Hajaamah (Cupping-Cautering) Of Sayyidina Rasoolullah

Anas Radiyallahu'Anhu was asked regarding the payment to a hajjaam (cupper). (Is it permissible or not?) Anas Radiyallahu 'Anhu replied:
"Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam took the treatment of cupping which was administered by Abu Taybah Radiyallahu 'Anhu, he was given two saa' food (in a narration it is mentioned that dates were given), and Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu'Alayhi Wasallam interceded on his behalf to his master that the stipulated amount he was responsible for be made less. He also said this, that cupping is the best of medicine".

حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ حُجْرٍ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ، عَنْ حُمَيْدٍ، قَالَ‏:‏ سُئِلَ أَنَسُ بْنُ مَالِكٍ عَنْ كَسْبِ الْحَجَّامِ، فَقَالَ‏:‏ احْتَجَمَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم، حَجَمَهُ أَبُو طَيْبَةَ، فَأَمَرَ لَهُ بِصَاعَيْنِ مِنْ طَعَامٍ، وَكَلَّمَ أَهْلَهُ فَوَضَعُوا عَنْهُ مِنْ خَرَاجِهِ، وَقَالَ‏:‏ إِنَّ أَفْضَلَ مَا تَدَاوَيْتَمْ بِهِ الْحِجَامَةُ، أَوْ إِنَّ مِنْ أَمْثَلِ دَوَائِكُمُ الْحِجَامَةَ‏.‏

English reference
: Book 49, Hadith 343

Arabic reference
: Book 50, Hadith 360

'Ali Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports:
"Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam once took the treatment of cupping and asked me to pay its fees. I paid the hajjaam (cupper) his fees".

حَدَّثَنَا عَمْرُو بْنُ عَلِيٍّ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو دَاوُدَ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا وَرْقَاءُ بْنُ عُمَرَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الأَعْلَى، عَنْ أَبِي جَمِيلَةَ، عَنْ عَلِيٍّ‏:‏ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم، احْتَجَمَ وَأَمَرَنِي فَأَعْطَيْتُ الْحَجَّامَ أَجْرَهُ‏.‏

English reference
: Book 49, Hadith 344

Arabic reference
: Book 50, Hadith 361

Ibn 'Abbaas Radiyallahu 'Anhu said that Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam took the treatment of cupping on both sides of his neck and between his shoulders, and paid the cupper his fees. If it had been haraam, he would not have paid it.

حَدَّثَنَا هَارُونُ بْنُ إِسْحَاقَ الْهَمْدَانِيُّ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدَةُ، عَنْ سُفْيَانَ الثَّوْرِيِّ، عَنْ جَابِرٍ، عَنِ الشَّعْبِيِّ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، قَالَ‏:‏ إِنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم احْتَجَمَ فِي الأَخْدَعَيْنِ، وَبَيْنَ الْكَتِفَيْنِ، وَأَعْطَى الْحَجَّامَ أَجْرَهُ، وَلَوْ كَانَ حَرَامًا لَمْ يُعْطِهِ‏.‏

English reference
: Book 49, Hadith 345

Arabic reference
: Book 50, Hadith 362

Ibn 'Umar Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports:
"Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam called a hajjaam, who treated Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam inquired from him what tax or duty did he have to pay daily? He replied, three saa'. Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam had it reduced to two saa', and gave him his remuneration".

حَدَّثَنَا هَارُونُ بْنُ إِسْحَاقَ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدَةُ، عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي لَيْلَى، عَنْ نَافِعٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم، دَعَا حَجَّامًا فَحَجَمَهُ وَسَأَلَهُ‏:‏ كَمْ خَرَاجُكَ‏؟‏ فَقَالَ‏:‏ ثَلاثَةُ آصُعٍ، فَوَضَعَ عَنْهُ صَاعًا وَأَعْطَاهُ أَجْرَهُ‏.‏

English reference
: Book 49, Hadith 346

Arabic reference
: Book 50, Hadith 363

Anas bin Maalik Radiyallahu 'Anhu said:
"Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam used the treatment of cupping on both sides of his mubaarak neck and between both shoulders, and generally took this treatment on the seventeenth, nineteenth or the twenty first of the (lunar) month".

حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْقُدُّوسِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الْعَطَّارُ الْبَصْرِيُّ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا عَمْرُو بْنُ عَاصِمٍ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا هَمَّامٌ، وَجَرِيرُ بْنُ حَازِمٍ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا قَتَادَةُ، عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، قَالَ‏:‏ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَحْتَجِمُ فِي الأَخْدَعَيْنِ وَالْكَاهِلِ، وَكَانَ يَحْتَجِمُ لِسَبْعَ عَشْرَةَ، وَتِسْعَ عَشْرَةَ، وَإِحْدَى وَعِشْرِينَ‏.‏

English reference
: Book 49, Hadith 347

Arabic reference
: Book 50, Hadith 364

Anas bin Maalik Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports:
"Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam took treatment of cupping on the back of his leg at Milal (a place about seventeen miles-27 km-from Madinah Munawwarah in the direction of Makkah) while he was in the state of ihraam".

حَدَّثَنَا إِسْحَاقُ بْنُ مَنْصُورٍ، قَالَ‏:‏ أَنْبَأَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ، عَنْ مَعْمَرٍ، عَنْ قَتَادَةَ، عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ‏:‏ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم احْتَجَمَ وَهُوَ مُحْرِمٌ بَمَلَلٍ عَلَى ظَهْرِ الْقَدَمِ‏.‏

English reference
: Book 49, Hadith 348

Arabic reference
: Book 50, Hadith 365