Fatwa: # 18267
Category: Ramadan
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 1st September 2009

Title

I would like to know that whilst a person is fasting in the month of Ramadan, does having Hijamah break the fast of the person adminisrating Hijamah and the person having Hijamah done? I mean both persons?

Question

I would like to know that whilst a person is fasting in the month of Ramadan, does having Hijamah break the fast of the person adminisrating Hijamah and the person having Hijamah done? I mean both persons?

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
 

Cupping (hijāmah) does not break the fast of the fasting person nor of the one administering it.  However, it is makrūh (disliked) for a person to have cupping done on himself if he fears that this will weaken him in his fast.  If there is no such fear, then it will not be makrūh.

(واحتجم وهو صائم) رواه البخاري وقال  الإمام أحمد بإفطاره وتكره الحجامة للصائم إذا كانت تضعفه عن الصوم أما إذا  كان لا يخافه فلا بأس به بحر

(حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح، كتاب الصوم، باب في بيان ما لا يفسد الصوم: ص 660؛ العلمية)

 

And Allah knows best

Wassalaamu `alaykum

Ml. Abrar Mirza,
Student Darul Iftaa

Darul Iftaa

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