The Messenger of Allah SAW said, "Indeed the best of remedies you have is cupping (hijama)…"
[Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5371)].
ABAP and QBAP both wanted to accompany their parents and get Hijama done. Logistics allowed only one of them to go and so it was agreed that ABAP would go this time. The following is a picture story of the process:
( WARNING: the following pictures are not for those who feel queasy at the sight of blood )
"First a tissue paper is set alight and then dropped into the cup (and it burns out immediately as the air in the cup burns up) The cup is then quickly inverted and placed on the skin." (Jazakullah Khair Brother Shuaib for the correction)
The smoldering paper creates a vacuum within the cup, causing the skin to be suctioned upward into it.
|"It felt liked someone is literally grabbing and pulling at your skin"|
|Cup removed, pores opened|
ABAP was asked if he knew the Ayat Ul Kursi and told to recite it as the cuts were made.
|Cuts made with a razor blade," It stung like when you get scratched with a blade."|
|Cup replaced with a smoldering tissue inside it, blood begins oozing into cup|
|Blood and soaked tissue paper in cup|
|Skin is wiped up and an antibiotic cream is applied|
(Previously the doctor would apply honey on the cuts but he has had to discontinue this because some ants got into the bottle of honey.)
ABAP felt fine after it was done, and it only stung when his shirt brushed against it in class. Though ABAP went to get it done in order to follow a Sunnah, many people come to the Hijama Center to have cupping done at various areas of the body depend on the illness they seek to cure. ABAP looks forward to going again soon Insha'Allah.
Salams just came across your post while searching for hijama, great picture story.ReplyDelete
Just one suggestion at the first step, in case it confuses somebody. You've said: "First a tissue paper is set alight and then PLACED on the skin where the cupping is to be done." That sounds scary as that is not what normally happens. I think you meant something like: "First a tissue paper is set alight and then dropped into the cup (and it burns out immediately as the air in the cup burns up) The cup is then quickly inverted and placed on the skin."
But apart from that a good experience, which I hope you can share with others on the hijama blog that we run at www.ahealth.co.uk, a platform to collate knowledge and experiences on this forgotten sunnah therapy.
Please contact me on email@example.com if you can help with this and I can send you some draft questions about your experience.
Jazakullah Kahhir for your feedback and the correction, will get in touch via email Insha'Allah.Delete