Virtues of Hijamah

virtue of hijama

Jabir bin Abdullaah (Radhiallaahu Ánhu) relates that he heard Rasulullaah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) saying:

“If there is any good in your treatments it is in

the blade of the Hajjaam,

a drink of honey

or branding by fire (cauterization),

Whichever suits the ailment, and I do not like to be cauterized”

(Bukhari and Muslim)

Abu Hurairah (Radhiallaahu Ánhu) narrates that Rasulullaah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said:

“Whoever has Hijamah done on the 17th, 19th or 21st of the month, it will be for him a cure from every illness”

(Sahih Al-Jaami’ 5968)

Abdullaah ibn Abbas (Radhiallaahu Ánhu) reported that the Rasul (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said,

“I did not pass by an angel from the angels on the night journey  except that they all said to me:  Upon you is Hijamah, O Muhammad.” 

  [Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3477).

In the narration reported by Abdullaah ibn Mas’ud (Radhiallaahu Ánhu) the angels said,

“Oh Muhammad, order your Ummah (nation) with Hijamah.”

[Saheeh Sunan Tirmidhi (3479)]

Rasulullaah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) praised a person who performs Hijamah, saying

“It removes blood, lightens the back and sharpens the eyesight”   

(Jamúl Wasaail p. 179)

Hadhrat Abu Kabsha (Radhiallaahu Ánhu) narrates that  Rasulullaah(Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) used to undergo cupping on the head and between his shoulders  and he used to say,

‘Whosoever removes this blood, it will not harm him that he does not take any other medical treatment.’

(Mishkãt p. 389)