This article is here to show that the power of word ALLAH on relieving pain after cardiac surgeries. Here it was aimed that to investigate the effects of Hazrat Zahra’s praises that, which is most common among Muslims in which the word “Allah” is repeated 100 times on pain severity after cardiac surgery (1). From the perspective of Islam, recitation of this name soothes the hearts, heals pains, polishes breasts and enhances mental health (2).
Among non-communicable diseases, cardiovascular diseases are prevalent and their prevalence has been rising during the past two centuries (3). Most patients undergoing surgery, they experience different levels of anxiety, but as heart vital role in dependencies with life and death, people have to widen their reactions physiologically and psychologically toward hear surgeries(4) .
One of the most important complaint after undergoing surgeries especially bypass grafts (CABG) is chest pain. Opioids are given for pain relief but these drugs also induce side effects. Opioids improves patient’s outcomes and reduces the incidence of pain after surgery. Side effects like drowsiness, nausea and vomiting, pruritis, constipation, urinary retention etc (5). In addition, scientific research results indicated positive association between the recitation of word “ALLAH” and pain reduction, anxiety, stress and vital signs.
In addition, scientific results indicate that recitation of word “Allah” has an effective impact on medical conditions such as pain, anxiety, stress and vital signs (6,7,8). In one Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT) study, Avazeh et al. showed that reciting the word “Allah” was effective on pain and anxiety of dressing change in patients with burn (9).
Reciting the word “Allah” as a non-pharmacological, low-cost and non-invasive method with no side effects can be effective on pain relief after CABG surgery.
1. The Effect of Reciting the Word “Allah” on Pain Severity After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial Study in Iran
4 . Ildarabadi E, Saleh Moghadam AR, Elmi MS, Ghanbari B, Mazloom SR. [Effect of listening to the Holy Koran on patients’ anxiety before open heart surgery]. Mashhad Faculty of Nursing Midwifery J. 2004;5(17-18):15–20.