The heart and cardiovascular system in the Qur'an and Hadeeth

Marios Loukas, Yousuf Saad, R. Shane Tubbs, Mohamadali M. Shoja

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Descriptions of the human anatomy derived from religious texts are often omitted from the medical literature. The present review aims to discuss the comments and commentaries made regarding the heart and cardiovascular system as found in the Qur'an and Hadeeth. Based on this review, it is clear that these early sources both had a good comprehension of these parts of the body.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiovascular system
  • Cardiovascular system and religion
  • History of cardiology
  • History of medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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