Lesson no. 7 Heart, Qalb, cardiac problems, strengthening heart:-

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INTRODUCTION

There are many heart diseases & disorders ranging from minor to major, caused by bacteria or viral infection, or dysfunctioning of heart or disease in its arteries & etc.

Nabi ﷺ’s guidance about heart:-

Qalb (heart) a piece of muscle, if it is good whole body remains good:

1. Narrated by An-Nu'man Bin Bashir رضي الله عنه that he heard from Nabi ﷺ say, Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt & that is the heart (الْقَلْبُ).
[Bukhari: 52; Book. 2; English vol. 1; Book. 2; Hadees. 50]
(This is a part of a long Hadees).

By sins black spots occurs on heart: -

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2. Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه narrated that Nabi ﷺ said: “Verily, when the slave (of Allah) commits a sin, a black spot appears on his heart (قَلْب). When he refrains from it, seeks forgiveness & repents, his heart is polished clean. But if he returns, it increases until it covers his entire heart. & that is the ‘Ran’ (الرَّانُ ) which Allah mentioned: Nay, but on their hearts is the Ran which they used to earn.

[Tirmizi: 3654; Book. 47, English vol. 5; Book. 44, Hadees. 3334]

A Dua for healthy heart: -

3. Abdullah Bin Abi Awfa رضي الله عنه narrated that Nabi ﷺ use to pray: -

"‏ اللَّهُمَّ بَرِّدْ قَلْبِي بِالثَّلْجِ وَالْبَرَدِ وَالْمَاءِ الْبَارِدِ اللَّهُمَّ نَقِّ قَلْبِي مِنَ الْخَطَايَا كَمَا نَقَّيْتَ الثَّوْبَ الأَبْيَضَ مِنَ الدَّنَسِ ‏"‏

Translation: “O Allah, cool my heart with snow & hail & cold water. O Allah, cleanse my heart of sins as You cleanse a white garment of filth.
[Tirmizi: 3547; Book. 48, English vol. 6; Book. 45, Hadees. 3547]

Benefits of Safarjal (Quince) on Qalb, breathe, Chest & Heart: -

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4. Hazrat Talha رضي الله عنه says that he went to Nabi ﷺ & Nabi ﷺ had Safarjal (السفرجل) in His Hand & said Take it, oh! Talha for it soothes the heart.

[Ibn Majah: 3494: Book. 29; English vol. 4; Book. 29, Hadees. 3369] Img

5. Hazrat Jabir Bin Abdullah رضي الله عنه says that Nabi ﷺ said: "Eat Safarjal (السفرجل) (Quince) because it heals cardiac problems & removes heaviness from chest.
[Kanz al-Ummal: 28258]
6. Hazrat Anas Bin Malik رضي الله عنه says that Nabi ﷺ said: "By eating Safarjal (السفرجل) (Quince), heaviness in Qalb (heart) reduces.
[Kanz al-Ummal: 28261]
7. Hazrat Auif Bin Malik رضي الله عنه says that Nabi ﷺ said: "Eat Safarjal (Quince) because it prevents Cardiac Problems & strengthens the heart.
[Kanz al-Ummal: 28260]

Ajwah dates for cardiac problems: -

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8. Hazrat Sa’ad Bin Abi Waqqas رضي الله عنه says that he fell ill, he had chest pain, Rasoolullah ﷺ visited him & kept His respected Palm on Hazrat Sa’ad رضي الله عنه chest, Hazrat Sa'ad رضي الله عنه felt the soothing effect in his whole chest & Rasoolullah ﷺ prayed for him, & said that Saad is suffering from cardiac problem. And Rasoolullah ﷺ advised to take Hazrat Sa'ad رضي الله عنه to Haris Bin Kuladah (a hakim) & said the physician should give 7 Ajwah (عجوة) (dates) of Madinah (المدينه) crushed, & with its seed grinded & put it in his mouth.
[Abu Dawud: 3875; Book. 29; English Book. 28; Hadees. 3866]

Benefits of Atraj (Oranges or Citrons): -

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9. Hazrat Abdul Rehman Bin Dilham رضي الله عنه says that Nabi ﷺ said that for you Atraj (الاترج) (Oranges or citron) have many benefits, it reduces heart diseases & strengthens the heart.
[Jamius Sageer; vol. 2; page. 139]

Pumpkin strengthens the heart: -

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Round Pumpkin

Long Pumpkin

10. Hazrat A'isha رضي الله عنها said to father of Hazrat Hashsham Bin Arwah رضي الله عنه that Nabi ﷺ said to her that whenever you cook dry meat, add Dubba (الدُّبَّاء) (round pumpkin) in it, because it strengthens the heart which is effected with inferior complex.
[Ibn Qayyim; vol. 1; page. 308]

Barley broth removes grief from the heart of the patient: -

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11. Hazrat A’isha رضي الله عنها says that, when ever anybody use to fell ill, in Rasoolullah ﷺ’s family, Rasoolullah ﷺ use to advice to eat Barley broth (Harisa or Daliya) & use to say it removes the sorrow / grief from the heart of the patient & removes weakness, as anyone washes the face with water & water clears the dirt present on face.
[Tirmizi: 2173; Book. 28; English vol. 4; Book. 2, Hadees. 2039]
The details given below are according to Ulama & Islamic Scholars & not from Hadees.

Quranic verse for heart diseases: -

الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَتَطْمَئِنُّ قُلُوبُهُمْ بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ ۗ أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ

Translation: “Those who have believed & whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah. Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured.”
Recite the above Chapter 13 (Surah) Ar-Raad verse no. 28 for 21 times every day after every prayer (Salah).
[Hisnul Hasin (English by Muhammed Rafiq)] Recite the above Chapter 13 (Surah) Raad verse no. 28 for 3 times & blow on chest (heart region).
[Cure of our worries from Holy Quran, by Maulana Muhammad Shafique page. 13]

To make Heart & Face full of Noor: -

اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ ۖ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ ۖ الزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوْكَبٌ دُرِّيٌّ يُوقَدُ مِنْ شَجَرَةٍ مُبَارَكَةٍ زَيْتُونَةٍ لَا شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلَا غَرْبِيَّةٍ يَكَادُ زَيْتُهَا يُضِيءُ وَلَوْ لَمْ تَمْسَسْهُ نَارٌ ۚ نُورٌ عَلَىٰ نُورٍ ۗ يَهْدِي اللَّهُ لِنُورِهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ ۚ وَيَضْرِبُ اللَّهُ الْأَمْثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ

Recite the above Chapter 24 (Surah) Noor verse no. 35 once everyday & blow air on palms & rub the palm on chest & face.
[Cure of our worries from Holy Quran, by Maulana Muhammad Shafique page. 55]

For devilish thoughts: -

رَبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَنْ يَحْضُرُونِ

Recite the above Chapter 23 (Surah) Mu’minoon verse no 97-98, & blow on palm & rub gently on heart & head & etc.
[Cures from the Quran a pocket Book by Muhammad Elahi page. 26]

Science & Hadees regarding Heart problems: -

In Hadees, Quince is said to eaten on empty stomach, it is good for the soul, تجم الفؤاد means that Quince pleases / strengthens the heart, & opens the coagulation (if clots are there). والطخاء للقلب is meant for darkness, like clouds or a sand storm cover the clear sky which is then un-seen, so Quince will do the same job for the heart, it will remove the blockage & the heart will be clear & healthy Inshaallah.
Dates are also rich in natural fibers & natural vitamins & other necessary elements, thus prevent cholesterol & triglycerides from increasing & prevent cardiac diseases.
Oranges & citrus fruits have vitamin C, which is famous for its powerful antioxidant properties (meaning that it disarms powerful oxygen molecules in the body that contribute to cancer & heart disease).

Barely as an Anti-hypertensive (high blood pressure): -

Barley contains more fermentable carbohydrate than other cereals such as rice. Fermentation of undigested carbohydrate produces short chain fatty acids, some which may reduce hepatic glucose production & affect postprandial glycemia (glucose after meals). Because of viscous properties of beta-glucans, boiled flours appear to produce higher glucose & insulin responses when compared with milled kernels. According to a controlled study in 18 lean, healthy men ingesting barley beta-glucan given with high carbohydrate food & high carbohydrate drinks, beta-glucan significantly decreased glycemic & insulinemic responses on the food (p<0.05) but not on the drink (p>0.05) treatments, compared to controls.
In another study comparing crackers & cookies made of whole wheat or barley, the barley crackers & cookies had glycemic indices of 49 & 34, respectively, whereas whole wheat crackers & cookies had 78 & 81, respectively.

Pumpkins have Magnesium which is good for heart: -

It helps in ATP (adenosine triphosphate) formation (the energy molecules of our body) & it increases pumping action of our heart, proper bone & tooth formation, relaxes the blood vessels & brings proper bowel function. Magnesium has been shown to benefit your blood pressure & helps to prevent sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack & stroke. Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of dietary fiber & mono-unsaturated fatty acids, which are good for heart health.