Recommended Dates and Days

Hijamah Dates

Question 1:

When should Hijamah be performed?


  • It is recommended that Hijamah be practised on the the specifically prescribed days  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
  • The recommeded days to perform Hijama Therapy are the 17th, 19th and 21st days of the Lunar Calendar providing these days coincide with Monday, Tuesday or Thursday.
  • Our Nabi (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) advised against practicing Hijama on
        • Friday, Saturday and Sunday and
        • Very strongly advised against practicing Hijama on Wednesdays.
  • Ibn Umar (رضي الله عنه) reported that Nabi (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) said,
      • “Hijama on an empty stomach is best. In it is a cure and a Blessing. It improves the intellect and the memory.
      • So use Hijama with the Blessing of Allah (سبحانه و تعالى)   on Thursday.
      • Keep away from Hijamah on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday to be safe.
      • Perform Hijamah on Monday and Tuesday for it is the day that Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) saved Ayub (عليه السلام) from the trial.
      • He was inflicted with the trial on Wednesday.
      • You will not find leprosy except (by having Hijamah) on Wednesday or Wednesday night.”            

     [Sahih Sunan ibn Maajah (3487)

Question  2:

 What is the ruling for performing Hijama on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and their nights?


  • There are narrations prohibiting Hijamah on these days.
  • However, when one is sick or is in dire need then cupping can be performed on these days.