Narrations for Hijama

Hijama is the best of remedies

Abdullah ibn Abbas (ra) reported that the Messenger (saw) said, Healing is in three things: in the incision of the cupper, in drinking honey, and in cauterizing with fire, but I forbid my Ummah (nation) from cauterization (branding with fire).

[Sahih Bukhari - 5681, Sahih Sunan Ibn Maajah - 3491]

Anas ibn Maalik (ra) reported that the Messenger (saw) said, When the weather becomes extremely hot, seek aid in cupping / Hijama. Do not allow your blood to rage (boil) such that it kills you.

[Reported by Hakim in his 'Mustadrak' and he authenticated it and Imam ad-Dhahabi agreed - 4/212].

Hijama / Cupping may be used to treat headaches

Salma (ra), the servant of the Messenger (saw) said, Whenever someone would complain of a headache to the Messenger of Allah (saw), he would advise them to perform cupping / Hijama.

[Sahih Sunan Abu Dawud - 3858]

Hijama while fasting or in the state of Ihram

Abdullah ibn Abbas (ra) said: Allah's Messenger (saw) was cupped on his head for a unilateral headache while he was in a state of Ihraam.

[Sahih Bukhari - 5701]

Abdullah ibn Abbas (ra) reported that the Messenger (saw) was cupped while he was fasting.

[Sahih Bukhari - 5694]

Anas ibn Maalik (ra) was asked: "Did you dislike cupping for the fasting person?" He said, "No except for the reason of one becoming weak."

[Sahih Bukhari - 1940]

Areas of Cupping / Hijama

Abdullah ibn Abbas (ra) reported that the Messenger (saw) was cupped on his head.

[Sahih Bukhari - 5699]

Jaabir Ibn Abdullah (ra) reported that the Messenger (saw) was treated with cupping / Hijama on his hip for a pain in that area.

[Sahih Abu Dawud - 3863]

Cupping / Hijama for women

Jaabir ibn Abdullah (ra) reported Umm Salama (may Allah be pleased with her) asked permission from the Messenger (saw) to be treated with cupping / Hijama. So the Messenger (saw) ordered Abu Teeba (ra) to cup her. Jaabir ibn Abdullah (ra) said, " I think he (ra) said that Abu Teeba (ra) is her brother through breastfeeding or a young boy who didn't reach puberty"

[Sahih Muslim - 5744]