‫ه‬ ‫يم‬ ‫ح‬ ‫ر‬ ‫ال‬ ‫ن‬ ‫م‬ ‫ح‬ ‫ر‬ ‫ال‬ ‫َّللا‬ ‫م‬ ‫ْ‬ ‫بِ ْ‬ ‫ه‬

‫ه‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫سِ‬ ‫َ ِ‬

3 .Al-Hijamah ‫الحجــامة‬ Hijamah is a Sunnah as well as a medical treatment. to absorb. It has been practiced for thousands of years in almost every part of the world for the treatment of disease and pain. The word ‘Hijamah’ is derived from the word Al-Hajm which carries the meaning: to suck. It describes a medical treatment whereby ‘dirty’ blood is extracted from the body by a suction cup attached to a lightly incised skin surface. Cupping is also an ancient Chinese method of releasing local congestion. or to extract. It was a common practice in traditional Arab Medicine and is a Sunnah that was practiced and promoted by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

Sunan ibn Maajah (3476)].‬‬ ‫‪"Indeed the best of remedies you have is cupping (hijama)…" [Saheeh‬‬ ‫‪al-Bukhaaree (5371)].‬‬ ‫حدثنا موسى بن إسمعٌل حدثنا حماد عن محمد بن عمرو عن أبً سلمة عن أبً هرٌرة أن رسول هللا‬ ‫صلى هللا علٌه وسلم قال إن كان في شيء مما تداويتم به خير فالحجامة‬ ‫‪ Abu Hurairah reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said.‬‬ .‫‪Hijamah is the Best of Remedies‬‬ ‫حدثنا محمد بن مقاتل أخبرنا عبد هللا أخبرنا حمٌد الطوٌل عن أنس رضً هللا عنه أنه سئل عن أجر‬ ‫وكلم الحجام فقال احتجم رسول هللا صلى هللا علٌه وسلم حجمه أبو طٌبة وأعطاه صاعٌن من طعام‬ ‫موالٌه فخففوا عنه وقال إن أمثل ما تداويتم به الحجامة‬ ‫‪ Anas ibn Maalik reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said. "If‬‬ ‫‪there was something excellent to be used as a remedy then it is cupping‬‬ ‫‪(hijama)." [ Sunan abi Dawud (3857).

O Muhammad.] . but all of them said to me. 2263.” [Classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah.The Angels Recommend It ‫ " ما مررت لٌلة أسري بً بمأل من‬: ‫قال رسول هللا صلى هللا علٌه وسلم‬ " ‫ علٌك ٌا محمد بالحجامة‬: ً‫ إال كلهم ٌقول ل‬، ‫المالئكة‬  The Messenger of Allaah (SAW) said: “I did not pass by any group of angels on the night of the Isra’ [the Prophet’s night journey when he was taken from Makkah to Jerusalem and back in the course of a single night]. “ You should use cupping.

or cauterization with fire. it is in the knife of the cupper. the Prophet (SAW) said: “If there is any good in your medical treatments. as appropriate to the cause of the illness.In Hijamah is a Cure ‫حدثنا أبو نعٌم حدثنا عبد الرحمن بن الغسٌل عن عاصم بن عمر بن قتادة قال سمعت جابر بن عبد‬ ‫هللا رضً هللا عنهما قال سمعت النبً صلى هللا علٌه وسلم ٌقول إن كان فً شًء من أدوٌتكم أو ٌكون‬ ‫فً شًء من أدوٌتكم خٌر ففً شرطة محجم أو شربة عسل أو لذعة بنار توافق الداء وما أحب أن‬ ‫أكتوي‬  According to a hadeeth narrated by Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him). (5359)] . drinking honey.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree. but I would not like to be cauterized.

removes blood.Benefits of Cupping ‫قال ابن عباس قال نبً هللا صلى هللا علٌه وسلم نعم العبد الحجام ٌذهب الدم وٌخف‬ ‫الصلب وٌجلو عن البصر عن عائشة‬  Abdullah Ibn Abbas reported that the messenger of Allah (SAW) said “How good is the cupper. lightens the back and sharpens the eyesight.” [al-Tirmidhee. (2053)] .

” [al-Silsilah al-Saheehah.Treatment of Hypertension ‫عن أنس قال قال رسول هللا صلى هللا علٌه و سلم إذ هاج باحدكم الدم فلٌحتجم‬ ‫فان الدم إذا تبٌغ بصاحبه ٌقتله‬  Anas ibn Malik reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “When the blood of one of you begins to rage. he should get cupped because the raging of blood can kill. 2747] .

and al-Bayhaqi. nineteenth or twenty first.When to do Hijamah  There is some evidence from ahadith to indicate that cupping is best performed in the second half of the month. 9/340. 3861. will be healed from all diseases. The isnad is hasan).” (Reported by Abu Dawood. ً‫حدثنا أبو توبة الربٌع بن نافع حدثنا سعٌد بن عبد الرحمن الجمحً عن سهٌل عن أبٌه عن أب‬ ‫هرٌرة قال قال رسول هللا صلى هللا علٌه وسلم من احتجم لسبع عشرة وتسع عشرة وإحدى وعشرٌن‬ ‫كان شفاء من كل داء‬  Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said: “Whoever is treated with cupping on the seventeenth. 9 .

 However. . as the need may arise.When to do Hijamah  Some less reliable narrations also recommend certain days of the week for cupping while warning against others. cupping as a form of medical treatment may be performed at any time according to the condition or urgency.

] 3 – The hip Abu Dawood (3863) narrated from Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (SAW) was treated with cupping on his hip for a pain in that site.” It was also narrated by Muslim (1203) from the hadeeth of Ibn Buhaynah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (SAW) was treated with cupping on the road to Makkah when he was in ihraam. [Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Nasaa’i. al-Tirmidhi (390) and Ibn Maajah (3483) narrated from Anas (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (SAW) was treated with cupping three times in the two veins at the side of the neck and the base of the neck. 2 – The two veins at the sides of the neck. on the back of his foot. [Classed as saheeh by alAlbaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood. and the base of the neck Abu Dawood (3860).Locations for Hijamah 1 – The head al-Bukhaari (2156) narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (SAW) was treated with cupping on his head when he was in ihraam. and for some kinds of pain. [Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.] . for a pain in that site. in the middle of his head.] 4 – Back of the foot al-Nasaa’i (2849) narrated from Anas (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (SAW) was treated with cupping when he was in ihraam.

face and throat..”  “Cupping at the bottom of the chest is beneficial for the treatment of sores.Other Locations for Hijamah  Besides these five locations mentioned specifically in the ahadith.. and of gout and scabies. scabies and pustules on the thighs. 4/53] 12 . if it is used at the right time.  Ibn al-Qayyim (May Allah have mercy on him) said: "Cupping beneath the chin is beneficial for pains in the teeth.” [Zaad al-Ma'aad. those skilled in cupping can recommend other suitable locations depending on the condition.

How does Cupping Work?  In the traditional understanding of cupping (a treatment practiced by the Chinese. the benefits are numerous. Egyptians. Babylonians and Arabs). arteries and capillaries Realign and balance vital energy Promote and improve circulation 13 .  Cupping is believed to       Release local toxins Stimulate the lymphatic system Clear blockages or stagnated circulation Activate and clear the veins.

Importance of the Circulatory System .

Importance of the Lymphatic System .

constipation. gout. 5. problems associated with menstruation 10. 8.Some Conditions Treated through Cupping Migraine headaches Rheumatoid Arthritis Stiff or swollen joints. 2. 6. Strengthening One's Intelligence And Memory Poison 16 . especially in the neck and back Stomach ulcers and problems associated with diabetes High blood pressure Psychological disorders and some cases of paralysis Magic Back pain. loss of appetite 9. Headaches 1. joint pain. Insomnia. 3. 4. 11. 7. digestive problems. 12.

 The “moving” or “massage cupping” follows the same principle but only one large cup is used to massage the area. Oil is liberally applied to the back. This is the Sunnah Method . Large singular strokes are given. moving directly up and down the meridians. The flesh is sucked in to the cup and left to promote blood circulation. arms or legs and deep tissue massage is undertaken.  “Hijama” or “Wet cupping” is the same as dry cupping but involves drawing a small amount of toxic blood from small incisions made on the surface of the skin.Types of Cupping  “Dry cupping” uses special cups and a suction pump on certain pressure points and meridians on the body.

the blood drawn will be dark.Method of Wet Cupping  Dry cupping is first performed  Small cuts are made in the cupped area and then the cup is replaced on the skin. on an area that has septic blood. The skin will be drawn into the cup and blood is sucked out of the area.  The area should be cleaned and bandaged as necessary 18 .  When done properly. Then the cupping should be stopped. The process is repeated until the blood turns red.

. They also have removable magnets (used for “Biomagnetic Cupping Therapy”) which are very effective for this treatment. They have a valve at the top which controls suction pressure.Equipment  These are the plastic cups that are used. .

Dry Cupping Hijamah Jaafa Wet Cupping Hijamah 20 .

Different Types of Cupping Sets 21 .

22 .

Awareness of the Risks  Suspected hemorrhage  Sunburns or burns in general  Open wounds or recent trauma  Should be avoided lower and upper abdomen whilst pregnant  Should be aware of patients medical history an what medicine they are on e.g Anti coagulants or if they are diabetic or anemic  Any blood coagulation disorders .

JazakumAllah Khair .