<p>HEALTH BENEFITS OF RECITING HOLY QURAN
The Holy Quran is the last heavenly book that ALLAH Almighty and it was revealed on our
beloved Holy Prophet (PBUH) more than 1400 years ago. The Holy Quran is not just the book of
virtues and blessing and but also has lots of psychological effects on the person who recites Holy
Quran. The Holy Quran recitation has also numerous positive effects on the health of a Muslim
in terms of heart rate, blood pressure and perceived level of stress. Perceived stress level can be
defined as the level of a stress in person that is enough that a p
erson is in stress or stressful.
* Dutch researcher name Vander Hoven conducted the research on this particular part but
astonishingly he did not publish his results clearly. He only recommended, “Muslims who can
read Arabic and those who recite the Holy Quran regularly can protect and guard themselves
from psychological diseases.” though, he doesn’t provide any kind of evidence or specific details
about the genuine effects of recitation of Holy Quran on readers.
* In another research, Yucel Saleh says that, “There are many statistical changes in human
body temperature and also respiratory rate, but they are not important enough to support the
positive effects of prayer on bodily well-being.” again, he fails to state what were the real results
of his research and contents just on giving conflicting statements about the psychological
benefits of reciting Holy Quran.
A study was carried out to examine the abovementioned effects of Holy Quran. The reason
of this study was to do a comprehensive and complete research on the subject because earlier
researches were not definite and they were low in excellence. Summarizing the result of this
research, researcher describes that, “the recent study found statistically important changes of
physiological situation, and the study also supports the hypothesis or theory that prayer does
have positive effects on physiology.”