(347) Hadith Number 5.
Anas bin Maalik Radiyallahu 'Anhu said: "Rasulullah
Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam used the treatment of cupping on both
sides of his mubaarak neck and between both shoulders, and generally
took this treatment on the seventeenth, nineteenth or the twenty
first of the (lunar) month".
In some ahaadith, the benefit of these dates are also mentioned. The
unaani hakims also agree with this. It is reported that Ibn Sina
said it is not beneficial to take treatment of cupping in the
beginning and end of the month, this treatment should be taken in
the middle of the (lunar) month. From this hadith we find that
Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam took this treatment
many times, and on different days, and from the ahaadith that
follow, we also find that it was taken at different places. The Jews
gave Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam strong poison
in his food. They intended to kill him, so that the question of
their opposition may be eliminated. Although
Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu'Alayhi Wasallam did not eat the
whole portion of the poisoned meat, but the effect of the portion
eaten was, that it used to trouble him at different times,
especially in the summer the effects used to occur frequently. The
place where it used to pain the treatment of cupping was applied. As
poison mixes into the blood stream, its effects and pains are felt
on different parts of the body.