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The Heart and Cardiovascular System in the Quran and Hadeeth: How Islamists Want to Fool the World!

International Journal of Cardiology, a reputable medical science journal published by Elsevier publishing group, a leading name in scientific publication, is publishing a paper entitled, "The heart and cardiovascular system in the Qur'an and Hadeeth". One is left to wonder where this world is heading to...



To readers:

Recently, the reputable International Journal of Cardiology accepted for publication the following essay penned by a group of four Islamists. I may assume them to be of Cardiology Professionals albeit of Islamic mind.

The heart and cardiovascular system in the Qur'an and Hadeeth written by Marios Loukas, Yousuf Saad, R. Shane Tubbs and Mohamadali M. Shojawhich.

The readers must read the above essay at this link.

It is not that amazing that the Islamists will beat their drum of Islamic Science and Islamic Medicine or Islamic Heart Surgery. We have read many such claims in various Islamic web sites. Most Medical professional bodies will simply trash these Islamic mumbo-jumbos. Unfortunately, it was a complete shock to me when I found that an internationally reputable journal such as named above will accept this kind of Islamic trash to enlighten the readers about the virtues of Islamic Heart Science as provided in the Qur’an and ahadith.

I decided to protest in the face such blatant Islamic lies and trickery. Here is my protest note. I shall urge the readers to bombard the editor for surrendering to Islamic game tactics. We must let the Islamists know that the civilised world will accept such Islamic deception lying flat.

Please write your protest note here:

http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journalcontacteditor.cws_home/506041/journalcontacteditor

Fillup the first name, last name, email address, and subject. In the subject box, you may copy paste: The heart and cardiovascular system in the Qur'an and Hadeeth. Then paste your message to the editor and submit.

Abul Kasem

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The Editor of International Journal of Cardiology,

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Dear Editor;

I just read an essay The heart and cardiovascular system in the Qur'an and Hadeeth written by Marios Loukas, Yousuf Saad, R. Shane Tubbs and Mohamadali M. Shojawhich.

I am appalled that the so-called Islamic Science and Medicine, as noted in the religious texts, have found a place in your reputable journal, which is dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge and information on modern medical science.

Your decision to publish such a “voodoo Science” is bound to affect your reputation. My conjecture is very soon, the Christians, the Jews, the Hindus and the Voodoo practitioners in Africa and the charm and amulet dealers in all parts of the world may submit their claims of modern medical science in their trades.

The author of the above essay has cited a few verses from the Qur’an and ahadith to demonstrate scientific materials related to human heart in those verses. I will say this simply is not true. Anyone who reads these verses will have no doubt that the verses almost invariably refer to the stubbornness of the infidels who do not to open their hearts to Islam or to demonstrate the peace and tranquillity that descends when a person embraces Islam. I urge you to read the referred verses to judge for yourself the veracity of my statement.

Now, here are a few examples from the Qur’an:

Allah sealed the hearts of the non-believers, and put veils on their eyes; there is a great penalty for the non-believers. (Qur'an 2:7).

One of the most eminent scholars of the Qur'an, ibn Kathir writes that the seal is placed on the heart and the hearing; Allah has sealed their hearts because of their unbelief. Another eminent scholar of the Qur'an, ibn Abbas says: This refers in particular to the Jews Ka'b Ibn al-Ashraf, Huyayy Ibn Akhtab and Judayy Ibn Akhtab.

The hypocrites have disease in their hearts, Allah has increased the disease, and there is a grievous punishment for them. (Qur'an 2:10). Ibn Kathir writes disease means doubt. Ibn Abbas says: the reference is to the hypocrites: Abdullah ibn Ubayy, Jadd Ibn Qays and Mu'attib Ibn Qushay.

The Muslims should muster all their power and might, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles…etc.) to strike terror in the hearts of the unbelievers (Qur'an 8:6). Ibn Abbas says this means killing them.

Where is the modern medical condition of the heart in these verses? Mind you, I just cited only three verses from the Qur’an to demonstrate the utter untruthfulness of the author of the essay. The Qur'an is littered with hundreds of such hateful verses. How can we relate these hateful verses to modern medical science?

Many such similar passages are found in the Ahadith as well. For example, in a hadith we note that Muhammad had used “camel’s urine” as a medicine. Do you think we should now resort to drinking camels’ urine just because Islamic texts recommend it? Will you allow an essay extolling the virtues of drinking camels’ urine in your journal?

Your decision to publish such a misleading and completely unscientific essay is utterly imprudent and highly regrettable. It will simply embolden religious bigotry and encourage the Islamist terrorists.

Abul Kasem

Lecturer in Civil Engineering
Sydney, Australia

 

The Heart and Cardiovascular System in the Quran and Hadeeth: How Islamists Want to Fool the World!


Abul Kasem is an Bengali ex-Muslim and academic. He has contributed in Leaving Islam - Apostates Speak Out and Beyond Jihad - Critical Voices from Inside and Why We Left Islam.. He has also written extensively on Islam in various websites and is the author of five e-Books: A Complete Guide to Allah, Root of Terrorism ala Islamic Style, Sex and Sexuality in Islam, Who Authored the Quran? and Women in Islam. Mr. Kasem leaves in Sydney, Australia. He can be contacted at abul88@hotmail.com.