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Hijama Cupping Therapy in Islam

Hijama in Islam  - Cupping Clinic

In Islam, Muslims believe that the cure comes from Allah (God) alone.   


Allah (swt) says in the Quran  [Al Qur'an 26:80]  

"And when I am ill, it is He (Allah) who cures me."   


Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has mentioned that Allah has sent down a cure for everything except old age and death.  


[Sahih Al Bukhari 7:582]  

Narrated by Abu Huraira:  The Prophet (PBUH) said, "There is no disease that Allah has created, except that He also has created its treatment."   


Usamah ibn Shuraik narrated:  

“… ‘O Allah’s Messenger! Should we seek medical treatment for our illnesses?’ He replied: ‘Yes, you should seek medical treatment, because Allah, the Exalted, has let no disease exist without providing for its cure, except for one ailment, namely, old age’.” [Tirmidhi


Hadith (bukhari)

"The Prophet ﷺ said: "Indeed the best of remedies you have is Hijama" 

From the above,  one should understand that Eemaan and Tawakkul  have to be the utmost important parts of a Muslim’s belief so that problems, illnesses or troubles of life, should be easier to cope with. Allah has created illnesses and its cure and since this material world has been classed as a world of means it is necessary to seek medication/treatment for one’s illness(s).


Dry Cupping  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 (i.e. small cuts)


Dry massage Cupping  This is similar to dry Cupping but in this type of Cupping Olive Oil is applied to the skin before applying the cups in order to allow easy movement of the cups


 It is highly recommended that wet cupping only be administered by a qualified cupping therapist.


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