What is Alhijamah / Hijama:



Hijama is a method of healing recommended by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) , Hijama is highly beneficial when performed right , it can - By the will of Allah - Get rid of a lots of health problems.


Hijama / Alhijamah is an Islamic arabic word for wet cupping where Superficial / Capillary blood is drawn by applying a Negative Pressure on a small shallow skin incisions. Alhijamah can be performed almost anywhere on the body , often at the site of an ache or pain in order to ease or alleviate it. 


Authentic Narrations / Hadith  about Alhijamah:



Anas Ibn Maalik (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the messenger (PBUH) said "Indeed the best of remedies you have is alhijamah" [saheeh albukharee (5371)].


Abu Hurairah r.a. Reported that the messenger (PBUH) said "If there was something excellent to be used as a remedy then it is alhijamah" [Saheeh sunsn abi dawood (3857)].


Abd allah inb abbas r.a. reported that the messenger (PBUH) said "I do not pass by an angle from the angles on the night journey except that they all said to me : Upon you is alhijamah O muhammad" [Saheh sunsn ibn maajah(3477)].


In the narration reported by Abdullah ibn mas'ud r.a. the angles said to the prophet (PBUH)  "O muhammad order your ummah (nation) with alhijamah " [Saheeh sunnan Tirmidhee(3479)].


Narrated Abu Hurairah (radi Allah anah) that the Prophet (PBUH) said "There is no disease that Allah has sent down except that He also sent down its cure" [the book of medicine : saheeh albukari].


Ibn Umar r.a. reported that the Messenger (PBUH) said " Alhijamah on an empty stomach is best , in it is a cure and blessing"            [ Saheeh sunnan ibn majeed(3487)].


Anas ibn Maalik r.a. reported that the Messenger (salallahu alayhi wasallam.) said, “Whoever wants to perform cupping (hijama) then let him search for the 17th, 19th and 21st.(of the Islamic, lunar month) and let none of you allow his blood to rage (boil) such that it kills him.” [Sunan ibn Maajah (3486)]. ​ 




​Hijama / Sunnah Points:











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here are total 9 points of the body where prophet Muhammad (PBUH) were performed hijama , These are the sunnah points of hijama.

In Battle of khybre while our beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. was poisoned, he took hijama at 3 point on the kahil. Abdul Razzaq narrated that, “A jewish woman brought to prophet Muhammad (PBUH) a roasted leg of lamb that she had poisoned, while he was in khyber, our beloved prophet Muhammad (PBUH) asked, what is this, she said, a gift, being careful not to say that it was from charity so that he would not eat it. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and sahaba (his companions) ate from the sheep, then our prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said,” stop eating”. He said to the women,’Did you poison this sheep?, she said,”who told you that”? He said , this bone, meaning the ewe’s leg that he had in his hand. She said, “Yes”. He said, “Why”? She said, I thought that if you were a liar, the people would be relieved from you. However, if you were a true prophet, it would not harm you. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) then used hijama (cupping ) thrice on the kahil (upper part of his back ) and commanded that his companions do the same. Yet, several of them died. 

”Narrated by ibn majah, on the authority of Ali razi allaho anh that angel Jibreel advised prophet Muhammad (PBUH) for hijama at Akhda’ain (posterior jugulars) and KAHIL (upper back ~between the shoulder).


​​Reported by abu kabsha al anmari r.a. that prophet Muhammad (PBUH) took hijama on Haamah & between the shoulder (which is Kahil).

Narrated by abu dawood & ibn~majah.Reported by Abdullah bin bujainah r.a. that prophet Muhammad (PBUH) took hijama on the centre of his head (yafookh) and he was in Ehraam while his journey to Makkah (Name of the place where they stopped is mentioned as lahyi jamal)“used hijama (wet cupping) on the qamahduwah (above the nape cavity), for it cures seventy two kinds of ailments.”(Narrated by Tabraani)

Abu dawood narrated that jabir razi allaho anh said that prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used hijama on his hip because of a debilitation he suffered from.

​Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) also took hijama on the hip & top of his foot, which explains that hijama at the painful area is also recommended. Reported by Anas r.a. that (while in Ehraam), prophet Muhammad (PBUH) took hijama on the top of his foot due to the pain that area.Narrated by Abu Dawood.      



The Difference Between Hijama and Blood Donation:


Blood donation comes straight from the blood circulation lowering red and white blood cells and the fighting ability to the body and the oxygen supply to the cells and organs. 

 whereas 

Hijama is an interstitial , inflammatory fluid and some superficial capillary blood that filled with dead blood cells , cell excretion(waste products) that cause pain and sickness and form an acidic pool that kills live cells in the inflammatory area hindering blood circulation and lymphatic drainage . The body need to get rid of those fluids in order for the self body healing mechanism to work fast to relief pain and repair damaged tissues.

 


Hijama Contra Indications (Avoid Hijama in these conditions):


Hemophilia , taking a Prescription anticoagulant , Sever Dehydration , Fever ,Sever Anemia.

On an Open Wound , Skin Ulcer / Lesion , Irritated or allergic skin.

Fear , unwillingness , first 3 month of pregnancy or  Dialysis. 



Before Hijama session:


No hard activities , Sawna , massage , Running , Swimming , Jagging .

No Showers right before hijama.

Preferable last meal 2-3 hours before Hijama {Alhijamah on an empty stomach is best}.

Wear loose clothing (according to the weather).

Please Let us know if you have any form of allergy , Skin sensitivity, Keloid,  fainting, seizure, Vasovagal attack or any ill-health condition.

 

What to Expect During Alhijamah Session: 


​Expect to spend about 45 minutes to an hour or more.

First taking your health history , Perform Hijama , Address  your concerns .

In the day of Hijama eat an easily digested natural foods , fruits and vegetables.

Please Let us know of any medications , supplements or diet program that you're on or had been taken recently.


After Hijama:


Avoid taking Hot showers and heavy meals  for the next 24 hours.

Light walk after Hijama is Preferable. 

Avoid Driving if you feel dizzy (Have a sweet drink after hijama).

Hydrate yourself well by drinking spring water and natural fresh juices. 

Applying a touch of E.V.olive oil on hijama spots after 24 hours is preferable.


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