Hadith Section

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 Hijamah (wet cupping) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure 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.

Hijama Points

 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 he (SAWS) said that Abu Teeba (may Allaah be pleased with him) 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

There are over 107 statement of prophet Muhammed about Hijama (Hadith), Over 70 of them are authentic and verified. Prophet Muhammed stated in a Hadith: “Evil eye is real and if something would over write destiny, it would the evil eye.”

What is the effect of Hijama on the unseen Evil:

First let us start with some basic definitions.

Jinn: There are 2 types of Jinn. First kind is a believer in God, they will do no harm.  Second type is (Satan/Devil) that inhibits the earth but unseen by humans, capable of assuming various forms like dogs, snakes or even humans in very brief appearances. It is capable of whispering in your ears and make you believe that these are your own thoughts and revelations.

Sihr (black magic) is made by a person who is a non believer of God to dedicate a (Jinn/devil) to possess your body, soul and mind to make feel sick, hate someone or even yourself, become suicidal etc.)

Iyn / Hassad (evil eye): Evil eye here mean to look at something with jealousy and hatred, wishing that this bliss from Allah is removed from this person. It could also be looking at something you admire, without ill-intention, to the point that you unintentionally Jinx this bliss.

Ruqya: Verses of Quran and Prayers taught by prophet Muhammed, recited on a person impacted by Sihr or Iyn with the purpose of fortifying them against this type of evil.

Raqi: The Imam specialized in performing Ruqya.

Athkar: It is a combination of Quranic verses, Prayers and Praises to Allah that has been reported to be stated by prophet Muhammad. Prophet Muhammad guaranteed that whoever recites the Moring Athkar, Evening Athkar and Bedtime Athkar will be fortified and full protected by Allah, the Ultimate Creator, against all type of evil whether from within or from outside. There are a larger number of free Athkar Applications online in the App Store. They are available in Arabic, English and almost any language.

How does Hijama help against Sihr?

The harm caused by Jinn possession ends when you are treated by a Muslim scholar specialized in removing Jinn via Ruqya and when the substance of Sihr inside the body is removed via a specialized Hijama Practitioner.

Some times Jinn leaves the body right before Hijama is performed or even during Hijama if the Hijama Practitioner places the cups on the areas of the body where the Jinn resides. If the obsession with Jinn did not end before Hijama. Hijama could end up hurting the jinn itself. This is why sometimes people who have active jinn obsession shake, scream or faint during Hijama. It is all from the effect of Jinn as it tries to scare them away from doing Hijama or Ruqya. When the cups are placed on the areas where the jinn resides, the Jinn will make this person feel extreme pain after Hijama as a way of keeping this person scared away from repeating Hijama.

In an authentic statement (Hadith) by prophet Muhammed, “The devil runs inside the son of Adam, wherever his blood flows.” This is why after Jinn possession ends, it leaves behind harmful substances inside the body that is felt in the form of aches in the nerves, muscles, blood vessels etc. If the Hijama cup is placed on the right spot where the jinn left these harmful substances, it will come out with the blood of Hijama. Hijama removes various types of black magic as in the case of eaten, drunk, smelt or sprayed Sihr. Once Sihr enters the body, it spreads through the blood to various body organs, especially the areas sihr was intended for. When the treatment is complete, the victim of Sihr will typically start vomiting or experience a diarrhea as means of clearing the body of any remainder of the black magic.

As for the effect of Hijama on Iyen (Evil Eye), Iyen tends to be more localized in the body. Hijama can suction out the damage of the Evil Eye unless it has caused permanent damage beforehand.

How to identify a scam Raqi?

An honest Raqi will not give you rings, necklaces, amulets or talismans to protect you, even if it only contains Quran. They do not need your full name, your mom’s name, date of birth or any of your personal belongings. They can’t tell you who set up the sihr for you. An Islamic Raqi will not present himself as a spiritual Healer. They won’t make claims like reversing divorce. They will not ask for a picture of your body organs. A legitimate Raqi, memorizes Quran by heart. He will not touch or write on a female body, or be all alone with her in a private room.

But Still, Why should I avoid them if they can heal me? Because they will not heal you. They may even put more Jinn in your way so they can blackmail your further and take your money. In some cases consensual sexual exploitation occurs.

Warning: Under educated, superstitious practitioners usually blame everything they don’t understand on Sihr. For example if somebody experiences vasovagal syncope, nausea and vomiting during Hijama, they claim that this person is affected by Sihr. They sometimes call it Metaphysical forces. These types of practitioners are either ignorant or liars. In both cases they should be completely avoided. In addition, avoid the what’s so called online Ruqia. In my personal opinion, the Raqi must be physically present with you. They need to feel the vibrations and heat in your body. They need to monitor your eye movement and listen to changes in your voice. Online Raqi’s are not even closely effective. In addition, if a Raqi makes you come over and over again for many visits while you experience no improvement, Know that they are scamming you for your money.

Should I get Hijama done first or Ruqia?

Definitely, always start with Ruqia and then follow it up with Hijama soon after. Always tell your Hijama Practitioner if you have Sihr before he starts working on you. This will give the Hijama Practitioner the opportunity to fortify himself with Athkar before he starts. Also, the Hijama Practitioner will tweak the treatment plan to focus on points that will help remove the evil effect of Sihr left over by the Jinn. It is not recommended to combine both Hijama and Ruqia in the same session.