O people! A reminder from your Lord has come to you, a healing for those in the hearts, and guidance and mercy for the believers.
(Yunus 57. Verse)
It is estimated that more than 350 million people worldwide suffer from the negative effects of depression. Antidepressants are recommended by doctors as a treatment, but instead of full recovery, quite a large number of patients are exposed to serious and harmful effects of drugs, along with partial or no recovery.
Spirituality is often based on dealing with mental problems or stress. Now the effects of faith are considered not only a matter of faith, but also of science. Dr.C Callender, chair of the Department of Surgery at Howard University, said: "The miracles of spiritual healing should be recognised as the latest medical technology." 1Mike Fillon: Science and Spirit, p. 37, Kenneth Pargament: the Psychology of Religion and Coping. p. 210
Reading or listening to the Quran provides significant benefits to general health along with stress, mental health and memory. Especially stress can pave the way for the development of many diseases, negatively affect the immune system, and over time a more conducive and more acidic environment occurs in our body for diseases. The immune system and the nervous system are closely related, and the brain and immune system interact routinely in both disease and health. 2https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5866360/
It is a condition that Allah declares in the Qur'an that those who are far from spiritual ity live with such stress, "Whoever turns away from my remembrance has a distressed livelihood for him..." (Taha 124)
Some scientific studies on the positive health effects of the Holy Quran:
"Paying attention to important factors in memory strengthening leads to the development of the learning process of students. Different methods are designed in this field, but we cannot accept and perform them all for students of different ages. However, by listening to the Qur'an for 15 minutes a day, we can improve the memory of students without using any other skill or education. Therefore, it has been suggested that academic centres and school administrators use this strategy as a memory strengthening technique and observe the achievements of their students." 3https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187704281305338X
"Reading the Quranic verse warns of the formation of Alpha waves and a more relaxed atmosphere that allows the individual to learn in a calm state and receive the necessary information for problem solving. As a result, this study showed that neural feedback training and the application of Ayetel Cure for stimulants affect memory development among participants. There is a difference between the effects of the Ayetel Cure during reading and listening during training."4http://www.jised.com/PDF/JISED-2017-04-06-03.pdf
"This study has been carried out to investigate the effects of memorizing the Qur'an regarding the academic success and socio-cultural life of the Hafez. For this purpose, 36 Hafiz samples from different colleges and universities were discussed. The results were compiled and evaluated as SPSS, Content analysis technique and percentage. The results revealed that there is a significant difference in the academic success of hafiz before and after memorization. In addition, content analysis has shown general positive effects on hafiz's education and socio-cultural life." 6http://jiscnet.com/journals/jisc/Vol_3_No_1_June_2015/8.pdf
"In this study, 50 participants were used to have pre-and after-listening variables of the Quran. The participants consisted of 26 men and 24 women, aged 19-22. All participants took two tests. The first test was conducted after listening to the Qur'an and listening to the second test the Qur'an. All participants tested memory using the software program that was running memory. The results showed that the average ability of short-term memory without listening to the Qur'an and the average ability of short-term memory by listening to the Koran was 12.62. Based on these results, it is known that listening to the Qur'an provides a significant increase in the brain's ability." 7https://www.matec-conferences.org/articles/matecconf/abs/2018/13/matecconf_icet4sd2018_01060/matecconf_icet4sd2018_01060.html
"This research explores and compares the effects of listening to the Quran and classical music on the human brain wave using EEG. The EEG signal was recorded for three situations before, during and after listening to the Koran and classical music. 28 healthy participants were randomly selected among mara university students between the ages of 20-28. During this experiment, each sample was exposed to The Surah Yasin from the Qur'an and Canon D in Pachelbel's classical music. Interview sessions were held before eeg signals were obtained. The correlation results between left and right brain waves show an increase of 12.67% when listening to the Koran, and the increase in classical music is at 9.96%. This finding shows that listening to the Quran enhances the alpha band more than listening to classical music." 8https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/6169696
"A total of 168 participants were randomly divided into three groups. The publication of the Quran by translation to group I, II. The group received the Quran publication without translation and was awarded the Third World War. The group was a control group. After the intervention, perceived stress, conditional anxiety, constant anxiety and depression scores in group I and group II were significantly lower than the control group. The Quran, which is translationor untranslated, is effective to reduce stress, anxiety and depression during pregnancy." 9https://www.researchgate.net/..
"Without studying, the EEG power spectrum has been proven to be high in the frequency range of alpha bands compared to reading a book while reading the Quran. In addition, FFT analysis shows that alpha wave is higher than reading books when reading the Quran. As a result, based on the analysis of each band wave obtained from standard 10-20 electrodes, it is suggested that reading the Koran causes people to rest and calm down." 10https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042813036525
"The results showed significant differences in average mental health scores between test and control groups after listening to the Koran (P = 0.037). No significant gender differences were found in the pre-and after-intervention test group (P = 0.806). These results suggest that listening to the Koran may be recommended by psychologists to improve mental health and further calm down." 11https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259722053_The_Effect_of_Holy_Quran_Voice_on_Mental_Health
"Human sentimentality affected by the reading of the Quran was clearly presented according to the relevant studies. There are many factors that affect human emotions, such as heart rate variability and respiratory behavior. Reading the Qur'an provided a significant relief on the human heart, which may have a special effect on the human heart, which causes some hormones and chemicals to be responsible for relaxation." 12http://hrmars.com/hrmars_papers/The_Effect_of_Recitation_Quran_on_the_Human_Emotions.pdf
Those who do not seek healing from the Qur'an will not be healed.
Prophet Mohammed (p.a.v.)
God knows best of all.