Hijaamah, Cupping a practice of the Prophet
إن الله تعالى ينزل داء إلا أنزل له دواء
Seeking treatment is of two kinds; treatment of the body which is meant here and that of the soul whose treatment is in what the prophet(saw) has related from his Lord. As for treating the body, some things were narrated from the Prophet(saw) and some were taken from others. The majority of the medical knowledge is derived from experiment.
Let us inquite into some of the ahadeeth of the Rasul(saw) regarding medical treatment.
Usaamah bin Shuraik(ra) narrated that the Rasul(saw) said
تداووا ياعبادالله..فإن الله لم يضع داء إلا وضع له شفاء، إلا داء واحدا الهرم
The Messenger of Allaah(peace be upon him) urges his nation to seek treatment, He tells them that every disease, old or new, known or unknown, has a cure if Allaah wills. This is also clear from the hadeeth narrated by Jaabir, He narrated that the prophet(saw) said,
لكل داء دواء فإذا أوصيب دواء الداء برأ بإذن الله عز و جل
This hadeeth refers to the fact that a cure is dependent on the permission and will of Allaah.
Medicine can be taken for treating one disease but it causes other diseases. Anas(ra) narrated that the prophet(saw) said,
إن الله عز و جل حيث خلق الداء خلق الدواء فتداووا
One might think that what is meant is searching for a remedy whether it was lawful or unlawful. Yet, the following hadeeth limited searching for a remedy in lawful matters, Abud-Dardaa(ra) narrated that the rasul(saw) said,
إن الله أنزل الداء و الدواء وجعل لكل داء دواء فتداووا ولا تداووا بحرام
Thus Seeking treatment is requited according to islaamic law. Yet, whowhoever was patient and sought only the reward, he would gain it(its not lawful to force him to take treatment even if his was in danger). If he saught treatment, it would be better and it would contradict his reliance on Allaah, for seeking cure is dependent on the will of Allaah as in the hadeeth of Jaabir(permission of Allaah.)
The Companion Ya’mur, father of abu Khuzaymah once said to the messanger of Allaah(saw), “does incantation and remedies we use prevent the destiny of Allaah?”
هي من قدر الله
taken from a book by shihab al badree yaseen