The International Journal of Cardiology has published a 5,000 word analysis of the beneficial and accurate teachings of Qur`an in relation to the heart.
Mario Loukas, Yousuf Saad, R. Shane Tubbs, and Mohamadali M. Shoja together wrote this analysis, first briefly of the beneficial effects generally of Qur`an and Sunnah on health, and then more particularly focusing on their benefits in relation to cardiology.
The study is written, either by non-Muslims or at least for the consumption of non-Muslims, so many Muslims will be somewhat offput by statements in the article, which refer to â€œthe authors of Qur`an.â€ However despite this the article is a beautiful and enlightening look at Qur`an which describes many prophetic remedies and which discusses important matters relating to the care and protection and continued health of the human heart.
An example of the articleâ€™s analysis relates to alcohol; here the article refers to the Qur`anâ€™s saying that while there is good in alcohol, there is also harm, and the harm outweighs the good. â€œAlcoholism affects virtually all organs of the body … and can cause numerous problems including liver cirrhosis, pancreatic insufficiency, cancer, hypertension and heart disease. … the likelihood of obtaining various cardiovascular diseases is significantly decreased through the lifestyle encouraged by the Qur`an and Hadeeth.â€