Hijama in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and in Hyderabad, India

Hijama in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and in Hyderabad, India – by Tanveer Ahmed

This is a guest-post in the form of a written interview with Tanveer Ahmed – a male cupping therapist based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

– Please give us a short introduction about yourself, and in particular how you ended up being a hijama therapist?

My name is Mohammed Tanveer Ahmed, I am an Indian by nationality and my birthplace is Hyderabad, India. I am currently working in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) since almost 21 years in many hospitals as a paramedic.

Since I had cupping therapy for my depression, neck pain and vertigo when I realized the result of hijama is excellent and unbelievable which kept me away from using medication. After that I decided to learn hijama as I had good medical background specially surgical side. After a lot of struggle I learned from Dr Abdul Jawad Al Sawi who is quite popular and a religious personality, at the same time I certified from Madina Munawara as a hijama therapist.

– What particular illnesses/ conditions (if any), do you specialise / had the most experience in?

Pain management, vertigo, depression, stress, migraine, sexual related problems.

– And do you find that in your experience, the conditions/illnesses that you have come across respond well to cupping (hijama) therapy? And if so, what are they?

Migraines, Pain management, depression, stress, sexual related problems. burning in the feet.

– Also what would you say about using cupping as a general preventative therapy and how often would you recommend this (once a month? once/twice a year?)

Yes, cupping is useful as a preventative therapy and I would advise this twice a year.

– As a hijama therapist, how often do you get hijama done yourself, and what for (if any specific condition) and who do you go to to get it done (since it is not an easy therapy to self-administer)?

Every six months prophylactic (ie as a preventative treatment) by my teacher Dr. Abdul Jawad.

-What is the overall prevalence of hijama therapy in Jeddah & in Hyderabad? Is it available in hospitals and clinics as a valid alternative / sunnah therapy?

If you ask me about Hyderabad India, it is available in many cupping centers practiced by Unani doctors. As about Saudi Arabia hijama therapy is banned by the Ministry of Health and only two or three centers in Madina Munawara have licenses for cupping therapy.

I visit India often to perform hijama in Hyderabad and nearby areas, although my basic aim was to educate people about this beautiful sunnah of our prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

– Do you have a clinic set up in Hyderabad?

Since my job is in Saudi Arabia it is not easy for me to manage a clinical setup in Hyderabad, I only go on visits every quarterly and ha a good tie-up with hospitals and medical centers.

Mohammed Tanveer Ahmed

Saudi Arabia


CONTACT DETAILS: +966-502384013
E mail: mtanweer@mednet.com.sa


Our thanks to Tanveer Ahmed from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for sharing the above post. If you have any questions for Br Tanveer or indeed have been treated by him and want to leave him a testimonial(!), then please do so via a comment* below.

If you are a hijama therapist or patient and are happy to share your knowledge or experience via a guest blog-post like the one above, please contact us.


Comments: 14

  1. Posted by Dr Amina Ather 02 Dec 2009 at 7:48 am Reply

    this is wonderful to know and a very good initiative by brother shuib , almighty bless with more and more energy.

  2. Posted by Kheda 20 Sep 2010 at 1:38 pm Reply

    As-Salamu Alaykum! Could you tell me if the hijama is performed on women in this center? If so, could you please also send me the adress?

  3. Posted by Mohammed Tanveer Ahmed 03 Oct 2010 at 3:26 pm Reply

    Yes we have female doctors plz contact me on my mobile and thanks for your comments. May Allah bless you with good health.

  4. Posted by Anonymous 26 Sep 2011 at 1:25 am Reply


    My name is SYED RIZWAN and am an indian national. I had the previlage of experiencing the Hijama therapy by MR TANVEEER just yesterday.

    I had a very healthy life until december 2010, when i suddenly experienced numbness and poin in my right hand. I went to a orthipatic as well as neuro. For the first six months i was diagnoised for CTS(CARPAL TUNNEL). After using prescribed medicine i found no improvment and finally decided to go back home to treat myself.

    After the MRI , I got confirmed that i suffer from a cervical spondilaysis and again my treatment re-started, after heavy medication the pain re-surfaced last week.

    I was adviced by a yemeni friend about Hijama therapy. I also collected information on the net. Finally my belif in the therapy grew stronger and yesterday i experienced it. As i am a diabetic patient, MR TANVEER took all necassary care and after a struggle of eight sleepless nights , I slept with reduced pain yesterday.

    I dont knoe whether there will be cure for my problem but when MR TANVEER expalined to me the DRY MASSAGE THERAPY…I FELT that the massage actually is much more logical approach as compared to the medical help i am on. The medicine given to me is dangerous when used for longer period of time and i will surely very soon start the DRY massage therapy and am confiodent that it will relive me inshallah.

    We are so busy in our lives to earn and provide the best to our families that in this mad competetive world we close our eyes to the basic solutions that our religion has provided. We tend to behave like machines and dont want to trust that Islam has provided a solution for every existing and future problems of human body.

    I request every reader or visitor of this colum to have faith and experience this as the benefits are un imaginable.

    Finally I want to thank MR TANVEER as he is a m,edium for good work and will surely be rewarded inshallah.

  5. Posted by mohammed 04 Dec 2011 at 1:06 am Reply

    can anybody please mail me where do we have a hijamah center and what is the time they do it? May Allah shower his abundant mercy on you all for this…


  6. Posted by Mohammed Arif Hussain 20 Feb 2012 at 4:14 am Reply

    Tanveer sahab I wish to get hijama therapy in hyderabad as I am from Hyderabad can u please give me Hyderaabd details where I can get it done.

  7. Posted by Anonymous 29 Jul 2012 at 7:27 pm Reply

    Salaams Tanveer Ahmed.
    Can you please direct me to a clinic in Medina which provide cupping services? Preferably a clinic who can communicate in English or even urdu.
    Jazakallaj khair


  8. Posted by Aman 10 Sep 2012 at 8:16 am Reply

    There's a Hijamah center right opposite Masjid Quba in Madeenah: Zaytunah Hijamah.

  9. Posted by syed 09 Oct 2012 at 7:13 am Reply

    assalamu alaikum….dear brothers,,pls help me find the address for hijama therapy in jeddah..saudi arabia
    my mail id is sayeed.ferozbasha@gmail.com

  10. Posted by syed 09 Oct 2012 at 7:15 am Reply

    salam alaikum tanvir sir….pls tell me the address for hijama therapy in jeddah….

  11. Posted by Hijama Directory 09 Oct 2012 at 2:25 pm Reply

    Salams try the Hijama Directory at http://www.hijamadirectory.info

  12. Posted by aslam ahmed 28 May 2013 at 2:02 am Reply

    Salaam. I call the Mr Mohammed Tanveer Ahmed cell but switch off any other number?

  13. Posted by aslam ahmed 28 May 2013 at 2:04 am Reply

    Salaam I call the Mr Mohammed Tanveer Ahmed cell but switch off any other number please tell me

  14. Posted by abdul mujeeb 02 Dec 2013 at 10:31 am Reply

    Aslm u alkm,mr md tanveer sir ,I m a specialist in hijama As i m performing hijama since from last seven years in hyderabad……and i want to work in saudi,is there any chance for me over there if so plzzzz email me at abdmuj00@gmail.com.my hyderabad contact number is 8297158387.plzzzz help me out

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