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04 August 2011

Anger Really Can Kill You

New study: U.S. researchers said anger and other strong emotions can trigger potentially deadly heart rhythms in certain vulnerable people.

Previous studies have shown that earthquakes can increase rates of death from sudden cardiac arrest, in which the heart stops circulating blood.

"It's definitely been shown in all different ways that when you put a whole population under a stressor that sudden death will increase," said Dr. Rachel Lampert of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, whose study appears in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

"Our study starts to look at how does this really affect the electrical system of the heart, these were people we know already had some vulnerability to arrhythmia " Lampert said.

Patients in the study took part in an exercise in which they recounted a recent angry episode while Lampert's team did a test called T-Wave Alternans that measures electrical instability in the heart.

Lampert said the team specifically asked questions to get people to relive the angry episode. "We found in the lab setting that yes, anger did increase this electrical instability in these patients," she said.

Next, they followed patients for three years to see which patients later had a cardiac arrest and needed a shock from their implantable defibrillator. "The people who had the highest anger-induced electrical instability were 10 times more likely than everyone else to have an arrhythmia in follow-up," she said. Lampert said the study suggests that anger can be deadly, at least for people who are already vulnerable to this type of electrical disturbance in the heart.

What about Islam?

As Muslims, here we can remember when a man came to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and ask him advice, Prophet said: "do not get angry". The man repeat asking advice again, Prophet said the same words :"do not get angry". and in the third time it was the same answer. [Bokhari hadith].

No doubt, anger has serious effects on the heart, brain, mentality and human psychological state.

In Mecca, before Muhammad's mission, anger was a favorite characteristic for strong and tuff people.

Prophet peace be upon him restrained Muslims from getting angry, He was shown angry only for Allah. It’s what I call ” positive anger”, anger for Allah.

Prophet Muhammad never get angry for a matter of our life such as money, food, buildings.. etc. unless that related to Allah Restraind affairs.

He never been indulgent in this case, anger here doesn't hurt , because Allah will be with him and will support him with health and strength.

When human stay away of things which been forbidden by Allah ..such as Fornication, Drinking alcohols, smoking and other things which makes Allah angry.

When he see people commit these things and get angry cause he know that Allah get  angry for that , he will be more healthy and in equilibrium mode.

He do not get angry with people, he get angry with their deeds which are contrary of Allah orders.

We ask Allah to grant us patience, prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said: “nothing Allah grant man better than the patience.

Allah also said in Quran: "Be quick in the race for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a Garden whose  width is that (of the whole) of the heavens and of the earth, prepared for the  righteous*   Those who spend (freely), whether in prosperity, or in adversity; who restrain anger, and pardon (all) men;- for God loves those who do good * And those who, having done something to be ashamed of, or wronged their own souls, earnestly bring God to mind, and ask for forgiveness for their sins and  who can forgive sins except God?- and are never obstinate in persisting knowingly in the wrong) they have done* For such the reward is forgiveness from their Lord, and Gardens with rivers  flowing underneath,- an eternal dwelling: How excellent a recompense for those who  work (and strive)!" [Quran 3:133-136].

By: Abduldaem Al-Kaheel

Source: Fox News
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