Hijaamah courses in London

Hijaamah courses in London

Hijama courses in London

Al-Ruqya healing is proud to offer Hijaamah Courses in London

Cupping (Hijaamah) is a practice highly recommended by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ for many ailments that a person may suffer from.

The Prophet ﷺ said: "Indeed the best of remedies you have is Hijaamah…" (Bukhari)

The Prophet ﷺ also said that on the night of Al-Israa wal-Mi-raaj (the Night Journey), he did not pass by an Angel except that it was said to him, "Oh Muhammad, order your nation with Hijaamah." (Tirmidhi)

The Prophet ﷺ said, "If there was something excellent to be used as a remedy, then it is cupping."(Abu Dawood & ibn Maajah)

These Ahadeeth show the importance and greatness of this Sunnah and remedy. Those with belief in the words of the Prophet ﷺ will know that he does not speak from his own desires.

Allah (SWT) says:

“Nor does he speak from his own inclination. It is not but a revelation revealed (An-Najm: 3-4)

Hijaamah in Arabic is derived from the word 'Hajm' which means 'sucking'. Hijaamah is simply the process of applying cups to various points on the body and removing the air from within the cups, causing a vacuum.

Our Aim ​

  • Improving Health through Educating Society
  • Reviving the Prophet's Medicine
  • Giving effective support and treatment for spiritual afflictions

Throughout the courses, Abu Nadeer will be highlighting the medical benefits of Hijaamah, the importance of Hijaamah through the Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ and showing how to deal with patients who are afflicted. This is so that the Hijaamist is trained to learn Hijaamah but also have the tools needed to deal with patients who may be afflicted in order to provide the best possible service.

Scheme of Work for Hijama Therapy

Course Objective: The objective of the course is to provide theoretical and practical material to students with a complete learning experience. Hijama Therapy provides a platform for learning core modules and best practices in Hijama Therapy. This course is the only one of its kind that provides a module on Ruqyah Therapy. Once qualified practitioners will be able to work safely and at a professional standard in providing Hijama Therapy treatment. Practitioners will also be eligible for Insurance (Details will be provided during the course).

Course Duration: The course is studied over a intense 3 day period. After the 3 days study students are required to complete 5 case studies, this is self paced and flexible. Support is provided throughout.

Day 1- Unit 1

  • Introduction to Hijama cupping therapy- What is Hijama cupping therapy?
  • History of cupping therapy- Historical figures and their contribution to the field of cupping therapy.
  • Chinese cupping therapy and the Ying/Yang theory- What are body Meridians?

Unit 2

Unit 3

  • Benefits of Hijama cupping therapy- Physiological Benefits.
  • The Human Anatomy.

Unit 4

  • Different types of cupping therapy- massage, dry, wet, fire etc.
  • Modern and Historical equipment and instruments.
  • Troubleshooting
  • Practitioner and Patient care
  • Health and Safety- risk level during hijama.
  • Recommendations and advice for before and after Hijama

Unit 5

  • Hijama treatment points from the sunnah.
  • Hijama points in general.
  • Treatment points for common physiological illnesses.

Day 2- Practical Unit 1

  • Hijama cupping therapy step by step demonstration.
  • Q&A session.

Practical Unit 2

  • Hijama workshop.

Day 3- Unit 6

  • Business practises and Marketing
  • Ordering supplies
  • Case study preparation and Medical forms.

Unit 7

Hijama Course Testimonials

"Jazakallahu khayr for everything! Alhamdullilah I feel confident enough to practice hijaama on others. Considering I started the course knowing nothing about hijaama and never having it done, Alhamdullilah i'm so pleased and grateful to Al Ruqya for teaching us a Sunnah. All by the will of Allah. I really enjoyed the practical the most as it helped me have a better understanding of how to ensure everything is kept safe at all times. The teachers especially made me feel really comfortable which made it even better. I would definitely recommend this course to all sisters"

"Doing the hijamah course has been really informative for me as it has enabled me to gain really important knowledge, as well as meeting new people. This course has helped and the teachers have showed me that there is nothing to fair and overcome my fear of blood. The fact that the course was mainly pinpointed with hadiths and chapters from the Qurans also meant that we can pass on the knowledge we have learned with its evidences from the Quran and the Sunnah."

"I highly recommend this hijama course. The teachers were warm, friendly and approachable. The contents was straight forward and easy to follow. The session taught by abu nadeer was very informative and an eye opener."

"Assalaamu alaykum, feedback for hijamah course. I attended the hijamah course with sister Gul and a few of the other sisters. Before attending the course I had a.An apprehension about do the practical IE wet cupping. However the practical aspect of the course was delivered fantastically as everyone had a chance to practise. Sister Gul was thorough in the technique of wet cupping and instructions were easy to follow.I learnt alot from the course in terms of how it benifits us and the history of cupping. The course has helped me chose this as a career path,not just to help individuals but to help myself to practise holistically on myself and my family.I would recommend this course to others.."

"The hijaamah course was insightful, clear and well structured. I was taught both the medicinal and spiritual aspect of hijaamah which left me feeling confident in explaining to others the benefits of having it done. I thoroughly enjoyed the practical element of the course which was overlooked by experienced hijaamists who guided in perfecting my practical skills in a very safe and hygienic manner. I was extremely impressed with the clarity of the information provided in the course book which catered to all levels of understanding. All the information provided in the course book were backed up by both Qur'an and Hadith which put me at ease and aided in consolidating my knowledge. It was an absolute delight to acquire a new skill in a very friendly, supportive and professional environment. All in all the course was extremely beneficial and straight forward and would definitely recommend this particular course to anyone who wishes to revive the forgotten sunnah of hijaamah!"

"The course was informative and tailored for all levels. It was well structured and delivered in a friendly professional manner. Opportunities were given for further clarification on certain topics. Attending this couse has enhanced my knowledge and taken away my previous misconceptions. Looking forward to putting my learnings into practice to benefit others. In Sha Allah. Ameen. Regards. Farah"

"Alhamdulillah! It was an amazing eye opening course. The course was delivered very clearly and was easy to understand. I really enjoyed the practical side of the course and feel confident enough to practice Hijama on my friends and family. Jazakillahu khair sisters :)"

"Alhamdulillah, I am so pleased to have just completed the 3 day hijama course, I am a revert sister from birmingham and i searched long and hard for a in depth hijama course, I finally chose to do my ruqya course with Al ruqya as I am aware that they have the correct knowledge and following of the Qura'an and Sunnah and they have a very professional in depth course. I was really nervous to do the practical as i am a bit squemish with blood but I was put at ease and I conquered my fears alhamdulillah. I think the sisters who taught the course were really good and lovely, genuine people mashaAllah and they covered everything we needed to know ...may Allah reward them for their efforts. We covered the theory and practical of hijama and were given a hijama kit with all the essentials to start practicing hijama alhamdulillah. We also had an informative talk from abu nadeer and another brother who gave us great knowledge on ruqya. May Allah reward them for their efforts. I feel very honoured to of been taught by Al ruqya team and I am so thankful to Allah swt that I chose this hijama course as it was worth every penny and the after support from Al ruqya team and the other sisters on the course helps so much in progressing to be a hijamist. I cannot wait to be a fully practicing associate of Al ruqya inshaAllah, Jazakum Allah khair"


Hematology is defined as the study of blood as well as its components, it is related to the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases related to blood. The structure of the hematologic system includes blood, blood vessels, and blood-forming organs, which include;

*bone marrow *spleen *liver *lymph nodes *thymus gland

The haematological system also has an important role in hormone transport, the inflammatory and immune responses, temperature regulation, fluid electrolyte balance and acid base balance. This is the system by which nutrients, elements and more are carried to tissue.

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The prime component of the hematologic system is the blood, which is a connective tissue due to it being made in the bone and its two components are plasma and blood cells, 1. red blood cells {erythrocytes}, 2. white blood cells {leukocytes}. The roles of the blood are;

1. Removing waste and regulating the body’s PH balance

2. key function is to transport oxygen, cells, proteins, hormones, and other substances to the organs and tissues around the body.

3. Has a vital role in regulating the body’s systems and maintaining homeostasis.


The bone marrow is about 4 %of the body mass, it produces 500 million blood cells per day which is around 95% of the body’s blood cells, they are formed in the bone marrow. This marrow is described as a flexible, soft tissue in the centre of the bone. Before the cells evolve in the marrow,

they originally begin as a stem cell. Then after maturity they continue out into three different forms as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.


Red blood cells are disc shaped cells with an indented centre, and are unable to reproduce due to not having a nucleus as they mature. The molecules contained in the red blood cells are haemoglobin {iron containing pigment heme and protein globin}, which carry oxygen. Red blood cells also remove carbon dioxide from the body, transporting it to the lungs in order to be exhaled. The iron contained in the haemoglobin is also responsible for the red colour of blood. Haemoglobin also plays an important role in maintaining the shape of the red blood cell, however an abnormal haemoglobin structure can damage the shape of the red blood cell and can prevent their function and flow through blood vessels. Red blood cells live for about 120 days then die.

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PLATELETS [Thrombocyte]

The main function of platelets is to stop bleeding by clotting blood vessel injuries, the platelet has no nucleus, they are much smaller in size than other cells and come from the particles of cytoplasm which is obtained from the megakaryocytes of the bone marrow.


When formed elements are removed from blood, a straw coloured liquid called blood plasma is left [ 55%], it is a dilute solution of salts, glucose, amino acids, vitamins, urea, proteins and fat. One of the many functions of plasma is to deliver water and nutrients throughout the body, it contains proteins that help blood clot.


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White blood cells[leukocytes] protect the body against foreign invaders and infection, they are produced ad come from cells in the bone marrow known as hematopoietic cells. All white blood cells have nuclei unlike other blood cells. There are a number of different typres of white blood cells. They are categorised as granulocytes;

  1. Neutrophils: Fight bacteria and fungi, combat the effect of histamine in allergic reactions.
  2. Eosinophils: Fight bigger parasites, control inflammatory response with allergies.
  3. Basophils: Destroy bacteria with strong oxidants, 60/70% of WBC are basophils.
  1. B Lymphocyte [B cells]: Release antibodies and assist T cell activation.
  2. T Lymphocyte [T cells]: Enable recovery after inflammatory response and active B and T cells. As well as being able to attack virus infected or cancer cells.
  3. Natural killer cells: Attack virus infected and tumour cells.

Complete Blood Cell Count

This blood test is undertaken to establish overall health as well as detecting a whole range of disorders such as anaemia, infection and leukaemia. The complete blood count test also measures many components and features of the blood. It measures the numbers, size and also maturity of various blood cells in a certain volume of blood.

Diseases of the hematological system

· Anaemia.

· Leukaemia. Haematopoiesis

· Iron deficiency anaemia and anaemia of chronic disease.

· Plasma cell dyscrasias

· Myeloproliferative disorders.


The Endocrine System

The endocrine system consists of all the glands in the body which produce and secrete hormones. These glands are situated inside different parts of the human body and are of the following;

1] Hypothalamus 2] Pituitary Gland 3] Pineal Gland 4] Parathyroid 5] Thyroid

6] Thymus 7] Pancreas 8] Adrenal 9] Ovaries {female} 10] prostate {male}

Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland

The location of the hypothalamus is right beneath the thalamus and it lies just above the brainstem. Its key function is to maintain the internal environment in the body. The function of the hypothalamus is to monitor the chemical and physical characteristics of the blood, which include blood pressure, heart rate and body temperature. The gland also maintains appetite, body weight, sleep cycles and fluid balance including thirst. When the internal environment [homeostasis] goes into digression then the hypothalamus secretes releasing and inhibiting hormones which then either stimulate or inhibit the production of hormones in the anterior pituitary. Thus it controls the stopping and starting of multiple hormones throughout the body and its most important function is to link the nervous system to the endocrine system.

Pineal Gland

The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain which is located near the center of the brain between the two hemispheres. The pineal gland produces melatonin a serotonin-derived hormone which regulates sleep patterns in both circadian and seasonal cycles. Studies have suggested the pineal gland may influence its secretion of the sex hormones, follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. Also affecting recreational drugs such as cocaine and antidepressants such as fluoxetine.

Parathyroid and Thyroid

The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, underneath the Adam's apple. The gland is made of two lobes which are butterfly shaped and lie in front of the windpipe [trachea]. The parathyroid glands are known to be four tiny glands situated behind the thyroid gland in the neck.

The function of the thyroid gland is to produce hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism, the gland uses iodine from food to make two thyroid hormones that regulates the way the body uses energy [T3/T4]. Changes in thyroid hormones can lead to serious alterations in growth, energy levels, development and reproduction. The hormones regulate the speed with which cells/metabolism work, for example, T3 and T4 regulate heart rate and how fast intestines process food.

The function of the parathyroid glands is to control the body’s calcium levels within the blood and bones. The Parathyroid produce Para hormone, this joined with vitamin D and Calcitonin controls calcium levels in the body. Calcium plays a significant role in preserving healthy bones, teeth, as well as stimulation of neurons and muscle cells important to the nervous muscular, and cardiovascular system.


The thymus is a primary lymphoid organ of the immune system and is only active up until puberty at its maximum growth, but reduces with old age. It is made up of two lobes, further divided into many lobules, pink and flat. The organ is located in the chest, behind the sternum, in the anterior mediastinum. The vital function played by the thymus gland is the production and maturation of T-lymphocytes or T-cells, a type of white blood cell which protects the body from certain threats, including viruses and infections, thus developing the immune system as well as secreting a the hormone thyroxin, a hormone necessary for T-cell development and production.


The pancreas varies in size and is located behind the stomach linking itself to the duodenum. Its key faction is blood sugar control and metabolism, as well as aiding the secretion of substances towards digestion. A role of endocrine, relating to the secretion of insulin and other substances to help control blood sugar, as well as a role of exocrine, which is to secrete enzymes involved in digesting substances from outside the body which would include proteins, fat and carbohydrates.


The adrenal glands are located on top of each kidney, which are situated in the middle of the lower back hence having a strong influence on the functions of the kidney as one of its roles. The glands are vital for a humans wellbeing as they produce hormones which are needed during stress.

The different parts of the adrenal glands include the cortex, capsule and medulla. The role of the cortex is the production of DHEA and sex hormones, production of corticosteroids which are crucial in controlling metabolism, fluid and mineral corticoids. The medulla is only 20% of the gland but manages the response to stress. It secretes three different catecholamine’s, including epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine, and dopamine. also known as neurotransmitters, these stress hormones generate the prime stress response that helps us to stay alive in times of trauma or danger.

Ovaries [female]

The ovaries are located on either side of the Uterus and play two important roles as glands and gonads, they are part of the reproductive system in the body. As glands their function is to produce many female sex hormones, including estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen controls the development of the glands and uterus whilst in puberty and stimulates the development of the uterine lining during the menstrual cycle. On the other hand progesterone acts on the uterus during pregnancy to enable the embryo to implant and develop in the womb.

Prostate [male]

The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system, it is located at the base of the bladder, surrounding the urethra. The function of the prostate is to produce a thick white enzyme rich fluid which supports semen and sperm. The main hormone produced is testosterone which is vital in mains as it helps develop and maintain male sex characters such as facial hair, deep voice and muscle growth