Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Can cupping (hijama) be performed on women?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

Yes, it is permissible for women to undergo cupping (hijama).

The treatment, however, should be performed by a woman. If a woman is not available, the ruling would return to the discussion on seeking medical attention from the opposite gender and its related conditions.

The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “The best treatments you use are cupping and sea costus.” [Bukhari]

Please also see: Using Cupping (hijama) to Cure Illnesses and: Fiqh of Females Seeking Medical Treatment

And Allah Most High alone knows best.

wassalam,

[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam was born and raised in Ipswich, England, a quiet town close to the east coast of England. His journey for seeking sacred knowledge began when he privately memorized the entire Qur’an in his hometown at the age of 16. He also had his first experience in leading the tarawih (nightly-Ramadan) prayers at his local mosque. Year after year he would continue this unique return to reciting the entire Quran in one blessed month both in his homeland, the UK, and also in the blessed lands of Shaam, where he now lives, studies and teaches.

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