Hijama / Cupping

Everything about Hijama / Cupping

Everything about Hijama / Cupping


The information that follows is only meant to gain a little more insight into this Prophetic healing method, it is not meant to be a do-it-yourself guide to then just cut people open and do Hijama. Hijama can be very dangerous if it is done by people who are not knowledgeable, can become paralyzed by it, get nervous, etc. I will therefore not go into the various places on the body so that people are not tempted to do it themselves. to do.

Meaning of Hijama Linguistically and in faith

1 of the greatest favors with which ALLAH has favored us when we talk about the medicine of the Prophet (peace be upon him) then it is Hijama, before we go into it further, we will first consider the linguistic meaning of the word Al-Hijama .

Lisaan Al'Arab says the following:

Al-Hijama comes from the stem of the verb Al-Hajm or suck, it is said: Hajama Al-Sabiy Thadya Ummihi idha Massahu (The child sucks at his mother's breast) and Al-Hajaamoe is Al-Massaasoe (the one who Hijama does), and Al-Hijama is his profession and Al-Mihzamu is the cup / cup in which the blood is collected and Al-Misratu (the knife) of Al-Hajaam.

If we look at the meaning of Al-Hijama in faith, then certain Fuqaha have said:

Tapping the blood from the neck (neck) by sucking after the Haajaam incisions. But basically hijama is not limited to the neck just as we will see later there are spots all over the body.

Al-Hijama is thus the practice of removing Al-Dam Al-Fasad (bad blood) from the body by the Hajaam who makes small incisions in the body in certain places and after which the blood is sucked out.

The way they used to do with the mouth, horns of animals, or today with glass or plastic cups, more about this follows insha ALLAH.

History of Hijama (cupping)

Hijama also called cupping in English and headlines in Dutch has a long history of thousands of years, even before the arrival of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him), it is undoubtedly transferred to different peoples by the Prophets who ALLAH the Exalted has sent.

Thus we see that the Chinese and the people of Babylon practiced Hijama, but also the Pharaohs in Ancient Egypt and the proof of this can still be found today in the drawings from that time. They used Hijama to treat various diseases. At that time they used cups made from different materials such as metal, wood, bamboo, animal horns, etc. Below are a number of examples.

In this time it is a bit easier and there are cupping sets for sale that work with a vacuum pump. These include plastic cups of different sizes, so you no longer have to suck yourself.

A lot of work is also done with cups made of glass, whereby a vacuum effect is created by placing a piece of cotton that has been ignited in the cup and applying it to the body at lightning speed.

This creates a vacuum and gives the same effect as with the vacuum pump, see below how it works.

If we look at the history of Hijama, it was the Chinese who first made it a medical treatment, at the time it was mainly used to remove bad and poisoned blood from the body as well as to get cold out of the body. They did this with cups made from bamboo and they were first made hot, the so-called "Hot Cupping". They also used different herbs for this and mainly applied it to diseases caused by cold in the body, such as joint pain, colds, etc.

Although many peoples have used Hijama that did not belong to the people of Imaan, and although they have benefited, we can say that if one wants to get the best out of Hijama, he must do so according to the Sunnah and consider Hijama a sabaab and not as a cure in itself. Then one will see the miracles of ALLAH who has put so much baraka in Hijama, provided the right conditions are met.

Different types of Hijama / Cupping

1- Hijama through leeches, we will not go further here, but this is a kind of Hijama.

2-Al-Hijama Djaafah, or Dry Cupping, is the use of cups that are placed on the body in certain places against the pain, and 2 cases can be participated, or a massage can be done to stimulate the blood circulation, then the body or spot is first rubbed with oil to move the cups more smoothly or the cup is left on the spot for a period of about 15 to 30 min. There is no further carving involved, hence the name Dry because no blood is removed from the body and no incisions are made, we will not elaborate on this species because it has little influence on Roqyah.

3- Al-Hijama Al-Ratbah, it is this Hijama that we are going to focus on and it is this that delivers the most results.

We are talking about Hijama where, based on the patient's complaints, or certain diseases blood is removed on different parts (depending on complaint or illness).

This blood that is removed is often dark, thick, lumpy and slimy blood that contains many poisons and bad things.

It slows blood circulation and prevents the transport of certain minerals, vitamins and sufficient oxygen to the various organs and limbs in the body. This blood makes a patient sick and even life-threatening illnesses can occur.


Proof of Hijama in the Sunnah and some of its regulations


Sa'eed ibn Jubayr (may Allah be pleased with him) reports on the authority of Ibn 'Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“Healing is in 3 matters; Drinking honey, the incision of the Mihjaam (the one who does Hijama) and the burning with fire (Al-Kaj), but I forbid my Ummah Al-Kaj. ”(Saheeh Bukhari nr 5269)

In the above hadith one finds evidence for Al-Hijama, but one also sees the blessings it contains, because the 1 of the 3 is things in which ALLAH has put healing, to briefly discuss Al-Kaj, it is Al-Kaj burn with fire. This was done, for example, when a person had a large open wound, and where the bleeding could not be stopped, in this situation use was made of fire, or hot oil thrown on the wound to stop bleeding.

So it is clear that Al-Kaj hurt terribly, and it was for this reason that the Prophet (peace be upon him) allowed it only in matters where it could not be otherwise, such as when there was a chance that a person might bleed to death .

We read in the hadith that it is forbidden, and yet I have just said it is in necessity, this is because of other ahaadeeth (traditions) that have studied the muhadithoon (hadith scholars) and fuqaha (fiqh scholars) and they have given this explanation that forbidden in this hadeeth means that it is makrooh or reprehensible and can therefore be avoided, but in cases where it was necessary, it was used, such as in the following tradition.

It is narrated from Jaabir (may Allah be pleased with him) that Ubayy (may Allah be pleased with him) was hit by an arrow in an artery in his arm on the day of Al-Ahzaab, and the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) with him) Al-Kaj applied (Saheeh Muslim nr 2207)

This was briefly about Al-Kaj, now we will continue with the subject of Al-Hijama.

Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that

Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

"I have not passed a group (Angels) on the night I was taken on The Nightly Journey (Al-Israa), except that they said to me, O Muhammad, you command Ummah to perform Hijama. (Ibn Maajah)

The best time for Hijama

Ibn 'Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) has reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“The best times to be treated with Hijama are the 17deOf 19de or the 21th(from the Islamic month, hijri calendar) ”(Tirmid hi nr 2054)

Abu Hureira (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“The person being treated with Hijama on the 17 deOf 19de or the 21th (from the hijri month) will be cured (with the will of ALLAH) of all diseases. ”(Abu Dawood nr 3861)

Anas ibn Maalik (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“The person who wants to be treated with Hijama, let him do this on the 17deOf 19de or the 21th (from the hijri month) so that his blood will not flow in large quantities and kill him. ”(Ibn M aajah nr 3489)

Ibn 'Omar (may Allah have mercy on him) narrates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“Hijama on an empty stomach is best, it contains a cure and a blessing, it improves your intelligence and your memory. So use Hijama May Allah bless you on Thursday, and use Hijama on Monday and Tuesday, but avoid Hijama on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. ”(Ibn Maajah No. 3487, the hadeeth is da'eef, but the scholars have allowed it to use it)

So we see that in summary the best days are the 17deOf 19de and the 21th of the month are in the Muslim era, and the best thing is if they coincide on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday.

The doctors who use Hijama have stated that the middle of the month gets the best result at Hijama, the blood flows too much at the beginning of the month, and too little at the end, so the middle is the best.

This means that no hijama can be done on other days, the answer is of course, these days are recommended days and if there is a need or one cannot go on the recommended day then there is nothing wrong with going to Hijama to do. This is also what Ibn Al-Qayyim says in his book Tibb Al-Nabawi and it is also reported that Ahmad ibn Hanbal (may Allah have mercy on him) let himself be treated with Hijama whenever needed.

Furthermore, it is recommended to do Hijama in the morning, the best time is around 2 hours after sunrise, it is not recommended to do Hijama in the evening or night, because the body is tired then, but if there is a real need it be done.

How does Hijama work?

To give an explanation of how Hijama works, one should think of a highway, a highway on which trucks are used to supply stores, but due to the many traffic jams on the highway, the trucks get through enormously late and sometimes not at all.

The trucks I am talking about on the highway are nothing more than the blood that flows through our bodies. Our blood contains vitamins, minerals, oxygen, etc. These are all things that our body needs to function normally.

Because there are things in our food and drink that are harmful to our body or difficult to break down, intersections of our blood system are blocked, which causes blood circulation to be blocked, so that certain parts of our body do not have the necessary nutrients, vitamins and oxygen.

Because of this a person can get pain, an illness etc in his body.

We also breathe in a lot of harmful substances, and also any diseases with which ALLAH tests us cause problems, all these kinds of problems can be helped by Hijama with the will of ALLAH.

The haajim performs Hijama at these intersections where the blood is often trapped, he removes the obstruction of bad blood, there are poisons, harmful substances, viruses and diseases in this blood.


The blood that can come out to a person at Hijama can have the following colors:

  • No blood, the place is healthy
  • Red blood, the place is healthy
  • Dark red to black blood, there is very bad and harmful blood at this place, Al-Dam Al-Fasad.
  • Coagulated blood, this also means that there are very harmful substances in the blood, the blood is dark in color
  • Yellowish liquid comes out of the spot, this is plasma and this indicates that the hajaam must stop Hijama in this spot and that he probably put a little too much pressure on the spot with sucking.
  • Other color of liquid that comes out, such as pink, plastic substance, etc., indicates that there may be Sihr in the patient's body and has been removed by the Hijama with the will of ALLAH.

In general we can say that there are approximately 145 points on the body on which Hijama can be done, the number can vary per hajaam but in general it is around this number.

These spots are generally referred to as pressure points or pressure points, in acupuncture about the same points are used, although other places are added in acupuncture, acupuncture works according to the same mechanism, only here it is temporary, because the blood returns later .

Hijama should not be confused with acupuncture or loss of blood either, both are completely different from Hijama.

Before the haajim treats someone, he first asks for some info about the patient, the info consists of:

  • Use of medicine, Hijama can be dangerous in people who use blood thinners, and also people who are given coagulants. Also the hajaam should know if the patient is a diabetes patient and what type, because a different type of knife should be used for this type of patients , and after the treatment the wounds should be rubbed with fucidine cream.
  • Medical condition and complaints, the hajaam can choose the places where Hijama is done.
  • Physical state, if the patient is very weak, then one can forgo Hijama.

For each patient, depending on his symptoms and strength, points are chosen to do Hijama, every condition or complaint has its place or combination of places.

Hijama with the Prophet (peace be upon him)

It is narrated from Ibn 'Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) was treated with Hijama in Mecca on his head while he was in Ihraam (Bukhari No. 4 / 51, Muslim and others)

The place where the Prophet (peace be upon him) was treated is called Al-Yaafug, it is in the center of the head and this place SubahannALLAH is a very convenient place. It is good for many conditions such as migraine, forehead inflammation, improves memorization, good against Djinn in the head, Sihr, Evil Eye and much more.

"Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) was treated with Hijama at the Agda'ain and Al-Kaheel" (Abu Dawud hadeeth is saheeh nr 3860 and Ahmad nr 3 / 119)

Al-Agda'ain are 2 spots on the side of the neck, just along the arteries, these spots are very good for people who suffer from washing down and pressure on their chest, and of course for many other conditions.

Al-Kaheel is the place behind the back just below the neck of the Vertebra Prominus (7de vertebra).

"It is narrated from Ibn 'Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) was treated with Hijama at Al-Agda'ain and Bajnal Aktaf". (Ahmad)

Bajnal Aktaf are 2 places that sit between the shoulders, it is a place where the Djinn often nestles itself and people who have Sihr in the body should also take this place because Sihr often sits here.

"On the authority of Anas (may Allah be pleased with him, it is reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) was treated with Hijama while he was in a state of Ihram on the back of his foot because of pain he had". (Sunan Al-nasaaie)

The place here is therefore on top of the foot, this should be done without cutting the veins.

Against which disorders or diseases does Hijama / Cupping help?

Hijama is good for almost all complaints and diseases, I will mention a few:

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  • headache, migraine
  • neck pain
  • shoulder pain
  • allergies
  • different rashes on the skin
  • varicose veins
  • Rheumatism
  • asthma and other lung diseases
  • pigment bleaching in the skin
  • backache
  • paralysis in the body
  • anemia
  • poor blood circulation
  • stomach ache
  • chronic constipation
  • high blood pressure
  • kidney problems
  • diarrhea (dry cupping is used here)
  • narrowed blood vessels
  • combat addiction
  • prevent too much sleep
  • stimulate memory
  • depression
  • insomnia (sleep problems)
  • heart problems
  • diabetes
  • menstrual problems
  • eye problems

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And of course Hijama is very good for people with Sihr, Al-Mass, 'Ain and Al-Hasad.

This was a small selection for which Hijama can be useful with the will of ALLAH.


What to do before, during and after the Hijama


For the treatment:

  • Hijama should be done on an empty stomach or else at least 2 hours between eating and treatment, but Hijama works better on an empty stomach.
  • 24 hours before treatment no sexual intercourse, Maliki scholar Ibn Abi Zayd Al-Qayrawani talks about this in the book Al-Fawakeeh in the chapter Hukm Al-Ta'aleez that 1 day before and 1 day after, no intercourse may take place, this is because blood pressure can rise during intercourse.
  • You should not shower before treatment, because otherwise the harmful blood is spread through the shower over the body, but will later return to its permanent place.


During the treatment:


  • The patient can generally be treated better lying down, because there may be a risk of dizziness the first time, if someone is treated in the chair, the chance of falling is high.
  • If the patient gets dizzy and almost faints, then lie directly on his back and legs up, the patient should also drink sweet, such as water in which honey is dissolved.
  • Hijama should not be used on damaged skin, warts, etc.
  • Not in places where there are no muscles.
  • Not in places where there are many veins such as the back of the hand and the top of the foot.
  • Not with pregnant women, this is especially true for the first 3 months, but it is recommended not to do it at all with pregnant women.
  • Do not do Hijama on extremely cold days, except in case of extreme necessity.
  • Hijama should always be done in parallel, meaning on both sides where this is possible of course.
  • No Hijama in people who have a fever.
  • No hijama on joints.
  • No Hijama on a swollen knee due to moisture.
  • Not too many cups in people who are weak or suffer from anemia.
  • Not with people who dialyze.
  • Not for people who have just given blood, there should be an interval of 2 a 3 days in between.
  • Not with old people, generally does not apply to people of 70 years and children younger than 15, furthermore, the state of health of the person should be considered for each individual case.


After treatment:


  • Immediately after treatment it is recommended that the patient drink a glass of water in which pure honey is dissolved, this is good for making blood and gives strength to the patient.
  • The patient is not allowed to do the following during 24 hours:
  • No milk or milk products such as butter, cheese, etc.
  • No cold drinks that have been in the fridge, you can drink sweet drinks as long as they are not in the fridge but at room temperature, otherwise you should not drink too much during this 24 hour.
  • No intercourse during 24 hours after treatment, Ibn Hajr talks in Al-Fath Al-Baari that the Prophet (peace be upon him) did Hijama while he was fasting, so daytime and intercourse were not allowed.
  • No hard labor.
  • One should not excite oneself, get angry, etc.
  • do not take a shower during 24 hours, you can still do the wudu.
  • Watch out for the cold, but again not too much clothing that a person suffocates. The clothing should also not be tight so that it slows or squeezes the circulation.
  • Eat easily digestible food such as vegetables, fruit, it is recommended to eat plenty of vinegar during the first 24 hours after the Hijama lettuce, drink honey dissolved in water, you should absolutely not drink milk because this increases blood pressure and a person becomes ill can be from the Hijama.
  • It is recommended not to eat meat in the first 24 hours after the treatment, but chicken meat or fish is allowed.
  • Do not expose the areas where Hijama is done to air so that no infections occur.
  • Furthermore, you should not eat salt or spicy food during the first 3 hour.
  • It may be that the day after Hijama the person gets a somewhat higher temperature or a feeling of warmth, this is normal and will go away soon
  • It is also possible that when people perform Hijama on their back, they may suffer from diarrhea, this is also normal and will go away.

Hygiene what about that?

Hygiene is of vital importance to Hijama, the hijama executor should take this matter seriously because they work with blood, and the smallest bacteria can already cause a serious infection.

  • The room must be hygienic, draft-free and at room temperature.
  • The equipment such as the cups, vacuum pump and blades must be disinfected with a disinfectant, 1 blade must be used for every place on the body, the blade must then be thrown away and may not be used for another place.
  • The shark must be wearing gloves that are also disinfected.
  • Each patient must be given his own cups, and the cups may not be used for other patients.
  • Every place where Hijama is done must be disinfected.
  • It is recommended to bury the blood that is being removed, this was also the way of the Sahaba (may Allah be pleased with them), if it cannot be otherwise, it should be thrown away with the garbage, far away from children, the removed blood is dangerous and contains poisons and harmful substances.
  • When the shark is done with Hijama, he should clean every area of ​​the patient with disinfectant, and then afterwards pure honey should be lubricated at every place, if one does not have honey, olive oil or black seed oil may also be used, although honey is preferred.
  • The places where Hijama is done are if it stops bleeding properly if the shark has done everything well. It is therefore basically not necessary to cover the wounds with a bandage, the honey also ensures that the skin adheres quickly and also reduces the risk of infection, the patient should immediately get dressed immediately after the Hijama.

Hijama with women

When we talk about Hijama with a woman, there are a number of things that need to be taken into account.

Hijama is not only done when one has a complaint, Hijama must be seen as an APK that every person has to do from time to time, at Hijama of the woman we make a distinction between women still menstruating and women in transition sit (no more menstruating.

A woman who menstruates, basically loses some menstrual period some of the harmful substances in the body, this is 1 of the favors and wisdoms of Allah when menstruating.

Although menstruation cannot be completely compared to Hijama, a menstruating woman should not do Hijama too often, we can say that about 1 a maximum of 2 times a year is sufficient, unless there is a need to do Hijama, such as a certain condition , illness or because of Sihr, Al-Mass or 'Ain, and then she has to do it more often.

For the women who are in transition, it is highly recommended to perform Hijama, because their bodies are no longer menstruating, the harmful substances are not lost and these can cause many problems.

In general we can say with Hijama and this also applies to men, that your age is the interval between treatments. This is what Imam Doctor Ali Al-Riddaa says in his work called, "Al-Risalat Al-Dhahabiyyah Li Doctor Mohammed" Ali Barr.

So someone who is 20 years old can, in principle, perform the 20 days Hijama, so a woman of 20 years does it every 20 day, if there is a need of course, if one just wants to undergo a so-called MOT, it is sufficient to quarterly treatment. So we see that with this system, the older you are, the more space there is between the treatments, this because the body of an older person needs more time to recover in the body after a treatment. This does not apply to certain diseases, in some cases a patient has to undergo treatments every week, I will not go into this because it is not our goal.

Another condition for Hijama in women is that it is not allowed to be treated by a man, the scholars do make an exception to treatment by a man if the man is a mahram of the woman.

I have heard that a number of men who perform Hijama also do this with women, this is a very bad thing and a great fitnah!

The woman's body is' awrah, and with Hijama half of the body is bared. How can a thoughtful Muslim man who says he is engaged in Prophetic healing then perform Hijama on a woman, and also the women in question who are being treated, the shame is hard to find for all. Alhamdullilah there are more and more sisters who have learned to perform Hijama, and the women who want to do Hijama should look for these sisters and not let themselves be treated by a man.

It has been reported that Jaabir ibn Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him) that he has reported that Umm Salama (may Allah be pleased with her) asked permission from the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) to be treated with Hijama.

The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) ordered Abu Tayba (may Allah be pleased with him) to treat her with Hijama. Jaabir ibn Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

“I believe he (the messenger of ALLAH peace be upon him) said that Abu Tayba (may ALLAH be pleased with him) was her (Ummah Salama) breastfeeding brother (rada'a) or a young boy who is of puberty age has not reached. (Saheeh Muslim 193 / 14)

In the book "Kitaab Al-Amraad wal Kaffarat wa Tibbi wa Al-Roqyah", written by Shaych Al-Haafidh Abdelwahid Dhiyaa Al-Deen Al-Maqdisi to Bab Hijama Al-Nissa page 113 contains the commentary on this hadeeth and the Shaych says :

“And I don't know a statement (that a man does Hijama with a woman) like this. And I think that this statement was BEFORE the Revelation of the verses of the hijab, and that it was permitted by necessity, And ALLAH knows the Best. "

Yet, in case of necessity, the scholars have, if there is fear of the disease or situation and it is plausible that through Hijama the situation improves, a non-mahram man will treat a woman if the following conditions are met :

  • Permission from the husband of the wife or if she does not have a husband her mahram in the highest degree, like her father.
  • Her husband or if she doesn't have her mahram should be there.
  • The hajaam must be godly man
  • The hajaam should be a true man, known for his good behavior.
  • The hajaam should not touch the woman directly with his hands, so gloves should be used and the contact minimized
  • The woman may only uncover parts of the place that are necessary, otherwise the woman must be completely covered.

And these are the regulations regarding Hijama, and these may only be approached once they have done their best to find a female haajima, because the scholars also say about the above hadith, in the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him) there were no women who did Hijama. Only after this and if there is a real need, a man may treat a woman with due observance of all these conditions.

Can you ask for money for Hijama?

A misconception present among Muslims today when we talk about Roqyah or Hijama is that they think it is haram to ask for money for this, we will talk about the money for Roqyah later and will now only focus on Hijama .

It is proven in the Sunnah that it is permitted to ask for money for Hijama, so it is not haram, only there is a difference of opinion among the scholars whether it is makrooh (discouraged) or not.

First of all the ahadeeth that forbid asking or receiving money:

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

"The merits of a hajaam are bad (khabeet h)" (Muslim nr 1568)

It is narrated from Rafi'ibn Gudayz (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

"The worst merits are the price of a dog, the merits of a prostitute and the tip of a hajaam" (Muslim, Abu Dawud nr 3421 and Ahmad)

It has been reported that Abu Hureira (may Allah be pleased with him) said that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) forbade the merit of the hajaam (Ahmad nr. 7635, saheeh declared by Albaani in Saheeh Nasaa-i)

Ahadeeth allowing the receiving or requesting of money:

Anas ibn Maalik (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "Abu Tayba treated the Prophet (peace be upon him) with hijama and he ordered him to give him a saa 'date." Bukhari nr 2102 and Muslim nr 1577)

Saa'is a weight measure and is approximately 4 times the content that one can hold in 2 hands.

Ibn 'Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

"The Prophet (peace be upon him) was treated with Hijaamah and he gave something to the one who had treated him" (Bukhari 210 3).

Imam Bukhari commented on this tradition and said:

"If it were haram he (the Prophet) would not have given him anything".

Among the scholars who considered it permissible to receive money were:

Imam Malik, Imam Shaafi'i, Imam Abu Hanifa.

The Hanbalis considered it makrooh, Imam Ahmad believed that it was allowed to receive money for it, but this money should be used to feed his animals or servants or use it for his instruments (from Hijama).

In summary we can say that it is allowed to receive money for it, but it is recommended to do it for ALLAH's sake, but someone who asks does not commit any sin with it and the patient simply has to pay.

What happens to the Djinn in the body during Hijama?

Ibn Mas'ood (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:

“There is no 1 from you (people) who have not been assigned a Djinn to be his companion (in the body). They said, and you too O Messenger of ALLAH? He said, so did I, but ALLAH helped me and he subjected himself (to Islam), so he only helps me to do the right thing. ”(Muslim nr 2814)

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

"The Shaytaan flows (in his veins) through the son of Adam as blood flows." (Bukhari nr 1933 and Muslim nr 2175)

We can see from the above ahadeeth that the Djinn flows through the blood of man, this applies to the Qareen that every person has, but also to the Djinn who enters the body through Al-Mass, Sihr or 'Ain.

The moment that Hijama is performed, the Djinn will experience a lot of problems with this, it can even be his life with the will of ALLAH

cost, he is withdrawn from the body with the bad blood. The Djinn is weakened, athar of the Sihr or "Ain disappears or the Djinn dies in its entirety, all with the will of ALLAH.

So you will always see that people who are possessed have a great fear of Hijama and come up with all kinds of excuses for not doing it, and if they do it can happen that the patient has to sweat a lot, is very mobile, etc.

Below are some photos I took during the Hijama:


Top in the middle, bad lumpy blood, the blood is dark in color and so thick than it sticks to a toothpick.


Hijama during the fast

Hijama during fasting has been a discussion between past and present fuqaha, and there is therefore ichtilaaf (disagreement) and both opinions have strong evidence. So everyone must see for themselves which proof seems the strongest to him and then follow this, I myself follow the proof that the Hijama does not break the fast.

Shidad ibn Aws (may Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

"The one who performs Hijama and the one with whom it is done, both have broken their fast." (Sunan Ibn Maajah nr 1 681)

The above hadith has been narrated by many companions and is therefore seen by some fuqaha as evidence for breaking the fast when doing Hijama, this was the opinion of Ishaq bin Rawayha, ibn Mundhir and 'Ata (may Allah have mercy on them) ) and from the companions Ibn 'Umar, Ibn' Abbas and Annas ibn Mal ik (may Allah be pleased with them).

De 2de opinion adhered among others by Abu Hanifa, Malik, Al-Shafi'i and Al-Thawri (may ALLAH be merciful to them) and from the companions Abu Sa'eed Al-Khudri, Ibn Mas'ud, 'Aish a and Oemm Salama (may Allah be pleased with them).

Ibn 'Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) sat down before Hijama while he was in a state of ihram and sat down before Hijama while he was fasting. (Bukhari No. 1938 ).

Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal declared the last part of the hadith (about fasting) as not authentic, but there is also another tradition that allows Hijama to do it when fasting.

Abu Sa'eed Al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Prophet (peace be upon him) gave permission to a fasting person to sit and be treated with hijama.

(Sharh Al-Nasai Al-Kubra nr 3224)

The words "gave permission" indicate that it was first forbidden and now allowed, and this is strong evidence for those who claim the opposite, namely that it was first allowed and now forbidden, some muhadithoon such as ibn Hajr Al-"Asqalani have expressed doubts as to whether this tradition has been handed down by Abu Sa'eed Al-Khudri, but others have confirmed this.

The following hadith is very important in this discussion, because it becomes clear here that fasting was discouraged because it could make a person weak.

Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) was asked "

"Did you all reject Hijama for a fasting person?" And he said:

"No, except it makes a person weak." (Bukhari nr 1940)

Here it becomes clear that the companions did not believe that Hijama breaks the fast, but that they would rather not do Hijama when they were fasting because a person could become weak because of this and as a result of this had to break his fast to eat and to drink.

Abdurrahman ibn Abi Layla narrated from 1 of the companions (name unknown) that he said:

“The Prophet (peace be upon him) forbade Hijama for a fasting person, and also fasting consecutive days in Ramadan without breaking the fast in the night (and he did this) as goodness to his companions, but he has not declared it prohibited (Abu Dawood No. 2374).

The goodness here in the hadith indicates that hijama doing fasting makes fasting heavy just like fasting one after the other without breaking it in the night, so one sees that the prohibition does not apply in the essence of the Hijama itself but it is discouraged because it makes fasting more difficult.

So we see that both opinions come with strong evidence, yet I am convinced that doing Hijama does not break the fast, Wa ALLAHOE A'lam.