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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 ...

The Tongue

Luqman, who was a wise person, served an officer when he was a young boy. One day, his master said: "Slaughter one of the sheep and roast the best part of its meat for me." Luqman obeyed his order and roasted the tongue of the sheep for his master. The next day, the master called Luqman and said: "Roast the worst part of a sheep today." Luqman again roasted the tongue of a sheep for his master. When the officer sat down to eat, he was startled to see the roasted tongue again. He felt curious and wanted to know the reason. Luqman said: "If a tongue is truthful and honest, then it is the best part of the body. But when a tongue tells lies and utters Read more ...