Verification of a Hadith explaining the importance of cupping


 Is the following Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, Jibril (‘alayhis salam) repeatedly emphasized upon me to resort to cupping to the extent that I feared that cupping will be made compulsory.


Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “…..Jibrail (‘alayhis salam) advised me to resort to cupping to such an extent that I thought cupping is extremely necessary.

(Daylami, Hadith: 2599)

ِAlthough some Muhaddithun have cited this narration in their commentaries of Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah’s) Shamail, I have not been able to locate a chain of narrators for this narration. I am therefore unable to comment on it’s authenticity. One should abstain from quoting a narration until the authenticity can be verified.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar