Treatise of Hijama written by Osman b. Musa Eskişehrî and Its Use of Tradition
Osman b. Musa Eskişehrî’nin Hacamat Risalesi ve Hadis Kullanımı

Author : Ekrem YÜCEL
Number of pages : 273-309


Treatise of Hijama’s author is Osman b. Musa Eskişehrî who is one of the scholar in the period of Ottoman Empire. However, it cannot available detailed information about his life. Although small in dimension, treatise that included an introduction and three chapter (bâb) is quite fertile in point of the information it contains and use of tradition. In the introduction, it is discussed definition of hijama and difference of between hijama and fasd and rules must be followed by the person who will be hijama. It is explained the days that are harmful to make hijama in the first chapter (bâb) and its benefits and virtues in the second chapter and body organs that will be made hijama and the days that useful in the third chapter. The author has largely based on traditions when studying the subject. Especially, this situation is seen clearly about the benefit and virtue of hijama. The traditions used, it is narrated sometimes by collector name sometimes by mentioning the Companion name sometimes also both without mention “in a transmission is like this”. There is no explanation about reliability of traditions. Generally, traditions are chosen from al-Kutub al-Sittah however, there are also some weak traditions those not in reliable books. Besides, although the author has original aspects, it is understood that he utilized book of Ali al-Kârî called Cem’u’l-Vesâil fi Şerhi’ş-Şemâil, which is the Şemâil commentary.


Hijama, Osman b. Musa, Tradition, The Period of Ottoman Empire


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