Monday, 18 August 2008

Al-Hijamah: Cupping Therapy

Al-Hijaamah is an authentic tradition of the Prophet (peace be upon him) that has been used throughout history. There is volume of anecdotal literature present however few scientific trials have investigated the effect of Cupping at various levels to the health. Evidence thus far points favourably for the use of Cupping as a treatment tool for a spectrum of medical ailments.

We pray to Allah to give us the ability to apply the knowledge he has given us in the best possible manner and that we continue to seek a better understanding in order to find cures for the illnesses he tests us with.

This is something i have been intrested in for a number of years and have felt the bennifits of hijamah in the past. Blood cupping, dry cupping and i hope to try fire cupping too insha Allah.
The Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings be upon him) said “There is not a single disease for which there is not a cure”, and we all know that there is no cure for death. One of the many remedies the Blessed Prophet informed us about was that of Al-Hijamah or Cupping Therapy as it known in the west. There are numerous ahadith concerning Al-Hijamah; many are considered sahih (authentic) whereas the authenticity of some has been questioned by scholars such as shaikh Nasir-ud-Deen Al-Albani and shaikh Abu Bakr Al-Jaza'iri. However, what is accepted unanimously is that Al-Hijamah was practiced by the Prophet (saw) and he encouraged others to do so. It is also documented that he paid the cupper his wages.

So what exactly is Al-Hijamah?
Cupping is an ancient method of treatment that has been used in the treatment and cure of a broad range of conditions throughout the Eastern and Western cultures of the world. Conditions such as blood related disorders; haemophilia and hypertension for example, rheumatic conditions ranging from arthritis, sciatica, back pain and migraines through to psycho-social applications in the treatment of anxiety and general physical and mental well-being. Traditional theories advocate that the primary aim of Cupping is to extract blood that is believed to be harmful from the body which in turn rids the body of potential harm from symptoms leading to a reduction in well-being.


seekingtaqwa said...

you're ready then huh???

Umm Ibrahim said...

So have you ever had Hijamah done on you? I am wondering if the benefits are felt instantly and also how often you should have it done. I am quite squeamish and wonder if I could ever go through something like that!

Rainbow In The Grey Sky said...

seeking taqwa
you bet! rearing to go as you can see inshaAllah.

Umm Ibrahim
you didn't read my post as i said i had tryed it before inc dry cupping infact just last night i tryed 6 cups and mashaAllah i must say every time i do dry cupping i do feel instant relief mashaAllah.

Umm Salihah said...

Assalam-alaikam Sister Rainbow,
I have heard of this but didn't know much about it, so thank you for the introduction. I am curious to try this, but have no idea where to start.

Rainbow In The Grey Sky said...

Umm salihah i can cup you if you want inshaallah.

Mind Body Shop said...

It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.

Rainbow In The Grey Sky said...

mind body shop you have some intresting therapies on sale, i know a lot who suffer from SAD.

Iam gona cup dh today inshaallah!

Ahealth said...

Salams all

We are a small group of hijama enthusiasts running a blog on the subject as a platform for therapists to share their knowledge and patients to share their experiences.

If you had hijama done and can help by contributing with your comments and maybe even a guest blog post, that would be really appreciated.


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