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Cupping (Hijama) is a Prevention
Anas ibn Maalik رضی اللہ عنہ reported that the Messenger صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said, "Whoever wants to perform cupping (hijama) then let him search for 17th, 19th and 21st and let none of you allow his blood to rage (boil) such that it kills him." [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3486)].
Anas ibn Maalik رضی اللہ عنہ reported that the Messenger صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said, "When the weather becomes extremely hot, seek aid in cupping (hijama). Do not allow your blood to rage (boil) such that it kills you." [Reported by Hakim in his 'Mustadrak' and he authenticated it and Imam ad-Dhahabi agreed (4/212)].
In Cupping (Hijama) there is a Cure and a Blessing
Abdullah ibn Abbas رضی اللہ عنہ reported that the Messenger صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said, "Healing is in three things: in the incision of the cupper, in drinking honey, and in cauterizing with fire, but I forbid my Ummah (nation) from cauterization (branding with fire)." [Saheeh al-Bukhari (5681), Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3491)].
Jaabir ibn Abdullah رضی اللہ عنہ reported that the Messenger صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said, "Indeed in cupping (hijama) there is a cure." [Saheeh Muslim (5706)].
Cupping (Hijama) May Be Used For:
Salma رضی اللہ عنہا , the servant of the Messenger of Allah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said, "Whenever someone would complain of a headache to the Messenger of Allaah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم , he صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم would advise them to perform cupping (hijama)." [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3858)].
Areas of Cupping (Hijama)
Anas ibn Maalik رضی اللہ عنہ reported that the Messenger صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم was treated with cupping (hijama) three times on the two veins at the side of the neck and the base of the neck. [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3860), ibn Maajah (3483)].
Ibn al-Qayyim رضی اللہ عنہ said, "Cupping (hijama) under the chin is beneficial for pain in the teeth, face and throat, if it is performed in its proper time. It purifies the head and the jaws.
Cupping (hijama) on the top of the foot is a substitution for the puncturing of the Saphena, which is a large vein in the heel. It is beneficial for treating ulcers that occur on the thighs and calves.
Cupping (hijama) at the bottom of the chest is beneficial for the treatment of sores, scabies and mange on the thighs. It helps against gout, hemorrhoids, elephantiasis and itchiness on the back." [Zaad al-Ma'aad, 4/58].