The best days to do cupping

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Please could you verify the following Narration.

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The best of days that you should perform cupping are the seventeenth, nineteenth and the twenty first of the month. I did not pass a single gathering of Angels on the night of Isra except that they would say to me ‘O Muhammad perform cupping’


Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“When I went for Isra (Mi’raj) every group of Angels encouraged me to do cupping and the best days for cupping are the seventeenth, nineteenth and twenty first”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2053)

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has classified the above narration as sound (hasan).


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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