Healing with Sound: Exploring Possible Applications of Qur’anic Recitation in Cell Culture

  • Rosyafirah Hashim Department of Biomedical Science, Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Bandar Indera Mahkota, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia
  • Munirah Shaban Department of Physical Rehabilitation Sciences, Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Bandar Indera Mahkota, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia
  • Zainul Ibrahim Zainuddin Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy, Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Bandar Indera Mahkota, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia

Abstract

In the Islamic tradition, the use of Qur’anic recitation for therapeutic purposes can be traced back to the times of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh). Listening to the Qur’anic recitation is known to have therapeutic effects even on individuals who do not understand the meaning of the verses. The number of research done in relation to sound healing has increased. Sound healing has long been used in dealing with various health problems. It is believed that not brain, auditory cells and other cells in the human body are shown to react to sound. Although there have beenresearches on sound healing and the positive results in humans, there is little to suggest the effect of Qur’anic recitation on cell culture. The paper also adopted a cautious approach to associating Qur’anic recitation to sound and sound healing. Studies to examine the effects of Qur’anic recitation on cell cultures are therefore highly suggested.

Author Biographies

Rosyafirah Hashim, Department of Biomedical Science, Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Bandar Indera Mahkota, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia
Masters Student
Munirah Shaban, Department of Physical Rehabilitation Sciences, Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Bandar Indera Mahkota, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia
Assistant Professor
Zainul Ibrahim Zainuddin, Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy, Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Bandar Indera Mahkota, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia
Assistant Professor
Published
2017-06-30
How to Cite
HASHIM, Rosyafirah; SHABAN, Munirah; ZAINUDDIN, Zainul Ibrahim. Healing with Sound: Exploring Possible Applications of Qur’anic Recitation in Cell Culture. Revelation and Science, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, june 2017. ISSN 2229-9947. Available at: <http://journals.iium.edu.my/revival/index.php/revival/article/view/193>. Date accessed: 13 dec. 2017.