Hadiths on Cupping
From Sumurah bin Jundub who said: “I was seated near the Messenger of Allaah peace and blessings be upon him when he peace and blessings be upon him called for a person to perform Hijaama.
He attached a horn to the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him and then made an incision with a blade. A bedouin from Bani Fazaza came in and said: O Messenger of Allaah what is this person doing cutting your skin?
The Messenger peace and blessings be upon him answered: ‘This is Hijaama.’ He asked: what is Hijaama? The Messenger peace and blessings be upon him said: ‘It is the best medicine with which people seek cure.” [Collected by Nisa’ee and Hakim and it was authenticated by Shaykh Albaani in Silsilah as-Saheehah see v.3 h.1176]
From Ibn Abbas, in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: “The best days on which to have Hijaama performed are 17th, 19th and 21st. I did not pass a gathering of Angels on the night I was taken on the night journey except that they said: You should have Hijaama, O Muhammad.” [Collected by Tirmidhee, al Hakim, Ahmad and it was declared Hasan by Shaykh Albaani in Silsilah as-Saheehah No. 1847]
Days on which it is recommended to have Hijaama performed: 17th, 19th and 21st of every Islaamic month, according to the Hijiri calendar.
From Abu Huraira who said: The Messenger of Allaah said: “Whoever has Hijaama on the 17th, 19th and 21st then it is a cure for every illness.” [Collected by Abu Daawood and Bayhaaqi and Tabraani see: Silsilah Saheehah No. 908 and Silsilah Daeefah’ No.1863 -1864]
Days on which Hijaama is not recommended and which should be avoided: From Nafi’ who said: Ibn Umar said O Nafi’ I have blood pressure so find me a person who performs Hijaama and, if you can, make sure he is a gentle person. Do not appoint an old man, nor a young child since I heard the Messenger of Allaah peace and blessings be upon him saying:
‘It is better to have Hijaama done while on an empty stomach. Hijaama has a cure and blessings in it and it increases memory and intelligence.