “Indeed in Hijama there is a cure.”
Ibn Umar reported that the Messenger said, “Hijama on an empty stomach* is best. In it, is a cure and a blessing.”
Hijama In Its Time Is A Cure For Every Disease
Abu Hurairah reported that the Messenger Peace be upon him, said: “Whoever performs Hijama (wet cupping) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease.”
It is note worthy here to emphasize that Hijama is a cure for every disease according to the statement of prophet Muhammed. Scholars explain that does not mean that Hijama is 100% cure for every disease. It could capped at 25% in the case of Multiple Sclerosis, 80% in the case of Hypertension or 100% in the case of Post Herpetic Neuralgia. But there is, with certainty, a degree of healing for every disease.
Hijama May Be Used For The Following:
Salma, the servant of the Messenger said, “Whenever someone would complain of a headache to the Messenger of Allah, he would advise them to perform Hijama.”
Ibn al-Qaiyum mentions that the Messenger 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.
Abdul Razzaq narrated that, “A Jewish woman brought to Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam a roasted sheep that she had poisoned, while he was in Khyber. Our beloved Prophet asked, ‘What is this, She said, a gift, being careful not to say that it was from the charity so that he would not eat it. Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam and Sahabah (his companions) ate from the sheep, then our beloved Prophet said, “Stop eating”. He said to the woman, ‘Did you poison this sheep?’ She said, “Who told you that”? He said, this bone,’ meaning the ewe’s leg that he had in his hand. She said, “Yes”. He said, ‘Why?’ She said, I thought that if you were a liar, the people would be relieved from you. However, if you were a true Prophet, it would not harm you.’ Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam then used hijamah (cupping) thrice on the KAHIL (upper part of his back) and commanded that his Companions do the same. Yet, several of them died.”
Strengthening One’s Intelligence And Memory
Ibn Umar reported that the Messenger said, “Hijama (cupping) on an empty stomach* is best. In it is a cure and a blessing. It improves the intellect and memory.”
Jaabir ibn Abdullah reported that the Messenger fell from his horse onto the trunk of a palm tree and dislocated his foot. Waki’ r.a said, “Meaning the Messenger was cupped on (his foot) for bruising.”
Hijama While fasting or In The State Of Ihram
Abdullah ibn Abbas reported that the Messenger was cupped on his head for a unilateral headache while he was in Ihraam.
Abdullah ibn Abbas reported that the Messenger was cupped while he was fasting.
Anas ibn Maalik reported that the Messenger was treated with Hijamah three times on the two veins at the back of the neck and the base of the neck.
Abdullah ibn Abbas and Abdullah ibn Umar reported that the Messenger was cupped on his head.
Abu Dawood narrated that Jabir Radi Allah Anh said that Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam used Hijama (wet cupping) on his hip because of debilitation he suffered from.
Anas ibn Maalik reported that the Messenger was treated with Hijamah when he was in Ihram, on the top of his foot, for pain in that area.
Narrated by Ibn Majah, on the authority of Ali that angel JIBREEL advised Prophet Muhammad for Hijamah at Akhda’ain (posterior jugulars) and KAHIL (upper back ~ between the shoulders).
“The Messenger of Allah used to apply Hijama on Akhda’ain (the two posterior jugular veins) and KAHIL (the upper part of the back).
“Use Hijamah on the Qamahduwah (above the nape cavity), for it cures seventy-two kinds of ailments”. (Narrated by Tabraani)
Effect of Hijama on Wudua and Fasting:
Hijama doesn’t void Wudua or Fasting according to the opinion of some scholars.
It was narrated by Ibn Abbas that he saw the prophet:
“ The prophet Muhammed (PBUH) did Cupping While he was fasting and in the status of Ihram”
Hijama for Females
Jaabir ibn Abdullah (RA) reported Umm Salama (RA) asked permission from the Messenger (PBUH) to do cupping. So the Messenger (PBUH) ordered Abu Teeba (RA) to cup her. Jaabir ibn Abdullah (RA) said, “I think the prophet said that Abu Teeba is her brother through breastfeeding or a young boy who didn’t reach puberty.” [Saheeh Muslim – Hadith No: 5708, Sunnan Abu Dawud – Hadith No: 4102), Sunan-Ibn-Maajah