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hijama therapy

Olympics, Hijama (Cupping) and the Sunnah

The Olympics 2016 in Rio had many people curiously talking about red marks seen on athletes such as US swimmer Michael Phelps's, Gymnast Alex Naddour and others. These red marks were caused by cupping. This was not too surprising to Muslims though. It has been a tradition of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), who practiced it and recommended it more than 1400 years ago. Anas ibn Maalik (radhiAllaahu anhu) reported that the Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said, "Indeed the best of remedies you have is cupping (hijama)..." [Bukhari] Hijama - "sucking" is the Arabic term for wet cupping, where blood is drawn by vacuum from a small Read more ...

Foundationless Religious Practices are Forbidden

Allah said: "Forbidden to you (for food) are: Al-Maitah (the dead animals - cattle - beast not slaughtered), blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which Allah's Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering, (that which has been slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allah, or has been slaughtered for idols) and that which has been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by the goring of horns - and that which has been (partly) eaten by a wild animal - unless you are able to slaughter it (before its death) - and that which is sacrificed (slaughtered) on An-Nusub (stone-altars). (Forbidden) also is to use arrows seeking Read more ...