This is a second viewpoint on the topic of Who should perform Hijama? which had a lot of varied comments from different parts of the world 

The following is an article from Muddassar Raja, (BSc, CHP) of Hijama Nation. The opinions discussed and expressed in the article are entirely the authors, and sharing the article on the blog does not necessarily mean we agree to everything being discussed therein in its entirely.

The Importance of Hijama:

Abdullah ibn Abbas (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, “I did not pass by an angel from the angels on the night journey except that they all said to me: Upon you is cupping (hijama), O Muhammad.” [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3477)]. 
In the narration reported by Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (may Allaah be pleased with him) the angels said, “Oh Muhammad, order your Ummah (nation) with cupping (hijama).” [Saheeh Sunan Tirmidhee (3479)].
The “Night Journey” refers to Isra and Mi’raj, where Prophet Muhammad was given the gift of salah. According to the above hadith, the message to establish Hijama was emphasized, the same night. So knowing that the establishing practice of Hijama was ordered the same night as the order of Salah, should tell us the importance of Hijama Cupping Therapy. 
The above ahadith also prove to us that we cannot take Hijama as only Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) sunnah, instead, it is an order from Allah (swt) to establish Hijama as a preferred treatment for humanity.
What can be cured by Hijama?
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)].
According to the above hadith, Hijama is the cure for every disease. As a Muslim we know it is Allah who cures us and Allah and his Messenger has recommended Hijama treatment to us, so we have to try it and leave the cure to Allah. If Allah wishes to cure you, He will, otherwise He wants to test you and reward you a bit more.
If Hijama treatment is the recommended treatment for humanity by Allah and His messenger, then what kind of treatments should it be able to treat? Through ahadith, research and our experience we have learnt that by administering Hijama, we can successfully treat medical, muscular, skeletal, metaphysical, psychological, spiritual and emotional issues. 
According to Ibn al Qayyim, in his book, “The Medicine of Phrophet”, mentioned that the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) got his head cupped when he was afflicted with magic. So Hijama is the best treatment for metaphysical issues, such as Jin possession, Black magic and Evil eye. 
Who should perform Hijama?
There are plenty of debates in the industry about who should perform Hijama. Right now, there are two main views in the market.
  1. Medical Doctors: Medical doctors feel that the only people who should be able to do Hijama treatment should be medical doctors or someone who has some kind of medical background. Even though modern medicine is very advance for doing testing, scans and surgeries, it is not equipped to deal with spiritual and metaphysical issues, that can cause a patient’s health and life to deteriorate.
  2. Imams and Mashaikh: Even though Imams and Mashaikh might be equipped to deal with spiritual and metaphysical issues, they might not have knowledge of physiology and anatomy. And they might not be aware of blood borne pathogens and cross contamination issues.
What is the solution?
So who should perform Hijama? We believe that the best person to perform Hijama is someone:
  1. Who has knowledge of  Physiology and Anatomy,
  2. Who is always conscious of hygiene, for the health and safety of his/her patient and him/herself.
  3. Who has at least the basic knowledge of metaphysical issues and knows how to deal with them with the help of Ruqiyah
  4. Who has some bodywork knowledge to deal with muscular problems
  5. Knowledge of some typology to figure out the root cause of the problem
Because of our belief that a Hijama Practitioner should have basic knowledge about all of the above, we have designed our Online Hijama Certification Course to cover introduction to all of the above points. And now we are partnering up with the experts in the above fields to bring the full courses in the market. So that we can help a Hijama Practitioner to have a Holistic approach. 
We hope that all Allopathic and Holistic Health Practitioners can come together and provide tailor-made treatments for people who are seriously ill. We need to work together to put patients first and prioritize their safety and well-being. Our goal as Healthworkers should be to provide the highest standards of treatments and healthcare plans in collaboration with each other, inshallah!
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Muddassar Raja, (BSc, CHP) of Hijama Nation
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Comments: 7

  1. Posted by Anonymous 17 Dec 2012 at 7:05 am Reply

    Thank you,Sir,
    Many people want to learn about hijama in my country including me.Your online course is too expensive for us.We want some course like this in my part so we learn and teach others.
    Nasima hanif
    Karachi Pakistan.

  2. Posted by Mahmoud 17 Dec 2012 at 1:25 pm Reply

    Thank you for sharing this article with me Brother, and as i have repeatedly said before on numerous occasions that if we are going to follow the Authentic Sunnah of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad PBUH, then he has said in the Authentic Hadith " Whoever practices Medicine and not known to know Medicine, then he is a guarantor" and this was explained by one of the prominent Muslim Scholars in the world as follows: " No one should perform Hijama unless he is a Medical Doctor ". Thank you

  3. Posted by Mahmoud 18 Dec 2012 at 2:30 am Reply

    Dear Sister Nasima.. It is against the teachings and Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH to practice Hijama unless you are a Medical Doctor..

  4. Posted by Anonymous 21 Jan 2013 at 10:59 pm Reply

    Salaam and a very Good Morning to you. My question to you Sir, if anybody who is already practicing Alternative Medicine ( including Acupressure )can he practice Hijama. I would really appreciate if you could give me your answer as earlier as possible.

    Best regards

    Alternative Medicine Practioner

  5. Posted by Md Farawi 01 Feb 2013 at 3:26 pm Reply

    Can you prove what you say about Hadith that says it is against the sunnah to practice Hijama unless you are a Medical Doctor

  6. Posted by Mahmoud 07 Feb 2013 at 3:13 am Reply

    Yes Dear Brother. I have already proven in details in my reply here below that one of the most Prominent Muslim Scholars of Hadith ( Dr.Shaikh Shehab Abu Zahw from Egypt ) Has explained this Authentic Hadith in details on Friday JUMA Prayer and said that it is a MUST that whoever practices Hijama is a Medical Doctor and non other and you can also read about online .. if you know and understand Arabic then you will know that the Hadith is self explanatory and that it is completely and totally forbidden for someone who is not a Medical Doctor to perform Hijama. Thank you

  7. Posted by Mahmoud 07 Feb 2013 at 3:16 am Reply

    My dear Brother I have already indicated here below that it is explained by one of the prominent scholars of Islam specializing in Hadith that it is completely and totally forbidden for someone who is not a medical doctor to perform hijama and that hadith in Arabic clearly states that…

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