The Wonders of Cupping

  • 16 Feb 2021
Cupping, or Hijamah in Arabic, has been practiced since the ancient times, by many cultures and civilisations. More importantly, it is one of the great sunnahsof the Prophet, Peace and Blessings be upon him, in curing diseases traditionally. 
Although modern medicine has gained public attention and recognition due to its extensive research and is backed by much scientific evidence, it is important to take into consideration alternative medicine as they themselves possess certain healing properties that modern medicine don’t.
Hijamahhas been stated in many hadiths, and here are just some of them:
Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullah: That he paid Al-Muqanna a visit during his illness and said, "I will not leave till he gets cupped, for I heard Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) saying,
"There is healing in cupping." - Sahih al-Bukhari
Narrated Abu Hurayrah:
He Prophet (ﷺ) said: The best medical treatment you apply is cupping. - Abu Dawud
  • Lung disorders (cough, bronchial congestion and asthma)
  • Paralysis
  • Digestive problems
  • Mental and emotional distress (anxiety and depression)
  • Back pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Insomnia
The list goes on and on! Cupping may look daunting from the pictures you may see online from the medicinal bleeding. Don’t worry! When it comes to traditional and prophetic healing, there are a lot of hidden benefits which are yet to be discovered. Everyone should give cupping a try and see if it does wonders for themselves! If you are interested to know more about other types of Prophetic healing methods to improve your overall health, you can browse through and benefit from our Islamic online lectures to learn everything about ways you can enhance your health better, InshaAllah.
Health disclaimer: The article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider before trying traditional or alternative remedies.

About The Author:
Written By:
Lily Syahirah Ramlan
Lily Syahirah is a Content Writer of SimplyIslam Academy based in Selangor, Malaysia. She recently graduated with a Bachelor's Degree of Education (Teaching English as a Second Language) from International Islamic University Malaysia in 2020. She is actively invovled in public speaking, English language debates, poetry and theatre and loves to express her work through writing. Her love for language arts and imagination has led her to produce, direct and write experimental plays she's passionate about during her degree years. She was also actively invovled as a Master of Ceremony (Emcee) where she hosts minor and major events in IIUM.