Sunnah Day For Cupping (Hijama): Ramadaan 1431 / Aug-Sept 2010

Sunnah Day For Cupping (Hijama): Ramadaan 1431 / Aug-Sept 2010 – Information provided by Health Means Wealth
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BismiLah Arrahmaan Arraheem

Assalumu alaikum wa rahmatuLah wa barakatuhu

Please accept our sincerest apologies for the delay in sending out our monthly hijama Sunnah days. This was due to a technical problem which alhamdIlah has now been resolved.

The Sunnah day for wet cupping (hijama) in this month of Ramadaan is as follows:

Tuesday 21st Ramadaan 1431 – 31st August 2010

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) While fasting Or In The State Of Ihram

Abdullah ibn Abbas y reported that the Messenger r was cupped on his head for a unilateral headache while he was in Ihraam. [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5701)].

Abdullah ibn Abbas y reported that the Messenger r was cupped while he was fasting. [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5694)].

Anas ibn Maalik y was asked: “Did you dislike cupping for the fasting person?” He said, “No except for the reason of one becoming weak.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (1940)].

This is not affected by the hadeeth, “The cupper and the one being cupped have broken their fast.” [Saheeh see Irwaa al-Ghaleel (931)]. This is because the hadeeth is abrogated as Sheikh al-Albaani and ibn Hazm (may Allah have mercy upon them) showed by the following hadeeth:

Abu Sa’eed al-Khudhree t said, “The Messenger r validated cupping for the fasting person.” [Saheeh see Irwaa al-Ghaleel (4/74)].

It appears that cupping (hijama) is allowed but disliked as Anas ibn Maalik y mentioned because the fasting person becomes weak if they perform cupping (hijama) and Allah knows best.

Dry and massage cupping may be performed at any time.

We pray you find this information helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries, comments or feedback.

JazakAllah khair for your support.

The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, “Whoever revives a
Sunnah from my Sunnah and the people practise it, will have the same reward of those who practise it without their reward diminishing…”

[Sunan ibn Maajah (209)].

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Comments: 2

  1. Posted by Anonymous 16 Aug 2010 at 6:10 am Reply

    Alhamdolilah we have started the noble job of hijama with the intention of reviving the great sunnah of rasoolilah saw fee sabeelilah we dont charge anything also provide free cups to the patient we have seen so many miraculous cures in this great experience of following sunnah one doctor79 years old has his knee transplant surgery failed came to me and we did hijama on his point alkahil sunnah point and one on knee and he immediately start feeling better and now calling us every week several times be grateful and asking us to do more hijamas on him and he is the writer of so many religious popular books and another patient pain in walking from his accident in childwood we did hijama on alkahil and low bottom back and he said 95% pain is gone alhamdolilah and several several patients has shown drastic changes in drop sugar by 15points and relaxation and better sleep and feel more younger and energetic and no laziness and different pains of the years have gone completely alhamdolilah and on and on several testimonials of the cure by great sunnah of hijama.

  2. Posted by Ahealth 27 Aug 2010 at 2:55 pm Reply

    Alhamdulillah that is great to hear, however you have not left any contact details as I'm sure blog readers would like to know your identity and location. So please submit these details via another comment, or please email me for a possible blog post in the near future.



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