Q: What is “Hijama”? Is it Sunnah or not?
A: There are many Ahaadith reported regarding the benefits of cupping. Cupping is a type of medical treatment and to adopt a treatment is permissible. However, medical treatments and operations should be carried out by someone who is qualified and experienced in the field of medicine. The Ulama explain that all medical prescriptions mentioned in the Ahaadith should not be carried out by oneself independently. Rather it should be carried out under the supervision and guidance of an experienced doctor, expert physician or one qualified in the field of medicine. This is in order to save oneself from any complications coming about or harm being caused to oneself.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)