Hijama As Remedy for Jinn Afflictions

An excerpt from the book “The Jinn and Human Sickness – Remedies in the Light of the Quran and Sunnah” by Dr. Abul Mundhir Khaleel ibn Ibraheem Ameen. Edited for HijamaHerbs by Amin Shah.

Treating sickness by means of the Quran and rukyahs that are prescribed in Shariah is a Prophetic Sunnah that has been abandoned. Ibn Al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) regarded that as a kind of abandoning the Quran and said, “Whoever abandons the Quran would abandon treating sickness and seeking healing through it, ie the Quran.”

Treating sickness by means of the Quran is something that is real and is only denied by those who are ignorant and stubborn. Many people have benefited from it, and there are some diseases that have no other remedy except by the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet (pbuh).

The Quran has been sent down as a healing and mercy. “Whoever abandons the Quran would abandon treating sickness and seeking healing through it, ie the Quran.” Ibn Al-Qayyim. Some diseases, especially affliction from Jinn can only be treated by the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh).
The Quran has been sent down as a healing and mercy. “Whoever abandons the Quran would abandon treating sickness and seeking healing through it, ie the Quran.” Ibn Al-Qayyim. Some diseases, especially affliction from Jinn can only be treated by the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh).

The word Jinn in Arabic refers to something that is concealed and hidden. Abu Umar ibn Abd Al-Barr said, according to the scholars of Arabic language, there are different categories of Jinn.

a) When they mention the Jinn in general terms, they use the word Jinni.
b) If the Jinn is one of those who live in houses with people, they call him Aamir (dweller), the plural of which is Ummaar.
c) If the Jinn is one of those who interact with children, they are called Arwah (spirits)
d) If the Jinn is wicked, then he is Shaytaan (devil)
e) If he is worse than that, they call him Maarid (demon)
f) If he worse than that and is strong, they call him Ifreet.

Sheikh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said, “All nations believe in Jinn. No one denies the existence of Jinn except for a few small groups of ignorant philosophers and doctors and their like.

The existence of Jinn and the world of the unseen are things in which the Muslim is required to believe, even though they are hidden from him. Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah are unanimously agreed that whoever denies the existence of Jinn is a Kaafir, because he is rejecting what is mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah.

The Jinn are mentioned in more than 40 verses of the Quran, which are included in 10 Surahs, and there is an entire Surah which is named after them (Suratul Jinn).

The Muslim is required to believe firmly, with no shadow of doubt, in the existence of Jinn.

There are some physical diseases that are caused by Jinn. There are many of them, but in brief, if any disease does not improve when given medical treatment, it may indicate that its an affliction of Jinn.

Also, there are many psychological and mental diseases that are caused by Jinn. Among them are anxiety, depression and schizophrenia.

Jinn can cause many physical ailments like upper shoulder pain, stiff neck and migraines headaches. Jinn can also cause many psychological and mental diseases like anxiety, depression and schizophrenia.
Jinn can cause many physical ailments like upper shoulder pain, stiff neck and migraines headaches. Jinn can also cause many psychological and mental diseases like anxiety, depression and schizophrenia.

Hijama (or cupping) is one of the most beneficial Prophetic remedies. If it is done at the location of the Sihr, it will rid that site of the evil substance, and the Sihr will be undone and cancelled out, by Allah’s Will.

Hijama is one of the Prophetic remedies that have been abandoned in recent times. Al-Bukhaari narrated in his Saheeh that Ibn ‘Abbaas said: The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: “Healing is in three things: drinking honey, the hijama and cauterizing with fire, but I forbid my ummah to use cauterization.”

In Ghareeb Al-Hadeeth, Abu Ubayd narrated from Abdur Rahman ibn Abi Layla that the Prophet was treated with hijama on his head when he was suffering from Sihr. Some of them said that the substances used for Sihr reached his head, so he started to think he had done something when he had not done it.

Performing Hijama in the proper manner at the location affected by Sihr is one of the most effective of remedies.

Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “The substances should be taken out from the location which has been reached by the harmful effects of Sihr, because Sihr has physical effects that excites the body fluids (specifically the blood) and disturbs the moods. If these effects appear in a certain part of the body and it is possible to take out the bad substance from that spot, this is very beneficial for the person afflicted.”

Those who have knowledge of medicine say Hijama on the shoulders is beneficial for pain the shoulder and throat. Hijama on the jugular veins is beneficial for diseases of the head and face, such as problems with the ears, eyes, teeth, nose and throat.

Hijama is one of the most beneficial remedies for headaches and migraines. Al Bukhari entitled one of the chapters of his Saheeh by calling it, “Chapter on Hijama for migraines and headaches”. One hadith says, “Hijama on the head is useful for seven things: insanity, leprosy, lethargy, headaches, toothaches and the evil eye.”
Hijama is one of the most beneficial remedies for headaches and migraines. Al Bukhari entitled one of the chapters of his Saheeh by calling it, “Chapter on Hijama for migraines and headaches”. One hadith says, “Hijama on the head is useful for seven things: insanity, leprosy, lethargy, headaches, toothaches and the evil eye.”

Hijama on the top of the foot is beneficial for ulcers on the things and calves, menstrual problems (lack of menstruation) and itching in the testicles. Hijama at the bottom of the chest is beneficial for abscesses, scabies and pustules on the thighs, gouts, haemorrhoids, elephantiasis and an itchy back.

It is narrated that the Prophet (pbuh) was also treated with hijama on the jugular veins and between his shoulders.

Hijama is one of the most beneficial remedies for headaches and migraines. Al Bukhari entitled one of the chapters of his Saheeh on that basis and called it, “Chapter on Hijama for migraines and headaches”. Ibn Hajar discussed at length the causes of migraines and the usefulness of hijama for treating them.

There is a hadith concerning the benefit of cupping on the head, which was narrated by Ibn Adiyy from Ibn Abbaas and attributed to the Prophet (pbuh), “Hijama on the head is useful for seven things: insanity, leprosy, lethargy, headaches, toothaches and the evil eye.”

Those who have knowledge of medicine say Hijama on the shoulders is beneficial for pain the shoulder and throat. Hijama on the jugular veins is beneficial for diseases of the head and face, such as problems with the ears, eyes, teeth, nose and throat.