Like other countries of the world various diseases are increasing at an alarming rate in Pakistan too. According to one report, Pakistan ranks 7th with the highest number of people suffering from diabetes in the world, ranks 6th in TB, 2nd in Hepatitis C and 8th in the kidney diseases.
Heart attacks’ statistics
Three hundred thousand people die annually due to heart attack in Pakistan. One person in the world dies almost every 40 seconds due to heart attack. 60% people die of heart attack during sleep. About 50% heart attack patients die before reaching hospitals.
What is heart attack?
Heart attack is not a disease itself rather it is a symptom and the last stage of many diseases. Usually frequent consumption of fatty foods turns blood thick as they contain a large amount of fat which sticks in the blood arteries, causing them to shrink and thus causing to limit the flow of blood. So, blood fails to reach at its destination in a required quantity and resultantly heart cannot function properly and ultimately it leads to heart attack.
٭ Breathing difficulty, chest pain, unconsciousness, shortness of breath when climbing stairs, nervousness, cold sweat and severe tiredness etc.
٭ Noticing the symptoms of heart attack before time and getting it cured increases the chances of saving one’s life to a greater extent.
٭ Taking unbalanced diet, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, chewing tobacco, drinking alcohol and using drugs etc.
٭ According to a survey, people less than even 1% of the global population, eat balanced diet.
٭ If you want to keep yourself safe from heart diseases and heart attack, use balanced diets.
٭ Keep yourself away from all kinds of intoxicating items.
٭ Avoid mental stress and depression.
٭ Exercise and walking should be a part of your daily routine. (Patients having diabetes and high blood pressure etc., should carry out exercise as per Doctor’s advice.)
Identifying the signs of heart-disease
Walk fast continuously for 30 or 45 minutes and as a result if you experience breathing difficulty, chest pain or feeling heaviness in chest, consult a cardiologist immediately and get various tests done as per his advice to diagnose heart disease.
Those people whose parents or any of their close relatives suffer blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease, should undergo tests for these diseases in their twenties. Whereas, after 40 years, it is necessary for them to undergo complete check-up process relating to these diseases.
Madani pearls by Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat
٭ Pizza, fast food and high-fat diets increase cholesterol level in blood. High cholesterol level causes hardening and shrinking of the veins (small blood vessels) which most likely carries the risk of damaging heart directly all the time. If the patient suffers diabetes along with heart disease, and he usually smokes too then the risk of heart attack and paralysis increases even more.
٭ Though overeating is a risk factor but tension can also lead to heart attack and it may result in heart failure. If you want to stay healthy, it is recommended to use half of the quantity of oil and spices that is routinely used in every food and curry, similarly use half quantity of sugar in tea. اِنْ شَآءَاللہ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ, it will be good for your health and you will be comfortable in achieving the Madani aim of acquiring Islamic education.
٭ If the consumption of super fine flour, fatty food, and sweet dishes is reduced right from the younger age then one can spend his old age comfortably if he remains alive. (Faizan-e-Sunnat, 618, 713, 715)
Home remedy to avoid heart attack
Take 25g cardamom, 25g bitter ginger, 25g Maghaz Kashneez (coriander seeds), 12g Asrol (Rauvolfia serpentina). Clean all these four items and grind them, eat one teaspoon daily in the morning and evening with Arq-e-Gulab (rose water) or with normal water for 2 to 3 weeks.
Benefits: Due to high level of cholesterol and fat, if there are certain symptoms like chest pain or Angina pain, due to which if there is a risk of heart attack then اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ using this medicine will save you from heart attack and other heart diseases.
3 Home remedies for heart diseases
1 Drink half glass of red grapes juice daily.
2 Drink 2 or 3 glasses of carrot juice daily.
3 Orange and Kinnow are very beneficial for the heart patient.
Note: The diabetic patients should not use abovementioned 4 home remedies without consulting their doctor; moreover no treatment should be self-administered at all, without consulting the doctor or Hakeem.
After reciting ‘لَا اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اللہ’ 75 times and blowing on the chest of the heart and chest patients is بِفَضْلِہٖ تَعالی very beneficial for them.
Revealing good or bad news in a wise manner
Receiving any big good or bad news suddenly may also cause heart attack. If a young son of someone dies suddenly or suffers any emergency then his parents or close relatives should be given this sad news in a wise manner for example there should be some opening talks before this for making up their mind-set because many such incidents have been reported that mother/ father or close relative died of heart attack upon receiving the sudden news of death or accident.
On 18th Muharram-ul-Haraam 1427 Hijri corresponding to 17th February 2006, Friday, Mufti-e-Dawat-e-Islami and the Rukn-e-Shura, Haji Muhammad Farooq Attari Madani رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه passed away in Karachi. Shaykh-e-Tareeqat Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه had deep devotion to Mufti-e-Dawat-e-Islami. In those days, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat was abroad, and he had observed Nafl Sawm on the day of the demise of Mufti-e-Dawat-e-Islami. The Islamic brother who was with Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat did not reveal this bad news suddenly; rather he told him in a wise manner after Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat had his Iftar etc.
O our Dear Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! Protect us from the diseases especially all heart diseases!
Dil dard say bismil ki tarah lot raha ho
Seenay pay tasalli ko tayra hath dharah ho
(Zauq-e-Na’at, pp. 146)