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    Question ID: 146368Country: India

    Title: Is Hijamah permissible as per Hanafi scholars?

    Question: I m a Hanafi. Is Hijamah permissible as per Hanafi scholars? I heard from an Alim that it is not allowed as per Hanafi madhhab. Please reply.

    Answer ID: 146368

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 250/240/M=3/1438)

    Hijamah means cupping. This is done to draw toxic blood from the body to reduce the intensity of the blood in the body. Several Hadiths prove it. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) got himself cupped and declared it best remedy.

    خير ما تداويتم به الحجامة .

    Hijamah has been declared to be mustahab in the famous Fatawa book of Hanafi Madhhab i.e. Fatawa Hindiya with reference to Zahiriyah.

    و تستحب الحجامة لكل واحد كذا فى الظهيرية .

    So, there is no reason being it unlawful. However, the physicians say that Hijamah is comparatively more useful for those who stay in hot areas and are of hot-natured.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India