CHAPTER: IT IS PERMISSIBLE TO GET THE WAGES OF CUPPING
It is narrated on the authority of Humaid that Anas b. Malik was asked about the earnings of the cupper. He said: Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) got himself cupped. His cupper was Abu Taiba and he (the Prophet) commanded to give him two sa's of corn. He (the Prophet) talked with the members of his family and they lightened the burden of Kharaj (tax) from him (i. e. they made remis- sion in the charges of their own accord). He (Allaah's Prophet) said: The best (treat- ment) which you take is cupping, or it is the best of your treatments.
Rumaid reported that Anas b. Malik (Allaah be pleased with him) has asked about the earnings of a cupper. Then (the above-mentioned hadith was reported but with this addition) that he said: The best treatment which you get is cupping. or aloeswood and do not torture your children by pressing their uvula.
Humaid reported Anas (Allaah be pleased with him) having said this: Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) called for young cupper belonging to us. He capped him and he (the Prophet) commanded that he should be paid one sa' or one mudd or two mudds (of wheat). It was said (that charges were high) and a reduction was made in the charges.
Ibn Abbas (Allaah be pleased with them) reported that Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) got himself cupped and he paid the clipper his charges and he put medicine in his nostrils.
Ibn 'Abbas (Allaah be pleased with them) reported: The slave of Banu Bayada cupped Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) and he gave him his wages, and talked to his master and he reduced the charges, and if this earning was unlawful Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) would not have given it.