Hijama (Cupping) in Sri Lanka

The Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said,

 "Whoever revives a Sunnah from my Sunnah and the people practice it, s/he will have the same reward of those who practice it without their reward diminishing” (Sunan ibn Maajah #209)

Interview with Imran Razeek by ahealth.co.uk

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What is cupping (hijama)?

 Cupping (hijama) is the best remedy recommended and used by the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam). The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "Indeed the best of remedies you have is cupping (hijama)…" [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5371)].


He (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) also said that on the night of Israa (his ascension to the heavens) he (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) 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.

Cupping (hijama) is of three types: 

         Dry cupping (hijama) - This is the process of using a vacuum on different areas of the body in order to gather the blood in that area without incisions (small, light scratches using a sterile surgical blade or disinfected razor).  


·         Dry massage cupping (hijama) – This is similar to dry cupping (hijama) but olive oil is applied to the skin (before applying the cups) in order to allow easy movement of the cups.


70% of diseases, pains and ailments are due to the blood being unable to reach certain parts of the body. Dry cupping (hijama) and dry massaging cupping (hijama) allow the blood to reach these places.


Although dry and massage cupping (hijama) are very beneficial, they are not from the Sunnah. However, they fall under the general hadeeth:


The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "For every disease there is a cure so if the medicine comes upon the disease it cures it by the will of Allaah, the Most High." [Saheeh Muslim (2204)]. 


·         Wet cupping (hijama) - This is the process of using a vacuum at different points on the body but with 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).


In Germany, between 1987 –1992, many patients, 32 to 64%, with chronic polyartharitis had been treated by Hijama. Moreover, 60% of medical schools in the U.S.A have begun teaching Hijama as a part of complementary Medicine. Bloodletting is also being practiced at Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins Medical Centre, two of the most prestigious medical centers in the world.


 Compiled from : www.healthmeanswealth.co.uk 

The Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said,


“The most beloved of people to Allaah is the one who brings most benefit to people, and the most beloved of deeds to Allaah is making a Muslim happy, or relieving him of hardship, or paying off his debt, or warding off hunger from him.” 

[At-Tabaraani] [Al-Albaani: Hasan]


For me to go with my Muslim brother to meet his need is dearer to me than observing i’tikaaf in this masjid – meaning the masjid of Madeenah – for a month… "whoever goes with his Muslim brother to meet his need, Allaah will make him stand firm on the Day when all feet will slip.”