Friday, November 23, 2007

Hijamah in Islam and Medicine

After 2 days of making the Hijamah it looks like this above...

Images taken from:

Volume 7, Book 71, Number 584:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
(The Prophet said), "Healing is in three things: A gulp of honey, cupping, and branding with fire (cauterizing)." But I forbid my followers to use (cauterization) branding with fire."

Volume 7, Book 71, Number 597:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet was cupped while he was fasting.

Volume 7, Book 71, Number 598:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet was cupped while he was in a state of Ihram.

Volume 7, Book 71, Number 599:
Narrated Anas:
that he was asked about the wages of the one who cups others. He said, 'Allah's Apostle was cupped by Abd Taiba, to whom he gave two Sa of food and interceded for him with his masters who consequently reduced what they used to charge him daily. Then the Prophet s said, "The best medicines you may treat yourselves with are cupping and sea incense.' He added, "You should not torture your children by treating tonsillitis by pressing the tonsils or the palate with the finger, but use incense."

Excerpt from:

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"The Arabic word “hijamah” means “sucking.” In the Arabian Gulf, Hijamah was used not only for treatment but also for prophylaxis against diseases. The pearl divers in the Arabian Gulf used to undergo hijamah before the diving season in the belief that the procedure will prevent diseases during the 3 months at sea. It was thought to be very effective against dizziness."

my notes:

Hijamah is used for treatment of many different types of diseases. Below are some of the Disease Groups "Wet" cupping is used for.

Rheumatic pain,Back Pain,Epilepsy,Hypertension,Asthma,Diabetic,Peptic Ulcer,Smoking.

Inshallah today i will upload photos of what wet hijamah looks like one day after being done!

1 comment:

Ahealth said...

The first definitely looks much scarier than it feels!

Anyone who has had hijama done, please share your experience on our hijama blog that we are running as a platform for therapists to share their knowledge and for patients to share their experiences