For Muslims, hijama or cupping is not only a therapy for the body but also for the soul. Indeed, practicing hijama is sunnah. While practicing hijama sunnah is a good thing, there are rules that should be followed. Here in this article, we will tell you about where hijama should be done and when.
Where Hijama Should Be Done?
Hijama is not to be done randomly. There are 10 hjiamasunnah points. Each of these points brings different benefits. Let’s see each one of them.
- On Top of the Head
The first of hijama sunnah points is located on top of the head. This point, known as Ummu Mughits or ‘Ala Ro’si, is the ‘mother of diseases.’ Many diseases originated from this point. Because of this, hijama done on this point will cure lots of diseases. For instance, headache, vertigo, migraine, sinusitis, glaucoma, acne and mental disorders. Hijama on this point is also known to improve memory and intelligence as well.
- On Neck
The second and third points are on the back of the neck, just below the hairline. This point is known as Al Akhda’in. Hijama in these points will cure stiff neck, stiff jaw, headache, toothache, sore throat and swollen face.
- On the Shoulder
The fourth, fifth and sixth points are located on the shoulder. The fourth point is known as Al Kahil. This point is located at the lowest level of the neck. Hijama on this point will cure a headache, flu, cough, asthma, high blood pressure, and bronchitis.
The fifth and sixth points, known as Al Katifain, are located on the right and left the side of the fourth point. Hijama on these points will cure poisoning, stroke, pain on the shoulder as well as improving blood circulation to the head and to the hands.
- On the Waist
The seventh and the eighth points, known as Al Warik, are located on the right and left the side of the waist, on the same line with the navel. Hijama on these two points will cure irregular period, difficulty in urination, digestion issues, kidney issues and improving blood circulation in the lower parts of the body.
- On the Legs
The ninth and tenth points, known as Dzohril Qodami, are located on the left and right calves. Hijama on these points will cure urinary tract disease, pain in the legs and improve blood circulation in the legs.
These are the hijama sunnah points as taught by the Prophet Muhammad. A good hijama therapist will follow these rules. For more details of hijama sunnah points please look at the picture below.
Now, let’s move on to when hijama should be done.
Hijama Sunnah Days
Hijama does bring a lot of benefits. No wonder the Prophet Muhammad called it as the best treatment of all. So long as it is done according to His teaching, you will receive all the physical, mental and spiritual benefits. The question is when should hijama be done? Fortunately, the Messenger taught us there are ideal times for hijama, which we will tell you shortly.
The ideal times to perform hijama are during these dates of the month: 17th, 19th, and 21st. Note that these are the dates in the Islamic lunar month. Also, according to the Messenger, hijama done on empty stomach during daytime is the best.
These are where hijama should be done and when to do it. The best thing about hijama is that it not only brings us a lot of physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
By practicing hijama sunnah, we are reviving the sunnah that the Prophet Muhammad taught us.
Practicing hijama earns us earthly and heavenly rewards. When hijama is performed properly, that is, on the right points and on the right time, there are only benefits and no side effect. It is the best treatment of all, indeed.
Should you try hijama? Of course, you should try hijama if you haven’t already. Your general health will improve and you will get rewards from Allah. Just remember to have it performed by a professional hijama therapist so it is done properly.