Is cupping sunnah?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is cupping considered as a sunnat or is it only when one has a health problem to treat when it would be considered as a sunnat?


A: It is a treatment that Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) had taken. To take it as a sunnat treatment is good and recommended.

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


Answered by:

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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