FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Will I faint or be sick?
  2. Will I be able to work after my treatment?
  3. How many treatments will I need?
  4. Which are the best days of the week for cupping (hijama)? Can cupping (hijama) be performed on 17th, 19th and 21st if they coincide with a Wednesday?
  5. Which are the best days of the week for cupping (hijama)? Can cupping (hijama) be performed on 17th, 19th and 21st if they coincide with a Wednesday?
  6. What is the ruling for performing cupping (hijama) on Wednesday and Wednesday night (which precedes it)?
  7. What is the ruling for performing cupping (hijama) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and their nights?
  8. What is the ruling for performing cupping (hijama) on the nights of Monday, Tuesday and Thursday?
  9. Are these following five places from the Sunnah: a)1,55 al-Kaahil. b)43, 44 Al-Akhda'ain. c) Top of the head Umm Mugheeth.
  10. Are there any other Sunnah points for cupping (hijama)?
  11. Is it from the Sunnah to keep repeating the cupping (hijama) every month or every year if the person is ill or not ill?
  12. Is it from the Sunnah to have a bath after cupping (hijama) and after how many hours should one take a bath?
  13. Are there any signs that a person has magic, jealousy toward him/her, or evil eye after cupping (hijama)?
  14. What do the following signs in the blood mean; bubbles, strands of blood, white strands, blood bubbling over?
  15. Who is a Sufi?
  16. Who is an Aspirant?
  17. Who a Talib?
  18. Who is a Sailk?
  19. Who is a Majzoob?
  20. What is a Murshid (Shaikh)?
  21. Who is Arif?
  22. Who is Insan e Kamil?
  23. Who is Wali?
  24. What is spiritualism?
  25. What is Tasawwuf?
  26. What is Nafs (psycho)?
  27. How Man, Angles and Jinn's were created?

1) Will I faint or be sick?

Very few people do. Sometimes this happens to people who do not respond well to seeing blood. It is very rare that people feel sick, but if they do it is important to understand that Hijama is the fastest way to detoxify your body so it may go into a bit of shock. However, it is not dangerous and is not classified as a side affect.

2) Will I be able to work after my treatment?

Listen to your body; if you feel tired then rest. Be sure to rest when you can.

3) How many treatments will I need?

Remember that everyone is different. There are some factors that will indicate the number of treatments you require: how long you have had your problem; if you have been on medication and for how long. Another factor could be your lifestyle, diet, exercise and even sleeping pattern.

4) Which are the best days of the week for cupping (hijama)? Can cupping (hijama) be performed on 17th, 19th and 21st if they coincide with a Wednesday?

The best days for cupping (hijama) are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and there is a prohibition for cupping (hijama) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. However, cupping (hijama) can be performed, out of necessity or due to sickness, on these days. As for Wednesday, then cupping (hijama) is not allowed to be performed at all.

5) Which are the best days of the week for cupping (hijama)? Can cupping (hijama) be performed on 17th, 19th and 21st if they coincide with a Wednesday?

The best days for cupping (hijama) are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and there is a prohibition for cupping (hijama) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. However, cupping (hijama) can be performed, out of necessity or due to sickness, on these days. As for Wednesday, then cupping (hijama) is not allowed to be performed at all.

If the 17th, 19th and 21st coincide with a prohibited day such as a Wednesday then one must not perform cupping (hijama) on this day due to the prohibition. If the 17th, 19th and 21st day coincide with Friday, Saturday or Sunday then you can perform cupping (hijama) due to a (dire) need. The Messenger said, "Whoever performs cupping (hijama) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease." [Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3861)].

6) What is the ruling for performing cupping (hijama) on Wednesday and Wednesday night (which precedes it)?

Cupping (hijama) is prohibited on Wednesday due to a strong prohibition of cupping (hijama) on that day and this includes its' night.

7) What is the ruling for performing cupping (hijama) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and their nights?

There are narrations prohibiting cupping (hijama) on these days. However, when one is sick or is in dire need then cupping can be performed on these days.

8) What is the ruling for performing cupping (hijama) on the nights of Monday, Tuesday and Thursday?

It is allowed to perform cupping (hijama) on these days due to no narrations authentically prohibiting these days.

Ibn Umar reported that the Messenger said, "Cupping (hijama) on an empty stomach is best. In it is a cure and a blessing, increases memory and intellect, Perdorm cupping upon the blessing of Allaah on Thursday. Keep away from Cupping on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Perform Cupping on Mondays and Tuesdays for they are the days Allaah cured Ayub from a trial. Keep away from cupping on Wednesday for it was the day Ayub was inflicted (with a desease) and Leprosy is a result for cupping on Wednesday or the night of Wednesday" [Hadeeth Hasan as mentioned by Sheikh Al-Albaani in Saheeh Al-Jaami'].

9) Are these following five places from the Sunnah: a)1,55 al-Kaahil. b)43, 44 Al-Akhda'ain. c) Top of the head Umm Mugheeth.

These are from the main points for cupping (hijama) and they are reported in the Sunnah. Cupping (hijama) is performed wherever it is required, such as the top and bottom of one's back, the middle of one's shin, or the back of one's heel.

10) Are there any other Sunnah points for cupping (hijama)?

It is reported that the Messenger r performed cupping (hijama) at the back of the heel due to pain being present there.

11) Is it from the Sunnah to keep repeating the cupping (hijama) every month or every year if the person is ill or not ill?

For a normal person it is good to do cupping (hijama) every three months. As for the sick person then every month because cupping (hijama) is considered from the Prophetic medicine and he r advised people to perform it. So it is a cure as well as implementing the Sunnah of the Messenger r

12) Is it from the Sunnah to have a bath after cupping (hijama) and after how many hours should one take a bath?

It is not from the Sunnah to have a bath after cupping (hijama) and also a person may be harmed such as the wound may become infected. Therefore, bathing should be after the wound has healed a day or two after cupping (hijama).

13) Are there any signs that a person has magic, jealousy toward him/her, or evil eye after cupping (hijama)?

In most cases the person who has magic done to him/her will vomit after cupping (hijama) and sweat much. As for the latter two then they will find it very difficult to continue cupping (hijama).

14) What do the following signs in the blood mean; bubbles, strands of blood, white strands, blood bubbling over?

Bubbles: Could be due to air coming out due to hair or a broken cup.

Strands of blood: Proof that the blood is not clean or the blood is clotting quickly due to blood clots in the body.

White strands: This seems to be due to a particular disease and clearly the blood is not clean. Blood Bubbling Over: Could be due to high blood pressure.

15) Who is a Sufi?

Sufi is a follower of the mystic path; of those who seek experience of the Tawhid...the term applies only to the most advance practitioners which are known as Saints, Wali, and Aulia.

16) Who is an Aspirant?

Aspirant is a person who wants to be a candidate, but have to wait for short period to be gets accepted by spiritual teacher.

17) Who a Talib?

Talib is a person who is in need of something e.g. a soul is in need of Allah Almighty. A voluptuous psycho is in need of depravity. A scholar (intellectual) is always in need of knowledge.

Above are some of the paradigms which can define the concept of a Talib.

18) Who is a Sailk?

Salik (Mystic) is a person who always keeps in his complete senses and who may follow the Shariat and who may follow many different spiritual teachers seeking goals, many different states or level.

19) Who is a Majzoob?

Majzoob (Saint, Wali) is a pious venerable who dedicate himself in the devotion of Almighty Allah. Hence by the benevolence of Allah Ge and Sadqua of "The Lord of all the Worlds" Holy Prophet Mohammed (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and by the Marfat and guidance of his Murshid. He seeks such goals and reaches above those spiritual heights that he apathetic from himself. Their every moment perpetually passes in Diwangi (Insanity).

20) What is a Murshid (Shaikh)?

Murshid is known as spiritual teacher. Basically, Shaikh or Murshid is called as spiritual guider or spiritual teacher. For example; if we give a book to a person for study, he can see it, feel it and even touch it, but cannot study it by himself, unless and until a teacher teaches him. Similarly, a Murshid (Shaikh) is a person who hold the finger of a Shagird (Student) and teaches him how to walk.

21) Who is Arif?

An Arif is a pious devout who has actually experienced the reality of "Tawhid". There are many stages of Gnosticness. Irfan e Ilahe, Irfan e Rasool and Irfan e Murshid are the major stages of Irfan.

22) Who is Insan e Kamil?

Insan e Kamil (A perfect man) is the greatest spiritual teacher of the age called Murshid e Kamil or Shaikh e Kamil. In the present era Hazrat Baba Tajuddin Aulia (r.a.u.) is the greatest Murshid e Kamil

23) Who is Wali?

Wali (Saint) are those venerable who possesses a direct experience of the reality of Almighty Allah and Holy Prophet Mohammed (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), demonstrated through extraordinary spiritual knowledge or miracle becomes spiritual guide (Murshid).

24) What is spiritualism?

Spiritualism is the science of wisdom and divine knowledge from Allah, which can only be obtained by the training and the bring up of your Murshid (Complete Divine Teacher) based on the teaching of Holy Quran and the Sunnah of Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).

25) What is Tasawwuf?

Tasawwuf is a hidden part of Shariat. Its need is evident; it is not contrary to deen. It is as well as related to Ammal ay Baatini (The heart and soul of a man) and its aim is the basic najat (salvation on the Judgment day). While the despoiling of Ammal ay Baatin is the cause of destruction.

26) What is Nafs (psycho)?

Nafs (psycho) is the most critical part of Tasawwuf. As the Allah Ge reveals in the Holy Quran "Verily He who purified the Nafs has attained victory, and he who spoiled it has lost." There are many different stages of Nafs; Nafs Ammarah (Evil genius), Nafs lavvamah (conscience), Nafs Mutmainnah (Ones satisfied self, Soul) and many other sort of Nafs (Psycho) are present in an individual.

27) How Man, Angles and Jinn's were created?

Holy Prophet Mohammed (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) says: "The angels were created by divine light of Prophet Mohammed (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)and Jinn's are created from smokeless fire. And Adam (Alihe Saalam) is created from Sand of all the places and from frozen blood. (Hadith Bukhari)

By which thing has Allah Almighty created all the seven skies and earth in only six days? Hazrat Jabbar Bin Abdullah (Alihe Saalam) narrated that Holy Prophet Mohammed (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said,

O Jabbar! There is no doubt about this that before creating any thing else Allah Almighty created your Prophet Mohammed (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) divine light. When He wants to create this universe, He divided this divine light into four portions. From the first portion He created Pen, from the second portion He created the Table on which the destinies of the world exists since their creations are written.

And from third portion He created the highest sphere. Then from the fourth portion, again four portions was sub divided. From this first portion Allah Almighty created the angels of "Arsh" (empyrean), from second created the chair, and from third portion of divine created the rest of the angels.