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Concepts of Health and Disease within an Islamic Framework, by Shaykh Jamir Meah

In Shaykh Jamir Meah’s first article in this series, he discussed the importance of holistic healing for believers in the treatment of chronic disease. In this article, he specifically looks at the concept of health and disease, and how this understanding relates to our own religious states and practice.   The Concepts of Oneness, Duality, and […]

10 Things You Should Know About Hijama Cupping Therapy

Wet cupping (hijama) is a fast-disappearing practice, which is a shame as it was highly recommended by the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and continues to offer many health benefits. The premise of Islamic medicine is faith in Allah the Exalted and knowing healing comes only from Him, and that there is […]

Can Cupping (Hijama) Be Performed on Women?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Can cupping (hijama) be performed on women? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Yes, it is permissible for women to undergo cupping (hijama). The treatment, however, should be performed by a woman. If a woman is not available, the ruling would return to the discussion on seeking medical attention […]

Using Cupping (Hijama) to Cure Illnesses

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: The prophet said ‘Whoever performs cupping (hijama) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease.” [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3861)]. Did the prophet mean whoever does hijama on these days there is a high chance Allah will […]