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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 ...