THE SUNNAH TREATMENT

May Allah cure us all of all the spirititual and physical maladies!

The column was started with the supplication for "Cure." Every body is often ill. These days, there are fairs of diseases and the doctors are earning much. Ever since the creation of humanity, our Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
enjoyed with the best health. The Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
called "Al-Hijaamah" the best cure. A short while ago, when I read about "Al-Hijaamah" in the world famous book of Allama Ibn Qayyim named "Zaad-ul-Ma'ad" I was wondered.
سبحان اﷲ وبحمدہ سبحان اﷲ العظیم
Allah has placed the cure of so many diseases in this so easy treatment. Allama Ibn Qayyim has enumerated so many diseases that are cured due to such treatment. "Al-Hijaamah" means taking out blood from the skin of the body at different places. The diseases go out with this filthy blood and the body is healthy. Our Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
used to apply this treatment very regularly so much so, he did so even in fasting and Ehraam. But the situation with us is that we remain deprived of this treatment and blessing all our lives. A few days ago, I attended to this treatment all of a sudden whereas we have been studying about "Al-Hijaamah" ever since we started religious education. Now, when Allah attracted our attention to it, we thought of reviving this Sunnah method of treatment in Bahawalpur. A few companions were appointed to learn it and the services of an expert teacher was also hired. Allah be thanked, four companions have learnt this method only after three days' effort and have purified the bodies of dozens of individuals of filthy blood. We have been doing this job since long. Jihaad itself is "Al-Hijaamah" of the entire world. The filthy blood is extracted and the world is purified of infidelity, polytheism, subversion and oppression. When the filthy blood of Makkah was extracted and dropped into the well of Badr, Makkah was cured. Then Makkah again became the centre of Guidance in no time. Let it go. It is a separate topic. Many of you must be ill. Besides physical ailments , evil eye, jealous eye and spell are also cured through "Al-Hijaamah." Our Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
himself has told us about the parts of the body where the germ diseases get accumulated. If blood is extracted from there, all the ailments are uprooted. The traditions tell about the places, proper dates and reasonable days for "Al-Hijaamah." I requested my learned friend to collect a few traditions and narrations about "Al-Hijaamah." May Allah bless him with good reward that he collected thirty narrations at once. Let us study those narrations and have a look at another aspect of the Holy life of our Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
and then recite Durood Sharif at him and his progeny in the morning and in the evening, the day and the night.
Al-Hijaamah - A few Traditions:
(1) Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbas says that the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
said, "Cure lies in three things i.e. cutting on skin to drop blood, drinking honey and b*****ng with fire. I forbid my Ummah to brand with fire." (Al-Bukhari P: 848, V-11, Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P: 550)
(2) Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbas
(رض)
says, "Once the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
had got a cut at his skin when he was fasting. (Al-Bukhari P: 849, V-11, Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P: 554)
(3) Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbas
(رض)
reports, "The Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
had a cut at his skin when he was in a state of Ehram." (Al-Bukhari P: 849, V-11)
(4) Hazrat Anas
(رض)
reports that he was asked about wages of applying a cut at skin whether it is lawful or unlawful. He said, "The Messenger of Allah
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
had got a cut at skin. Abu Tayyiba applied a cut at the skin of the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
. He gave him the wages. He talked to their lords and they decreased in the tax received from them. The Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
said, "The best treatment that you have is to get a cut at skin (Pachna). (Al-Bhukhari P: 849, V-11, Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P: 551)
(5) Hazrat Jaabir bin Abdullah
(رض)
went to inquire after Muqanna' and said to him, "I shall not go back until you get Pachna applied as I have heard the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
saying that there is cure in it." (Al-Bukhari P: 849, V-11)
(6) Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbas
(رض)
reports that the Messenger of Allah
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
had a pachna in his head. (Al-Bukhari P: 849, V-11)
(7) Hazrat Jaabir
(رض)
reports that I heard the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
saying, "If there is some good in your medicines, it is in drinking honey, having a Pachna and b*****ng with fire but I dislike b*****ng with fire." (Al-Bukhari P: 850, V-11)
(8) Hazrat Anas
(رض)
reports that the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
used to have Pachna at veins on both sides of the neck and the shoulders. He would do this on the 17th, 19th or 21st of the moon." (Tirmizi P:25, V-11, Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P:553)
(9) Hazrat Ibn Masood
(رض)
says that telling the story of Me'raaj, the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
said, "Whichever group of angels I passed by, they requested me to order my Ummah to have Pachnas." (Tirmizi P:25 V-11)
(10) Hazrat Ikrima
(رض)
says, "Hazrat Ibn Abbas had three slaves who would apply Pachnas to the people. Two of them worked on wages and the third would apply Pachnas to him and his family." The reporter says that Hazrat Ibn Abbas
(رض)
used to quote this saying of the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
, "How good is the slave who applies Pachna, takes away blood, lightens the back and clears the eye-sight." He also said, "On my journey to Me'raaj, every group of angels by whom I passed said to me to have "Hijaamah" at any cost." Moreover, he said that they the best days for Pachna are 17th ,19th and 21st of he moon and that the best treatment is Saoot Ladood and applying Pachna. (Tirmizi P:25 V-11, Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P: 551)
(11) Hazrat Abdu Huraira
(رض)
reports the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
saying, "The best medicine for you is Hijaamah i.e. getting Pachna applied. (Abu Dawood P: 183, V-1)
(12) Hazrat Salma
(رض)
, the maid-servant of the Holy Prophet
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says, "The person who complained of his headache to the Holy Prophet
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, he advised him Pachna and the one who complained of footache, he advised him to apply myrtle." (Abu Dawood P: 183, V-11)
(13) It is reported by Hazrat Abu Kabtha Anmari
(رض)
that the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
used to have "Fasad" in the brald of his hair and between both the shoulders and would say, "The person who gets his blood shed at this place, not using medicine, no disease will harm him." (Abu Dawood P: 188, V-11, Ibn Maaja P: 249)
(14) Hazrat Abul Hurairah
(رض)
reports the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
, "The person who gets Seengi applied on 17th, 19th, and 21st of the moon; it will be a cure for him for every disease." (Abu Dawood P: 184, V-11, Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P: 553)
(15) Hazrat Jaabir
(رض)
reports that he sent a physician to Hazrat Ubhy. That physician cut his vein to apply Pachna. (Abu Dawood P: 184, V-11)
(16) Hazrat Jaabir
(رض)
reports, "The Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
got Pachna applied at the upper part f his thigh due to pain in the bone. (Abu Dawood P: 184, V-11, Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P: 552)
(17) Hazrat Abu Hurairah
(رض)
reports the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
saying, "The treatment that you apply, if there in good in anyone, it is to have Pachna." (Ibn Maaja P: 248)
(18) Hazrat Ibn Abbas
(رض)
reports the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
saying, "During the Me'raaj journey, every group of angels whom I passed by, requested me to make arrangements to apply Pachna." (Ibn Maajah P: 248)
(19) Hazrat Ibn Abbas
(رض)
reports the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
saying, "Good is the slave who applies Pachnas! He extracts blood, lightens the back and brightens the eye-sight." (Ibn Maajah P: 248)
(20) Hazrat Anas bin Maalik
(رض)
reports the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
saying, "Every group by whom I passed on the Shab-e-Me'raaj, said to me to order my Ummah to apply Pachnas." (Ibn Maajah P: 248, Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P: 551)
(21) Hazrat Jabbir
(رض)
reports that when Hazrat Salma
(رض)
asked permission of the Holy Prophet
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, he ordered Abu Tayyiba
(رض)
to apply her Pachnas. He reporter says that Abu Tayyiba was the foster-brother of Hazrat Umme Salma or he was very young. (Ibn Maajah P: 248)
(22) Hazrat Abdullah bin Bahsina
(رض)
says, "The Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
got Pachnas applied at his head at Lahee Jamal when he was in Ehraam" (Ibn Maajah P: 248, Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P: 552)
(23) Hazrat Ali
(رض)
reports that Hazrat Jibrail
علیہ السلام
brought the command to the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
to apply Pachnas at veins to both sides of the neck and between both shoulders. (Ibn Maajah P: 249, Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P: 552)
(24) Hazrat Anas
(رض)
says, " The Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
got Pachnas applied at veins to both sides of the neck and between the shoulders." (Ibn Maajah P: 249, Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P: 552)
(25) Hazra Jaabir
(رض)
reports that the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
fell from his horse on the stump of dates and his foot was sprained. Wakee' says, "It means that the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
got Pachnas applied due to pain in bone."
(26) Hazrat Anas bin Maalik
(رض)
reports the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
saying, " The man who wants to apply Pachnas, should apply it on 17th, 19th or 21st of the moon lest the pressure of blood should kill any of you." (Ibn Maajah P: 249/Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P: 553)
(27) Hazrat Naafi' reports Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar
(رض)
saying, " O Naafi', there is high blood pressure to me. Seek someone who may apply pachnas. If possible bring a mild person, not the old aged or young child because I have heard the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
saying that getting Pachnas applied in fasting is better. There is cure and blessing in it. It increases in sagacity, and sharkpens memory. May Allah bles you, get pachnas applied on Thursday and avoid it on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (If it happens incidently, there is no harm in it.) Get Pachnas applied on Monday and Tuesday because Allah blessed Hazrat Ayub
علیہ السلام
with health on these days. He fell ill on Wednesday and if leprosy appears, it appears on Wednesday or Wednesday night" (Ibn Maajah P: 249, Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P: 554)
(28) Hazrat Abu Bakr
(رض)
reports the Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
saying, "Tuesday is the day of blood. There comes a moment on this day when the blood does not stop." (Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P: 554, Abi Dawood P: 148, V-11)
(29) Do apply Pachnas at the middle of the bone above the nape of the neck because it cures five diseases." (Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P: 552)
(30) The Holy Prophet
صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم
said, "Do apply Pachnas in the gap above the nape because it cures seventy-two diseases." (Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P: 552)

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