Good health is indeed a blessing from Allah(SWT) Almighty.We should be in gratitude to God for bestowing us with precious health, and we should make a good effort to look after it.
There is a hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh),where Ibn Abaas reported:
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “There are two blessings in which many people incur loss. (They are) health and free time (for doing good)”.[Al-Bukhari]
But what happens when someone gets sick or a disease?
Either they visit the doctor or they take some medicine hoping for immediate relief.
But ever wonder what did the Prophet صل الله عليه و سلم used to do?
Abdullah ibn Abbas reported that the Messenger صل الله عليه و سلم was cupped on his head for a unilateral headache while he was in Ihraam.[Bukhari].
“Indeed in cupping (Hijama) there is a cure.” (Saheeh Muslim – 5706)
How many of us even know about hijama– proven and strongest sunnahs of the Prophet (pbuh)?How many of us even think of it as a cure for our diseases?
What is Al-Hijama(Cupping)?
Cupping or Al-Hijama (حِجَمَة) is the process involving cups placed on specific areas and on various points on the body by removing the air inside the cups in order to form a vacuum by making small cuts to the skin in order to collect the blood in that area.
This vacuum sucks out the diseased blood which is then poured into the cups which are disposed.
It is a safe and unique treatment to reduce pains and there are is no health risks or side effects involved in this process when practised properly.
Benefits of cupping
Cupping has real benefits in treating many diseases, past and present.
The diseases that treated by cupping and for which it has been of benefit by Allah’s Leave include:
1.Circulatory diseases and some diseases of the heart and chest
2.Treating blood pressure and infection of the heart muscle
3.Diseases of the chest and trachea (windpipe)
4.Headache and pains in the eyes, neck ,stomach and rheumatic pain in the muscles and joints
Its not just a reactionary medicine for a disease but also a preventative measure and has a cure for all diseases and improves the intellect as well.
Do we have different kinds of Al-Hijama??
Yes,there are a number of different methods and types of bloodletting and while the therapist should know in detail which method is best, based on the patients health.
Wet cupping (Al-Hijama)
It is the process in which a cup is placed on specific areas of the body and negative pressure (vacuum) in order to collect the blood in that area with incisions to remove ‘harmful’ blood that lies just underneath the surface of the skin.
Wet cupping (Al-Hijama) must be performed by a cupping (Al-Hijama) therapist.
So What do i need to do?
Given its importance, benefits and that its a proven sunnah of the Prophet صل الله عليه و سلم, we must revive this sunnah in our lives by finding practitioners of Hijama and get it performed on us and spread the good about it to anyone who you know and will have a benefit.
As we have this:
“Whoever guides anyone to goodness, his reward shall be the same as those who follow his guidance without lessening a bit of their reward.” – Rasool Allah [SAWS].