Cupping as a cure
Fatwa No: 87915

  • Fatwa Date:7-6-2004 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 19, 1425
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I would like to know about cupping because I have heart problems.


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds.  I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

It is permissible to avail of Hijaamah (cupping) as a medical treatment. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used Hijaamah and urged the people to use it. He explained that it is one of the best treatments.

In Saheeh Al-Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim it is reported that Anas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Hijaamah is the perfect medical treatment.” To discover its benefits, please refer to At-Tibb An-Nabawi written by Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him.

Allaah Knows best.

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