Sunnah Days For Cupping (Hijama) Jumada Ath-Thaanee 1432 / May 2011

Sunnah Days For Cupping (Hijama): Jumada Ath-Thaanee 1432 – Information provided by Health Means Wealth
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The Sunnah days for wet cupping (hijama) in this month of Jumada Al-Awwal are as follows:

Monday 19th Jumada Ath-Thaanee 1432 – 23rd May 2011

Please kindly note that these dates are based on the new, lunar month according to the sighting of the new moon by the naked eye, as cupping (hijama) is a form of worship. These dates may sometimes vary from the calculated, lunar dates.

AlhamdIlah the Sunnah Days are also posted on our website every month:

Cupping (Hijama) In Its Time Is A Cure For Every Disease

Abu Hurairah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, “Whoever performs cupping (hijama) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease.” [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3861)].

The Best Days For Cupping (Hijama)

Ibn Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, “Cupping (hijama) on an empty stomach* is best. It increases the intellect and improves the memory. It improves the memory of the one memorising. So whoever is going to be cupped then on a Thursday in the name of Allaah. Keep away from being cupped on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Be cupped on a Monday or Tuesday. Do not be cupped on a Wednesday because it is the day that Ayoub was befallen with the trial. You will not find leprosy except (by being cupped) on Wednesday or Wednesday night.” [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3488)].

* ‘alaa ar-reeq in arabic means to fast until after being treated with cupping. Once the treatment of cupping has been completed, one may eat and drink.

As for the Islamic day and night, the night enters before the day. So at sunset on Tuesday, Wednesday night comes in. Cupping (hijama) is best performed during the daytime between the athaan of fajr and the athaan of maghrib because yawm in arabic means daytime.

The Sunnah days for cupping (hijama) every month are when the 17th or 19th or 21st of the lunar month coincide with a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. These are the best and most beneficial days for cupping (hijama). If one is not able to be cupped on 17th, 19th or 21st (coinciding with Monday, Tuesday or Thursday) then any Monday, Tuesday or Thursday of the month.

Cupping (Hijama) For Women

Jaabir ibn Abdullah y reported Umm Salama (may Allah be pleased with her) asked permission from the Messenger r to be treated with cupping (hijama). So the Messenger r ordered Abu Teeba t to cup her. Jaabir ibn Abdullah y said, ” I think he r said that Abu Teeba t is her brother through breastfeeding or a young boy who didn’t reach puberty”. [Saheeh Muslim (5708), abu Dawud (4102), Saheeh ibn Maajah (3480)].

Dry and massage cupping may be performed at any time.

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[Sunan ibn Maajah (209)].

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Comments: 2

  1. Posted by Anonymous 21 Aug 2011 at 11:14 am Reply

    Cupping Therapy was banned in the United States because some practitioners were blood letting during the procedures. Not all practitioners were performing Wet Cupping, but many who were caused a great deal of problems and so, Cupping Therapy, as a whole was prohibited.

    As a PhD, Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist, I am relived to see the efforts of groups like the International Cupping Therapy Association working with governmental regulatory bodies, insurance companies and medical associations to irradicate the ban, educate the medical industry and the public to the benefits of Cupping Therapy, thereby reintroducing it as a safe, effective therapeutic treatment.

    But, as a Muslim, I believe trying to force Hijamah in the U.S. and Canada will result in all Cupping modalities being clustered together and once again banned, especially if the demanding the right to provide the therapy by non-medical practitioners is based on Religion in used.

    The existing medical system will be very unreceptive to allowing this, because groups like Hijama Nation are claiming that someone should be afforded the right to bypass being a medical professional to do this invasive, surgical procedure, based on their religious beliefs.

    This is dangerous and will result in Hijamah not only being prohibited in the U.S. and Canada, as it currently is in Saudi Arabia (because of this very reasoning), but then ALL Cupping will be prohibited.

  2. Posted by Abu Abdul Wali 08 Sep 2011 at 1:10 am Reply

    Why people like you always insist ONLY for a Hijamah therapist to be a medical professional, why you ignore that he / she should also be a true follower of Sunnah, understanding the ISLAM properly, and then maintaning HIJAAB is so essential in every field of a Muslim's life, in due connection, we insist that Hijamah for a woman should be done strictly by a female Hijamah therapist.

    Do not get afraid of those BANS, they are totally under the control of Allah's Hands, Hijamah is not recognized in most parts of the world including many Muslim countries, it is because we Muslims ignored it for the last few hundred years. We also ignored the rest of Tibb-e-Nabawi, the herbs & the blessed diet. Forgetting ISLAM is like forgetting ALLAH, and whoever forgets Allah, he / she is Enforced by Allah to forget himself / herself, he / she will never know the destinations in this world.

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