Is it permissible to charge for Hijaama?

Fatwa ID: 03143

Answered by:  Maulana Muqtaur Rahman​


I came across this Hadith as reported in Sunan Abi Daawud:

 حدثنا عبد الله بن مسلمة القعنبي عن مالك عن ابن شهاب عن ابن محيصة عن أبيه أنه استأذن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم في إجارة الحجام فنهاه عنها فلم يزل يسأله ويستأذنه حتى أمره أن أعلفه ناضحك ورقيقك

Fees for Hijaama are not permissible? Please kindly explain. Jazakumullahukhairan.


In The Name Of Allah, The Most-Merciful, The Most Kind


The hadith above merely shows that the profession of cupping (hijamah) is a lowly profession[1].

It was narrated from Ibn Abbas that when the Prophet () was cupped, he paid the man who cupped him his wages. If it had been undesirable, he would not have paid him.[2]

Therefore, it is permissible for one to charge a fee for cupping and the earning of the one who performs hijamah is permissible.


Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Muqtaur Rahman

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Iftā Birmingham



[1]بذل المجهود– ج: 11 – ص: 127 -مركز الشيخ أبي الحسن الندوي للبحوث والدراسات الإسلامية، الهند



[2]صحيح البخاري – 2279



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