Brief introduction of paralysis
Paralysis is such a disease which is caused by the blockage or damage in the blood vessels. It may lead to a long-term disability for the patient. Paralysis is the third most common cause of death in the world. When the related part of the body does not receive blood and oxygen, many signs appear including body weakness and resulting in any of the body parts failing to work properly or stops working completely. As per one report, in every 4 seconds, one person gets affected by the disease of stroke i.e., ‘paralysis’ and consequently one person dies in every 4 minutes. 80% of deaths are caused due to carelessness. If people show cautiousness, the death rate may reduce considerably.
Kinds of paralysis
1. Ischemic stroke
Ischemic stroke occurs when the blood arteries get blocked, causing poor blood flow and slowly resulting in weakening the cells of that side.
2. Haemorrhagic stroke
A haemorrhagic stroke occurs when brain vessels burst due to excessive blood pressure.
3. Transient Ischemic attack
Transient Ischemic attack is a kind that does not last long and serves as a warning. It may last between 15 minutes to 2 hours. In this case, one part of the body starts weakening and all of a sudden, it becomes difficult to speak for the patient. 70% of patients suffer the first kind of paralysis.
When one gets paralysis?
There are different areas in the body which are connected with brain for example hand, leg, right and left sides of the body, etc. ‘Blood supply to the brain’ and ‘oxygen supply to these areas’ are extremely important. Blood carries oxygen so when oxygen does not reach to any part of the body, it ceases working and it leads to the disease of paralysis. The body part which does not receive blood supply due to any reason becomes weak.
Initial symptoms of paralysis
There are some symptoms of any disease which may help diagnose the disease. Following are some symptoms of paralysis:
٭Losing vision suddenly
٭Feelings excessive giddiness
٭Face drooping on any side
٭Hanging down of arms
٭Difficulty in speaking
Precautions against paralysis attack
٭ ‘Fish head soup’ is very useful in paralysis. (Machli kay ‘Ajaibat, pp. 41)
٭According to the latest research, ‘Shimlah of ‘Imamah Shareef’ (Islamic turban) keeps the lower part of body safe. (‘Imamah kay Fazaail, pp. 383)
٭Similarly in Wudu, the order of washing hands, then washing mouth, then washing nose and then washing face and remaining organs is beneficial in preventing paralysis. (Namaz kay Ahkam, pp. 69)
Advantage of exercise
Along with treatment, having physiotherapy and taking exercises are also necessary. Lack of exercise is a cause of muscle stiffness and one has to face big trouble due to it.
Paralysis and prevention
A patient with paralysis should avoid overeating, and eating the following food items: ‘Heavy food items’, ‘food items that take longer to digest’ and ‘sour food items’ as well as some vegetables such as ‘gourd’, ‘watermelon’, ‘cauliflower’, pulses’, sugarcane juice, ‘taro’ etc.
Besides, stroke patients should avoid drinking cold water, smelling the fragrance, applying fragrant items on the head and staying in cold air. They should stay in a warm room, wear warm clothes and use fruits frequently.
Who are at risk of paralysis?
Mostly following types of people suffer paralysis:
٭Patients of diabetes and high blood pressure
٭Those who do not take exercises
٭People with high cholesterol
Family members of paralysis patients should give some time to them and have a good talk with them and encourage them. Describe the virtues of patience because, together with treatment, kind attention, affection and good talks of the family members prove helpful in quick recovery of the patient.
This is a kind of oil which is also beneficial to joint pain and backache besides paralysis. Take 25 grams ‘Khatta Talkh’ [کھٹہ تلخ] 25 grams ‘Suranjan Talkh’ (colchicum bitter). (It should not be Suranjan Shirin [colchicum]), 25 grams ‘Kaiphal’ [کاءِ پھل], 50 grams ‘Desi garlic’ and 12 grams ‘Alkanet Root’, grind them coarsely and then strain it after cooking it in 250 grams sesame oil for 10 to 15 minutes and add 25 grams Roghan Kangni [روغنِ کنگنی], 25 grams Roghan Machli (fish oil) and 25 grams Roghan Alsi (flaxseed oil). Now the oil is ready, you can use it for massage.
Boil 2 Tola ‘honey’ and 12 Tola ‘Arq Gaozaban’ [عرق گاؤ زبان] (Borage water) and keep giving it to the patient.
Take Maghaz Reetha (Soap Nut extract) as needed and grind it. Now add pure honey and make tablets equal to chickpea; take one tablet each in the morning and evening daily with lukewarm milky tea. اِنْ شَـآءَ اللّٰە, by using it for a few days or a few weeks or a few months, the patient will recover. (Beemar ‘Aabid, pp. 28)
Strange quality of pigeon
Eating ‘pigeon meat’ is beneficial to the patients of ‘paralysis’ and ‘facial paralysis’. It is also beneficial to live close to the area or around where pigeons live. (Yateem Kisay Kehtay Hayn?, pp. 26)
3 Spiritual cures
٭Recite ‘یَا اَللّٰەُ’ 100 times at the time of going to sleep; اِنْ شَـآءَ اللّٰە it will protect from paralysis and facial paralysis.
٭Write ‘لَا اِلٰەَ اِلَّا اللّٰەُ’ 11 times on a new plate and then drink water in it, اِنْ شَـآءَ اللّٰە you will get rid of facial paralysis. (Beemar ‘Aabid, pp. 28)
٭One who recites the following Du’a three times after Fajr Salah will remain safe from sorrow, leprosy, vitiligo and paralysis. (Ihya-ul-‘Uloom, vol. 1, pp. 460)
سُبْحٰنَ اللّٰەِ وَ بِحَمْدِہٖ سُبْحٰنَ اللّٰەِ الْعَظِیْمِ لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّۃَ اِلَّا بِاللّٰەِ الْعَلِیِّ الْعَظِیْم
Sayyiduna ‘Isa عَلَيْهِ السَّلَام walked past a man suffering from disability, blindness, paralysis and leprosy. He was saying: ‘اَلْحَمْدُلِلّٰەِ الَّذِیْ عَافَانِیْ مِمَّا ابْتَلٰی بِەٖ کَثِیْرًا مِّنْ خَلْقِەٖ’ I am thankful to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ Who has protected me from the disease which He has subjected to many amongst His creation. Sayyiduna ‘Isa عَلَيْهِ السَّلَام said: ‘Which is that trouble you are safe from?’ He humbly said: ‘O Ruhullah [رُوحُ اللّٰە]! I am better than those who have not been blessed with the Ma’rifat of Allah Almighty which has been blessed to me by Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ.’ Sayyiduna ‘Isa عَلَيْهِ السَّلَام said: ‘You have spoken the truth.’ Thereafter, when he عَلَيْهِ السَّلَام held the hand of this person, his body got recovered and face became extremely beautiful. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ removed all his diseases. After that, he got engaged in performing the acts of worship with Sayyiduna ‘Isa عَلَيْهِ السَّلَام. (Ihya-ul-‘Uloom, vol. 5, pp. 70)
All treatments should be done after consulting your Doctor. Medically, this article has been checked by Dr. Muhammad Kamran Ishaq Attari, ‘Majlis Tibbi Ilaj (Dawat-e-Islami)’ and Hakeem Jameel Ahmad Nizami.
 Last part of the ‘Imamah at the back which is left hanging.