The following is a guest blog-post in the form of a written interview by Ashiq Hussain Qadri Attari, a male cupping therapist from Yorkshire, England.
[Q]Please give us a short introduction about yourself, and in particular how you ended up being a hijama therapist?
As-salamu-‘alykum-wa-rahmatullaahi-wa-barakatuh to Brothers & Sisters
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger!!!
My Name is Ashiq Hussain Qadri Attari, I am 31 years of age, I follow the Sufi Order Qadiri: named after Hadhrat Sheikh Sayyid Abdul Qadir Jilani al-Hasanii al-Husainii. He was an authority in the Hanbali madhhab (school of sacred Muslim law) as well as the Shafi’i madhhab, and a chief exponent of the Ahl u’s-Sunnah wa’l Jama’ah (the people who follow the lifestyle of the Holy Prophet Muhammad and of his blessed Companions).
After experiencing my own personal illness and pain since the age of 16, I had a Hijama treatment & used other Prophetic Medicine, it helped me to the extent that I could lead a normal life. This made me more passionate about it and I wanted to bring this treatment to the rest. What initially caught my attention was the fact that something so simple was so effective & I was moved by it having a religious basis as our Messenger peace and blessings be upon him said, “Whoever revives a Sunnah from my Sunnah and the people practise it, s/he will have the same reward of those who practise it without their reward diminishing…” [Sunan ibn Maajah (209)]. This shows the importance and greatness of this Sunnah
[Q]- What particular illnesses/ conditions (if any), do you specialise / had the most experience in?
Hijama is a blessed medical cure for the one who has faith in it, and is especially effective when they have faith in it from the start, and not as a last resort when all else fails as is the case with most people. I specialise in all sorts of illnesses & conditions as hijama is a cure for every disease, The Messenger peace and blessings be upon him said, “Indeed in cupping (hijama) there is a cure.” [Saheeh Muslim (5706)]. Hijama is the best remedy recommended and used by the Messenger, The Messenger peace and blessings be upon him said, “Indeed the best of remedies you have is cupping (hijama)…” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5371)]..
[Q] -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?
In my experience Conditions & illnesses respond well to cupping (hijama) therapy, cupping is a very effective treatment for migraine headaches and high blood pressure, and a person can get cured with just one session, Pain is reduced in most cases immediatly, especially in sites of acute pain from strains and sports injuries. Chronic pain may require several sessions before any benefit is seen for certain ailments, however it is shown that pain relief is almost instant, Nothing is same for everyone & each person will be unique. According to the prophetic traditions (Sunnah) – 70 ailments are cured from one point at the base of the neck alone.
[Q] – 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?)
I would say use Hijama as general preventative therapy as it’s Benefits of Hijama are it Stimulates and strengthens the immune system; Enhances blood circulation; Stimulates tissues and internal organs; Improves physical and mental health conditions; Enhances general health of body; Reduces stress and depression by releasing chemicals in the brain; Allows tissues to release toxins by eliminating them through the surface of the skin; Is the best deep tissue massage; Brings blood and warmth to an affected organ and therefore promotes healing; Reduces unwanted side effects of drugs, removes their residue and reduces the risk of drug toxicity; Massage cupping over the digestive system stimulates the inside of the organs, their peristaltic movement and secretion of digestive fluids; strengthens the power of digestion and absorption of nourishment and the power of secretion; dry cupping is 10 times more effective than acupuncture; cupping works in a radius of 10cm and depth of 10-12cm; Massage cupping on the liver aids it to detoxify the body; Massage cupping over the back, revitalises the organs, improves blood circulation and is the equivalent of walking 2km.
The Messenger peace and blessings be upon him (used or recommended hijama for:Headaches: (Abu Dawud);
Magic: Ibn Al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) mentions that the Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) was afflicted with magic and was cupped on the head to treat it. He also mentions that hijama is from the best of cures for magic if performed correctly (Zaad al Ma’aad).
Poison: Abdullah ibn Abbas t reported that a Jewish woman gave poisoned meat to the Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) so he sent her a message saying, “What caused you to do that?” She replied, “If you really are a prophet then Allah will inform you of it and if you are not then I would save the people from you!” When the Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) felt pain from it, he performed cupping (Ahmad).
Strengthening One’s Intelligence and Memory: The Messenger peace and blessings be upon him said, “Cupping & improves the intellect and the memory &” (Ibn Majah)..
[Q] Is there anything else you would like to add?
We have established that anything attributed to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) which is known to be correct, we must accept it as part of Islam and the Sunnah. 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
As your Hijama & Alternative Therapy practitioner I believe in Holistic approach. I consider the whole human body as a whole entity rather than a conglomerate of many organs and systems. I consider all aspects and traits of a guest before imparting the suitable treatment to them. Keeping this in mind a detailed history is taken regarding your health condition by qualified Practitioner who is expert in the field of Hijama [cupping Therapy] & Prophetic Medicine. The Yorkshire Hijama & Alternative Therapy Clinic specializes in authentic hijama & Prophetic Medicine treatments,
At The Yorkshire Hijama & Alternative Therapy Clinic, Hijama & Prophetic Medicine forms an intrinsic part of the wellness regime for the guests. From massages and specialized treatment programs to fulfill personal goals to the more rigorous transformations in lifestyle, the Hijama & Prophetic Medicine experience has been designed keeping in mind the individual’s desire to heal, cure, cleanse, relax and revitalize. With qualified Hijama & Prophetic Medicine therapist to administer treatments ranging from therapeutic massages to more rigorous modes of toxic elimination, the Hijama & Prophetic Medicine therapies at The Yorkshire Hijama & Alternative Therapy Clinic are strongly rooted in ancient traditions, while keeping in mind contemporar
y preferences and comforts.
The Yorkshire Hijama & Alternative Therapy Clinic understands that the success of treatments lie in Therapist’s hands. Keeping this in mind I am given vigorous training in various treatments and therapies. The Yorkshire Hijama & Alternative Therapy Clinic is well on its way to becoming a global model for authentic treatments.
The Yorkshire Hijama & Alternative Therapy Clinic is your local, natural therapy clinic providing natural therapies from a group of professional, fully qualified practitioners. The Yorkshire Hijama & Alternative Therapy Clinic are dedicated to providing a natural, personal approach to healing and are able to offer a wide range of diagnositic services and treatments that are best suited for your own individual needs.
[Q] – Whereabouts is your clinic or practice located?
Currently The Yorkshire Hijama & Alternative Therapy Clinic practice Hijamah & Prophetic Medicine for Men & Women in the whole of North of England inc: Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, Derbyshire
The Yorkshire Hijama & Alternative Therapy Clinic Ltd
Is Registered in England, Registered no: 07215888
Registered office: 36 Agar Street
WE HAVE CERTIFIED MALE & FEMALE HIJAMA THERAPIST
Any person interested in having hijamah or would like some more information can contact me on the number below.
FEATURED HIJAMA & ALTERNATIVE THERAPY PRACTITONER:
Ashiq Hussain Qadri Attari
HEAD OFFICE LOCATION:
36 Agar Street
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