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[Sharh Muwatta Imam Malik – Shaikh Zubair Ali Zai] – Hadith No.152 –:– It Is Allowed To Be Treated By Cupping And The Cupper Can Take A Fee

Itihaf ul-Basim Fi Tahqiq Muwatta al-Imam Malik [Talkhis al-Qabisi] Riwayah Abdur Rahman ibn al-Qasim

Tahqiq, Takhrij, Sharh

Muhadith Zubair Ali Zai

Translated Abu Ubaydah
Translated, Checked & Additional Notes
Abu Hibban & Abu Khuzaimah Ansaari

It Is Allowed To Be Treated By Cupping And The Cupper Can Take A Fee

[152] From Malik that Humaid at-Tawil narrated to me from Anas Ibn Malik (Radi Allahu Anhu) that Abu Taiba cupped Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) so he ordered that he be paid one Sa’a of dates and ordered his masters to reduce his tax (as he was a slave and had to pay a tax to them).

[GRADING] – [SAHIH]

[REFERENCES] – [BUKHARI]
Al-Muwatta (Yahya’s narration (2/974, hadith no.1887, book 54, chapter 10, hadith no.26 with the same meaning), at-Tamhid (2/224) and al-Istidhkar (no.1823) 

Transmitted by Bukhari (no.2102, no.2110) from the hadith of Malik and Muslim (no.1577) from the hadith of  Humaid at-Tawil and he clarified hearing in Muslim (46/1577)  

[UNDERSTANDING FROM THE HADITH]
1) Using devices to take blood out from any part of the body (through the skin) for curing illnesses is called cupping.  

2) It is allowed to take a fee for cupping. Those ahadith which mention that it is bad or prohibited are understood as being disliked or abrogated. 

3) The meaning of this is not the conventional haircut by barbers of our time where they cut the hair of the head etc. If the conventional haircut is carried out without going against the Shari’a then charging money for it is allowed and is Halal. Remember that shaving the beard or cutting it less than one fist full is haram therefore the income that barbers make by charging for this is haram. 

4) If there is an Islamic country then slavery is allowed. During Jihad, one is allowed to make the Kuffar prisoners slaves and sell them later on.  

5) It is Sunah to recommend good work.

6) Having treatment for illnesses is Sunah. 

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