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“Verily, in cupping there is cure.” [Authenticated by Al-Albani]

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Cupping - The miracle of the Prophetic Medicine
In the name of Allah, All praise is due to Allah who revealed the disease and cure, and prayers and peace of Allah be upon our prophet Muhammad (prayers and peace be upon him) who said: “Verily, in cupping there is cure.” [Authenticated by Al-Albani]
«إن في الحجم شفاء» صححه الألباني
and his family and companions as long as there is heaven and earth.
The Messenger of Allah (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Whenever I passed, during the night journey, by a group of angels but they would say to me, ‘O Muhammad, order your nation to perform cupping’.” [Declared authentic by Al-Albani]
«ما مررت ليلة أسري بي بملإ إلا قالوا يا محمد مر أمتك بالحجامة» صححه الألباني
Dear beloved brothers,
Diseases became many in our contemporary time, and people confused in their search for cure. Whenever they find one, by the grace of Allah Almighty, another disease appears for them to reap thousands, and sometimes millions! Actually, Allah Almighty has completed, by Islam, His blessing upon His Muslim servants; there is no disease but the Muslim has cure to it in Islam. And among these wonderful great amazing cures is cupping.
History of cupping:
Cupping is an old remedy many ancient societies practiced it; such as the Chinese, Babylonians, Pharos and ancient Arabs. Then when Islam came, it supported cupping by the sayings of the Chosen Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him). Furthermore, he (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) had been treated by it and said: “The most ideal treatment used for remedy is cupping.” [Reported by Al-Bukhari]
«إن أمثل ما تداويتم به الحجامة» رواه البخاري
Muslims enjoyed health and strength for long time, when they used to hold firmly to the teachings of Islam and the commandments of the Messenger of Allah (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him). Then came the Muslim doctors, such as Ar-Razi and Bin Siena and others, who elaborated on cupping in their books according to the guidance of the Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him). Then these books were transmitted to Europe through Andalusia, which was the first reference for medicine, and filled Europe with light and knowledge and civilization.
However, in the nineteenth century and the early times of the twentieth century, the modern western medicine was spread along with occupying the Muslim countries; and it was considered medicine and anything else is just myth, imposture, backwardness and underdevelopment! And when the companies of medicine appeared along with their gangs and dominated the whole world like an octopus, cupping was gradually set aside for the sake of the western medical means that bewitched the new doctors.
Important note: the multinational medicine companies fight the Prophetic Medicine, because of money, while Islam seeks the happiness of mankind.
The main reason that made the international companies of medicine put aside the Prophetic Medicine (which depends on religious and natural things; such as honey, herbs, legal Ruqiyah… etc,) and not to include it in their researches is that it is not financially profitable, because it is usually available for everybody, whether he is rich or poor. And this is grace from Allah Almighty. On the other hand, the other remedies are usually available to the rich people only. And by this way these companies gain the mythical fabled gains! Also, spreading such researches will be a call to spreading Islam strongly and in a modern medical scientific way! And this is against the creeds and agendas of these evil crusader and Zionist companies!
Cupping convulses the throne of the western medicine!
However; as time passes, it is found that most of the chemical medicines (from the antibiotics to the relievers) have limited benefits along with side effects (usually, the more you take the medicine the less it benefits and has no effects, and it may lead to addiction). Furthermore, these remedies caused new problems where the western medicine could not cure (although these companies display with each remedy their side effect, what they conceal is greater!).
All these reasons made many doctors desert these modern remedies and go to what is called ‘Alternative Medicine’, which depends on natural things such as the sun, water, herbs and other things include cupping, for its great and uncountable benefits that led to studying it in the faculties and institutes and universities. In Germany, there is ‘Fesk’, which is a well-known school specialized in cupping; and in USA there is another school called ‘Cupping’. Furthermore, cupping is studied in the courses of medicine in America as an important branch under the title of ‘Cupping Therapy.’ Also, it is become among the courses of medicine which are studied in the greatest Canadian universities along with many universities worldwide.
The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Jibreel told me that cupping is the most useful thing people used as remedy.” [Declared authentic by Al-Albani]
«أخبرني جبريل ان الحجم أنفع ما تداوى به الناس» صححه الألباني
The Muslim should believe sincerely that the Prophetic Medicine is better than the western medicine.
It is important to mention the following:
First: They took the same positions for cupping that were specified by The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him).
Second: They benefited from the Muslim Medicine. In fact, it is the Prophetic Miracle.
Third: It was reason for curing many remediless diseases. This is affirmation to the saying of the Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him): “The best thing that you can take as remedy is cupping.” [Reported by Muslim]
«إن أفضل ما تداويتم به الحجامة» رواه مسلم
Surly, we are sorry for seeing some of our Muslim doctors (may Allah Almighty guide them) desert these treasures which are granted to us by Allah (the Exalted the Glorious)!
Furthermore, they deny the value of such Prophetic Remedy, although it is proved that cupping is effective remedy for many dangerous diseases round the world.
What is cupping?
Cupping: It is an operation for withdrawing, or sucking, the bad blood from the body.
Its Ruling: It is affirmative supererogatory act; its doer gains reward for doing it, if he did it as patterning after the Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him), and there is no punishment for whoever does not do it.
What do doctors say about cupping?
Doctors say that keeping the amount of iron in the blood, naturally, leads to protecting the person from many dangerous diseases... When the body loses blood, it also loses the extra amount of iron that forms the blood red cells. And those who have in their blood enough amount of iron are less liable to having these diseases…
This is what cupping does; It withdraws the defected blood cells and leave the sound blood cells. Allah is Great!


The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “The best thing that you took as remedy is cupping” (Declared authentic by Al-Albani).


«خير ما تداويتم به الحجامة، و القسط البحري، و لا تعذبوا صبيانكم بالغمز»  صححه الالباني
As for the woman, the problem is solved (by the will of Allah Almighty), because of the menstruation. The menstruation balances the amount of iron in the body by getting rid of the bad blood, and this leads to protecting her from being affected with the diseases which are caused by the extra amount of iron (that is among the contents of the bad blood cells). Hence, menstruation is natural cupping to the woman, by the will of Allah Almighty … Glory to Allah!
Many people fear cupping. And for such people we would like to say: “There is no reason for such fear, because if cupping is applied correctly, there will be no pain (by Allah’s willing) except something like acupuncture!”
The difference between cupping and blood donation:
Cupping frees the body from the defected, abnormal, old and dead blood cells, while blood donation withdraws the sound blood and healthy cells; this leads to increasing the amount of weak cells in the blood and reflects negatively on the health of the body… The evidence on that:
(It is harmful for the weak person to donate blood, while it is useful for him to have cupping! Allah is Great!)
Tip: It is mercy from Allah Almighty that man does not feel harm when he donates blood, because of the quick compensation to the missed blood cells! Hence, if the healthy donator intended helping his Muslim brothers, there would be great reward for him.
The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “If there is a good in what you use as cure, it would be in cupping.” [Declared authentic by Al-Albani]
«إن كان في شيء مما تداويتم به خير فالحجامة» صححه الألباني
Kinds of cupping:
There are two kinds of cupping; the first kind is the protective cupping (optional):
It is the cupping which could be done while having no specific disease; it is optional. And it is called ‘protective’ because it protects the person from having diseases in the future, by the will of Allah Almighty.
Some of cupping benefits:
There are great astonishing benefits for cupping; it protects and cures many remediless diseases. And the following are among the benefits of the protective cupping:
1-   Stimulating blood circulation.
2-   Stimulating brain.
3-   Increasing immunity.
4-   Regulating hormones.
5-   Releasing the body from the toxins and the remains of chemical medicines.
6-   Increasing the amount of cortisone in the blood.
7-   Protecting the body from the harmful cholesterol.
The second kind: The therapeutic cupping: It is the cupping that is made at the presence of a disease.
Cupping contraindications:
There is no disease or anything prevents cupping, because the Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “In cupping there is cure” (Declared authentic by Al-Albani).
«إن في الحجم شفاء» صححه الألباني
Hence, cupping is useful, whether it is protective or therapeutic; they are all good. As for the side effects, there are no side effects at all, by the will of Allah (the Exalted the Glorious).
Times of cupping
First: the protective cupping:
1- The best season: Spring.
2- The best days in the month: The 17th, 19th and 21st days of each lunar month, because the Messenger of Allah (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “He who cups on the 17th, 19th or 21st days, it will be cure for him from any disease.” [Declared good by Al-Albani]
«من احتجم لسبع عشرة، وتسع عشرة، وإحدى وعشرين، كان شفاء من كل داءٍ» حسنه الالباني
3- The best days in the week: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
4- The best hours: The early morning.
• Note 1: cupping could be done in other times, but the benefit will be less.
• Note 2: it is better to do it once every year, at least.
Second: the therapeutic cupping:
It has nothing to do with the season or day or hour; rather it should be done at the presence of the disease.
The age:
A) The protective cupping:
1- As for males: there is no specific old for having cupping; however, the older needs it more than the younger.
2- As for women: Allah (the Exalted the Glorious) made for women periodical cupping, every month, frees them from the bad blood, to have the body returned to its strength and health and beauty. Glory to Allah!
But when the woman reaches menopause, she needs cupping more than anybody else.
Note: this does not mean that women are excluded from cupping; rather it is useful for them at all phases of life.
B) The therapeutic cupping:
It has nothing to do with the age or gender of the patient; rather it should be done, even if the patient is new born baby.
The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Cupping before eating is better, and in it there is cure and blessing, and it benefits the mind and memory; so cup (while) seeking Allah’s blessings.” [Declared good by Al-Albani]
«الحجامة على الريق أمثل وفيه شفاء وبركة وتزيد في العقل وفي الحفظ فاحتجموا على بركة الله..» حسنه الألباني
Some general recommendations before cupping:
1- It should be done before having food.
2- It is not desirable to do it to someone is afraid or tired or feels coldness, because in these cases blood escapes from the veins and makes cupping harmful.
Some general recommendations after cupping:
1- Having drink or sugary food; it is better to be honey or palm date.
2- It is better not to have milk or its products for 24 hours.
3- It is better not to practice sex for a day and night before it and day and night after it.
4- It is better to have rest for 24 hours before it and 48 hours after it.
5- To thank Allah (the Exalted the Glorious) all the time and ask Him to grant you health, believing that He is the Healer.
The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Healing is in three things: cupping, a gulp of honey or cauterization, (branding with fire) but I forbid my followers to use cauterization (branding with fire).” [Reported by Al-Bukhari]
«الشفاء في ثلاثة: في شرطة محجم، أو شربة عسل، أو كية بنار، وأنا أنهى أمتي عن الكي» رواه البخاري
Some therapeutic cupping benefits:
No body complained, to the Messenger of Allah (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him), pain in his head but he said to him: “perform cupping.” And no body complained pain in his legs, but he said to him: “dye them with henna.” [Declared good by Al-Albani]
«ما كان أحد يشتكي إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وجعا في رأسه إلاّ قال: احتجم. ولا وجعاً في رجليه إلا قال: اختضبهما» حسنه الألباني
• Cupping and migraine
“The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) had himself cupped in his head when he was in the sacred state (i.e. wearing ihram) due to migraine from which he was suffering.” [Reported by Al-Bukhari]
«احتجم النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم في رأسه وهو محرم» رواه البخاري
Till now, there is no cure for migraine in the whole world; they are just painkillers. Prayers and peace of Allah be upon you who taught people the good.
• Cupping and diabetes:
Cupping has an effect on diabetes, because the signs of becoming better appeared on those patients after having themselves cupped. We would like to advice this patient to tell the cupper that he has diabetes.
• Cupping and obesity:
When it is done in the exact positions, the person would feel that he is sated early. Glory to Allah!
• Cupping and hemophilia:
In August 8, 2001 B.B.C radio declared that a British scientific research team contacted Syrian cuppers for curing the hereditary disease, hemophilia; after cupping proved its success in curing many patients in Syria from this disease!
• Cupping and epilepsy:
The extra electricity in the brain causes a kind of epilepsy. The remedy which is used now is just dosages of depakene and Tegretol; and when the patient does not take these dosages, he suffers from epileptic seizure. However; by cupping, this disease could be cured thoroughly, by the will of Allah (the Exalted the Glorious).
Tip: The Muslim person releases the extra electricity when he prostrates himself to Allah Almighty, and this could not be done perfectly unless he faces the direction of the Sacred House, which is the center of earth’s gravity. Hence, Muslim is less vulnerable to this disease. All praise is due to Allah!
• Cupping and cancer:
Cupping proved astonishing success in curing cancers; it is done to patients suffer from cancers in the prostate, pharynx, dray canal, fibrous lumps, breast and many others, and they have been recovered thoroughly, by the grace of Allah (the Exalted the Glorious).
• Cupping and smoking & addiction:
Cupping helps in cleaning and filtering the blood and freeing it from some poisonous substances are caused by smoking or drugs, especially nicotine. If the body got rid of these poisons, it would be able to stop addiction, by the will of Allah Almighty.
• Cupping and jinn:
It is well-known that a jinni touches the man for many reasons include magic, envy (i.e. evil eye), forbidden love and hurt. Also, it is well-known that Satan runs in the paths of blood in the child of Adam, as it is mentioned in the honorable Hadith. Satan may leave behind some harmful substances, because of the changes that occur in the person during the touch.
Cupping releases such substances. Moreover; some jinn may be tied in particular parts in the body, and these parts may be the positions of cupping. And Allah Almighty knows best.
• Cupping and magic:
There are material poisons for magic has its effect on the body of the bewitched person. Some magic may be in food or drink and takes its way to the stomach and then spreads with the blood in the body parts. Therefore, cupping (by the will of Allah Almighty) helps much in removing the traces of magic, when the bewitched person has it on the positions of knots and pain and magic gathering.
• Cupping and envy:
When the man is affected with envy, the evil eye makes an effect inside the body. And the legitimate Ruqiyah releases this effect in the shape of sweat or vapor accompanied with yawning or albumin accompanied with phlegm or diarrhea.
Cupping sucks the effects of envy, or some of them, from the positions which are close to the skin, if it is done above it (by the well of Allah the Exalted the Glorious).
Tip: The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “The influence of an evil eye is a fact; if anything would precede the destiny it would be the influence of an evil eye.” [Reported by Muslim]
«العين حق، ولو كان شيء سابق القدر سبقته العين» رواه مسلم
Warning: Many people deny, in the name of science, the effect of jinn, evil eye and magic on man. Actually, this denial is disbelief many people fall in it without knowing that, so beware, especially after their effects are proofed by the religious texts and practice. Recently, this is proofed by the modern researches, and that is why our Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) ordered us to seek refuge with Allah from them by reciting Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas and the legitimate Ruqiyah.
Warning: The man often hurts himself and his children and properties by his own eyes; Allah Almighty said: {It was better for you to say, when you entered your garden: ‘That which Allâh wills (will come to pass)! There is no power but with Allâh} [Surat Al-Kahf 18:39].
{وَلَوْلَا إِذْ دَخَلْتَ جَنَّتَكَ قُلْتَ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ إِنْ تَرَنِ أَنَا أَقَلَّ مِنْكَ مَالًا وَوَلَدًا} سورة الكهف: 39
Transliteration: Walawla ith dakhalta jannataka qulta mashaa Allahu la quwwata illa biAllahi in tarani ana aqalla minka malan wawaladan
Therefore, Muslims should beware their own eyes. And Allah (the Exalted the Glorious) knows best.
Advice: The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “When one of you sees something in himself, or something belongs to himself or something in his brother, that he likes, he should ask blessing to it, because the eye is fact.” [Declared authentic by Al-Albani]
«إذا رأى أحدكم من نفسه أو ماله أو من أخيه ما يعجبه فليدع له بالبركة فٍان العين حق» صححه الألباني
I.e. to say; ‘may Allah bless you’ or ‘blessed is the Most Gracious!’
“The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) used to have himself cupped on the two jugular veins and the upper part of the back.” [Authenticated by Al-Albani]
«كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يحتجم في الأخدعين والكاهل...» صححه الألباني
Very important note: Cupping should be repeated to achieve recovery, by the will of Allah Almighty.
The importance of spreading cupping between Muslims:
Dear beloved brother, Men and women should learn cupping, especially it is an easy simple operation, to gain the great reward (by the will of Allah the Exalted the Glorious) for applying the Sunnah of the Chosen Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him).
O my friend, you have tried the western medicine, and you may have traveled to Europe and America and spent lot of money for that. Therefore, why don’t you try cupping, even in once in your lifetime? Actually, it will cost you nothing but several dinars! Then, if you are recovered, it is by Allah’s grace and favor. On the other hand, if you do not recover, you will gain the reward and lose nothing. And all praise is due to Allah for everything.
Muslim’s attitude:
Cupping is guidance from the Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) and useful treatment. However; the patient should not think that if he applied cupping he will surly and quickly be recovered. In fact; it is like any other useful treatment, because recovery is connected with the will of Allah; He may grant or delay it for some wisdom. Therefore, when recovery is delayed, patient’s faith should not be affected. This is an important fact each Muslim should know. There are cases that recovered by the will of Allah and there are cases Allah did not grant them recovery. Indeed, illness, recovery and everything are in the Hands of Allah (the Exalted the Glorious); He Almighty said: {And when I am ill, it is He who cures me} [Surat Ash-Shuara 26:80].
{وَإِذَا مَرِضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ} سورة الشعراء: 26
Transliteration: Waitha maridtu fahuwa yashfeeni
Dear Muslim brother, you should know that cupping is among what is recommended and encouraged by the Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him). Therefore, whoever tries to prohibit it, or belittle or mock or gibe it, or degrade its value and importance, he is sinner and neglector to the Sunnah and he is enemy to Allah (the Exalted the Glorious) and His Messenger (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) and he deserves Allah’s wrath in the worldly life and Hereafter too.
The medicine, that our prophet Muhammad (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) guided us to, is the perfect medicine, while any other medicine is imperfect, because it is based on trial and failure along with people’s minds that cannot know exactly what benefits and what hurts.
It is Allah alone (the Creator of the man) Who knows the reasons of recovery by the perfect way that brings no hurt. Moreover, it is He Who revealed cupping to His Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) and told him that it is the most useful thing people used as treatment. Allah Almighty said: {Should not He Who has created know? And He is the Most Kind and Courteous (to His slaves), All-Aware (of everything)} [Surat Al-Mulk 67:14].
{أَلَا يَعْلَمُ مَنْ خَلَقَ وَهُوَ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ} سورة الملك: 14
Transliteration: Ala yaAAlamu man khalaqa wahuwa allateefu alkhabeeru
Finally, because of cupping importance and the greatness of its benefits, we hope that the people who are in charge, in the Muslim world, would teach it in the schools, institutes and universities and spread it in the media, hospitals, clinics and so on, to have the great good and benefit presented to the nation of Muhammad (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him), and they will gain great reward, for that, on the Day of Judgment, by the will of Allah (the Exalted the Glorious). The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “He who sets a good precedent in Islam, there is a reward for him for this (act of goodness) and reward of that also who acted according to it subsequently, without any deduction from their rewards.” [Reported by Muslim]
«من سن في الإسلام سنة حسنة، فله أجرها، وأجر من عمل بها بعده. من غير أن ينقص من أجورهم شيء» رواه مسلم
We ask Allah, the Most-High Who has power over all things, to grant recovery to our patients and Muslims’ patients; indeed, He is the over everything omnipotent.
And prayers and peace of Allah be upon our prophet Muhammad and all his family and companions. And all praise is due to Allah the Lord of the worlds.
And may Allah reward you well.
And peace and mercy and blessing of Allah be upon you.


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