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Q: Is there any mention of cupping in the Hadith and is it permissible?


A: There are many Ahaadith reported regarding the benefits of cupping. Cupping is a type of medical treatment and to adopt a form of medical treatment is permissible. However, all forms of medical treatment should be carried out by people who are 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 harm or complications which may arise.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عاصم بن عمر بن قتادة حدثه أن جابر بن عبد الله عاد المقنع ثم قال لا أبرح حتى تحتجم فإني سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول إن فيه شفاء (صحيح مسلم #2205)

عن حميد قال : سئل أنس عن كسب الحجام ؟ فقال أنس احتجم رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم وحجمه أبو طيبة فأمر له بصاعين من طعام وكلم أهله فوضع عنه من خراجه وقال إن أفضل ما تداويتم به الحجام و إن من أمثل دوائكم الحجام (جامع الترمذي #1278)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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