Effects of Reading Quran on Heart Rate, Blood Pressure and Perceived Stress Levels

Studies show that there are positive effects of reading Quran on heart rate, Psychology and blood pressure.

There has been very little research on the effects of holy Qur’an on human body. According to research by, Vander Hoven from Netherlands stated that “Muslims who can read Arabic and who read the Holy Qur’an regularly can protect themselves from psychological diseases”.

Yucel Salih (2007) “there are statistical changes in body temperature and respiratory rate, but they are not significant enough to support the positive effects of prayer on physical well-being”. He also stated that “the current study found statistically significant changes of physiological conditions, and the study supports the hypothesis that prayer does have positive effects on physiology”.

There was such a research also carried out at University of Sal ford. Heart rate, blood pressure and perceived stress levels were measured before and after reading Surah Alam Nashrah and Surah Al Rahman from the Holy Qur’an.

The participants heart rate, blood pressure and perceived stress levels decreased after reading Surah Alam Nashrah, Surah Al Rahman from the Holy Qur’an.10 Muslim psychology undergraduates were interviewed.

Another research carried out on ten Muslim students. It educates and guides the reader to living a good life. It increases the faith and relaxes them. That has an effect on the psychology of Muslim students.

There are psychological and physiological effects on a person reading Quran. It lower downs the perceived stress levels, heart rate and blood pressure of the person reading Quran.