It was narrated by Abdul Razzaq that holy prophet treated himself with Hijama when the Jewish woman poisoned a sheep and presented it to the Holy Prophet. Holy Prophet along with his companions ate the sheep until Allah informed him about the evil intent of the Jewish woman. After discovering the sheep was poisoned, Holy Prophet used Hijama thrice on the upper part of his back (Kahil Area). Abu Hind, a servant for Bani Bayadhah used a sharp blade to make incision for cupping.
Poisons are toxins that attack the body’s tissues by damaging them. Although modern medicine has allowed many poisonous substances to be cured with anti-dotes which neutralize their affects, many poisons are still unknown while others cannot be cured. Other methods are also practiced to remove or reduce the toxins from the body which involve herbs, blood letting and burning of the body. The best method to cure poisons from the body is Hijama.
How Can Poison Be Extracted
Hijmama produces an outward pressure that extracts blood and its constituents from the skin. This allows the organs beneath it to leach out the unwanted, stagnant and harmful chemicals within the blood. Hijama detoxifies the blood, relieves pressure from body points and counters illnesses causing dysfunction in the body. Wet cupping is the ideal practice that focuses on the internal as well as the structural problems in the body. It also nullifies physiological and psychological trauma caused by external influences such as black magic. However, it is extremely effective for treating poison and purifying the region from pathogens, foreign substances and poisonous brews.
Treating Poison From the Back (Kahil)
When Holy Prophet used cupping, he did it in the upper part of the back, which is directly connected to the head & heart, and so the poison was extracted with the blood directly. This allowed Holy Prophet to shun the fatal effects of the poison and remain safe. It is quoted that the poison the Jewish woman used was so potent that some of its effects remained within the body of Holy Prophet S.A.W even till his death.