(And it is not your wealth, nor your children that bring you nearer to us [i.e. pleases Allah], but only he [will please us] who believes [in the Islamic Monotheism] and does righteous deeds; as for such, there will be twofold reward for what they did, and they will reside in the high dwellings [Paradise] in peace and security. (Qur’an 34: 37)
Dale Carnegie said:
"Statistics have proven that stress and anxiety are the number one killers in America. As a result of the last world war, one third of a million of our soldiers were killed. In the same period, heart disease was the cause of two million deaths. And from this latter group, stress, anxiety, and nervous tension were the source of sickness for one million people."
Yes, heart disease is one of the main reasons that prompted Dr. Alexis Carlyle to say:
"Working people who do not know how to deal with stress die prematurely.’
Though the reasoning and logic that prompted Carlyle to say this are sound, we must still remember:
(And no person can ever die except by Allah’s Leave and at an appointed term.)
(Quran 3: 145)
Black Americans and the Chinese rarely fall prey to diseases of the heart. They are people who live life with tranquility and calmness. On the other hand, you will find that the number of doctors who die of heart attacks is twenty times more than the number of farmers who die of the same cause. Doctors live a tough and stress-filled life, for which they pay a heavy price.