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IslamQA: On medical practices mentioned in hadith and foods mentioned in the Quran

What is your views on the medical practices mentioned in the hadith such as cupping? As well as foods mentioned in the Quran such as figs and olives.

Cupping seems to be truly beneficial, for example studies have shown that it improves blood glucose levels in people with diabetes. I believe medical practices mentioned in hadith are beneficial provided the evidence for them is strong and there is also medical evidence in their favor.

As for foods that receive positive mentions in the Quran, I believe them to be healthy and beneficial.

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