Sunday, 7 June 2009

Treating Headaches and Migraines.

According to books based upon the works of Ibn Al Qayyim (rahimullah), headaches are generally caused by heat and fever in the head, because an accumulation of hot vapours are seeking a way out of the body. As the heat rises into the head, it causes an increase in amount of fluid in the cranium and a swelling of the membrane inside the skull. The pain can either be felt all over the head or more commonly, on one side of the head.

In comparison, Migraines are usually caused by an obstruction of a blood vessel or vessels in the brain. The vessels can be blocked by tiny air bubbles or foreign bodies carried in the bloodstream which find their way into the brain. Many people find that applying gentle pressure to the head during a migraine helps ease the pain.

The treatment for headaches and migraines depends upon their particular type and cause. Sometimes they can be treated with the induction of vomiting, by hijamah cupping, with compression head bandage or sometimes just with rest, quietness and calm.


Where they get no aching of the head nor any madness [intoxication].”

[Qur'an 56:19]

Recite the above verse an odd number of times (for example, 33) and then blow into cupped hands and wipe on the head of the patient. The headache should disappear soon in sha’Allah. Or, this verse can be recited along with Ayat ul Kursi (2:255) and Surah al Fatihah (1) on olive oil, which is then used to massage on the scalp.


Hijama (wet cupping) is an excellent and immediate remedy for a headache/migraine and there is a direct Sahih Hadith pertaining to the use of Hijama for this purpose;

It was narrated by Ibn 'Abbas (radhi Allahu anhu) that the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) was cupped on his head for an ailment he was suffering from while he was in a state of Ihram. at a water place called Lahl Jamal. Ibn 'Abbas further said: "Allah's Apostle (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) was cupped on his head for unilateral headache while he was in a state of Ihram."
Sahih Al Bukhari Volume 7, Book 71, Number 602

And also;

Salmah (radhi Allahu anha), the maid-servant of the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam), said: "No one complained to the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) of a headache but he told him to get himself cupped [hijama], or of a pain in his legs but he told him to dye them with henna."
Sunan Abi Dawood Book 28, Hadith 3849. Classed as Hasan by Sh. Al Albani (rahimullah).


  1. Assalamu Aleykum,
    The ayah “Where they get no aching of the head nor any madness.” it is in surat Al-Waqi' ah (56:19).

  2. Thanks for correcting this.

  3. Thank you for providing the information of hidden Islamic therapy Hijama. I think many people will be benefitted from this information In Sa Allah.

  4. Slmz cud u plz tell me for black magic removal in the foot were abt do u do the wet husband has being diagnosed with steped on sihr by ben halima.he did help us but eventually it returns again.i do ruqya all the time 4 him which helps alot.he mostly has pain in his feet n legs.wen I do ruqya the pain actually travels to the kidneys den upper back then to the heart n head.its a poking pain just starts getting worse wen reading sura naas.the veins actually start beating n moving the veins atart geting thick in the legs n start becoming blue to black in colour.its swolen most of the tym.under the big toe grows hard skin which pinches with pain.its actually unbearable pain.we have been to quiet a few other ppl 4 help.but every1 seems to help only a little while.plz give me sum advise I will try anything.its being over a year n 4 months he is suffering.we al r suffering with him.i had jinn in me n shukr to Allah I cured myself by listening to sheikh luhaidans first ruqya a few tyms.iv actually seen a vision of how the sihr was done 4 was sihr of seperation.i was in such a terrible state wen doing ruqya but thnx to Allah I'm fine now.I knw shifaa cums frm Allah but any advise wil help.jazaks

    1. Wa alaikum asalaam Jowara. Please can you leave your email address for me to contact you privately? You can leave a space between each section of the address so that you are protected from spam e-mails and google bots. For example like this: abcde _ 4567 at gmail . com. Thanks

  5. Asalamu aleykum can you please provide us with the proof from Quran and Sunnah about the recitation of the ayat from waqiah as a cure for headaches.

    1. It is based on the general principle that the recitation of the Qur'aan (ar Ruqyah) should not be abandoned when treating ailments. The verses relating to magic are recited for the one who is under the affliction of witchcraft, by the same principle, other verses can be recited for other ailments.

      The Sahabah offered Surah al Fatihah for the chief of the tribe who was stung by a scorpion (al-Bukhaari, 2156; Muslim, 2201) so you can use Al Fatihah alone.

      The Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wa salam) offered Al- Mu'awwidhatayn - so you may use them also.

      Or you can ask Allah by using this supplication -


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