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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 ...

Why is eating Pork forbidden?

Praise be to Allah. The basic principle for the Muslim is that he obeys whatever Allah enjoins upon him, and refrains from whatever He forbids him, whether the reason behind that is clear or not. It is not permissible for a Muslim to reject any ruling of shari’ah or to hesitate to follow it if the reason behind it is not clear. Rather he must accept the rulings on halaal and haraam when they are proven in the text, whether he understands the reason behind that or not. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their Read more ...