Hijama is not only the treatment of the body, but also the mind and the soul. Holy prophet has mentioned and prescribed its use in breaking evil intents and black magic on several occasion. He used Hijama on himself as well when black magic was cast on him to extinguish evil forces and remove bond.
Hijama on Regions of the Body
It was the Sunnah of Holy Prophet S.A.W of using Hijamah to crush the spells of Sehr (Magic), Jinn, Evil Eye Muss-ul-Shaitaan on different parts of the body. When the malice is extinguished, the body’s condition changes and withdrawal symptoms appear such as heavy sweating, vomiting, thirst, discoloration of lips and bad breath etc.
Material Afflictions of Black Magic
Similarly, using of septic substances is also considered black magic. On one occasion Ibn Al Qayyam when he wrote:
“Body experiences the ailments that are caused by septic substances, especially when blood, black bile or semen is irritated. Evil forces take control of the body when it experiences such emotions and ailments”.
To protect oneself from all such evils that come in contact unconsciously through malevolent intents, Hijma is safe taught by or Holy Prophet S.A.W to protect us from the ulterior designs of evil beings.
When such evil practices are cast upon someone, there are but two methods taught by Holy Prophet to withdraw the effects. The first method is finding the instruments of Magic and discarding them properly. The second method that Holy Prophet did was use Hijama to cure the area affected by Sehr.
Black magic is produced from material afflictions that are cast upon the person to cause harm. These instruments abuse nature and produce adverse effects on the senses of the body.
Curing Black Magic on Yafookh (Centre of the Head) Region
Abu Ubaid narrates on the authority of Abdul Rahman Bin Abi Layla that when Holy Prophet was targeted with black magic, he did Hijama on his head to extract its evil essence.
A sorcerer had cast a spell by using a comb, hair male spathe and placed it in a well so it remains hidden while causing its harmful effects. Due to this, Holy Prophet S.A.W was imagining he had slept with his wives where he had not in reality. To combat the spell holy prophet used Hijama on his head since the brain was being affected. After Hijama he was relieved from the doubt and that is when Allah revealed to him the location of the instruments of black magic where he went and diffused them.
In a hadith reported by Abdullah Bin Bujainah that Holy Prophet S.A.W took Hijamah on the center of his head (Yafookh) and he was in Ehraam during his journey to Makkah.
Hijama on Kahil (Area Between the Back of the Shoulders)
Kahil is the upper back region of the body that lies between the back of the shoulders. Many evil spells and crafts affect the ability of the body to stand and perform locomotion. By cupping the Kahil the person can extinguish black magic and remain safe from evil intents.
Ibn Majah narrates on the authority of Ali Radi Allaho Anh that Angel Jibareel advised Prophet Muhammad S.A.W for Hijamah at Akhda’ain (posterior jugulars) and KAHIL. The above 2 are the main Hijama points for black magic.
Hijama on Qamaduwah (Above Nape Cavity)
The Qamaduwah is a region on the neck located above the nape cavity. It exposes the jugular and is extremely important to the circulation of blood to the head, and transmission of messages to the limbs from the brain. Any black magic that is targeted on the functioning of the limbs is directly connected with this region and Hijama must be performed on it immediately.
It was narrated by Tabraani that Holy Prophet recommended Hijama on this region, “Use Hijamah on the Qamahduwah, for it cures seventy-two kinds of ailments”.
Another account by Abu Kabshah Al Anmari which is narrated by Abu Dawood & Ibn-e-Majah states that Holy Prophet S.A.w took Hijamah on Haamah & between the shoulders.
Hijama On the Hip to Cure Weakness
Debility or lethargies are associated with malnutrition and structural problem while bodily weakness and the inability to perform basic tasks is also a sign of black magic. In this case Hijama is performed on the lower back near the hip to open the blocked nerves that hinder the signals from the brain to the rest of the body. It stimulates consistent blood flow and brushes off the effects of Sehr (Dark Magic)
An accounted presented by Jabir and narrated by Abu Dawood states that Holy Prophet S.A.W used Hijamah on his hip because of a debilitation he suffered from.
Hijama On the Feet
Using Hijama is not just limited to the upper body, but it is also beneficial when used on the lower body parts, especially the feet. Feet are the most used part of part of the body and contain major arteries that travel back to the heart. If the feet are affected the person cannot stand, run of even pray properly. Hence, taking care of them is imperative. Diseases such arthritis, swelling of the leg, sprains and other forms of injuries can be cured with Hijama on the top of the foot. Since the blood travels fast and strong through the feet due to the effect of gravity, the capillaries and blood vessels are able to quickly submit stagnant blood. This also leaches out muscular and skeletal impurities that are causing diseases and other complications.
It was reported by Hadhrat Anas and narrated by Abu Dawood that Holy Prophet S.A.W took Hijamah on the top of his foot due to treat pain on the foot region.