Is there a narration which says cupping on an empty stomach is best?



Yes. Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded a weak Hadith which states, ‘Cupping on an empty stomach is the most beneficial.’

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3487-3488. Refer: Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1156)


These words have also been reported in other corroborating Hadiths.

(Refer: Al Mudawi, Hadith: 1597)


This is suitable (rather recommended) for practice.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar