The Effect of Listening to The Holy Qur’an on Improving Some Psychological and Physical Variables Among Yoga Practitioners

Authors

  • Majed Saleem El-Saleh Associate Professor of Sports Training, College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Al Ain University, UAE
  • Imad Ibraheem Mostafa Associate Professor, College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Al Ain University, UAE
  • Waleed M. Shaheen Assistant professor Physical Education Department, College of Education, Beir Zeit University, Ramallah, Palestine

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36941/ajis-2021-0117

Keywords:

The Holy Quran, psychological and physical variables, yoga exercises, aerobic exercise, sports training, heart rate, relaxation

Abstract

This study aims to identify the effect of listening to the Holy Qur’an on some psychological and physical variables among practitioners of yoga exercises among Al Ain University students. Where the study population consisted of male and female students of the Physical Health course in the first semester of the academic year 2020/2021, and the study sample was chosen by the deliberate method as it consisted of (80) students from the original study community, and in one experimental group to achieve the study objectives and its questions, where psychological measurements (mood, focusing attention) were performed during the practice of yoga exercises before and after listening to the Holy Qur’an and after performing a constant intensity (below the maximum) for the sample members, and the physical variables (heart rate ,muscle relaxation and flexibility) for all members of the study sample before and after listening to the Qur’an, the pulse was also measured, as the experiment was repeated a week after with listening to the Qur’an while performing yoga exercises, where the researchers used a headset connected to a personal phone and a smartwatch to calculate the intensity of the pulse individually for each player to listen to the Holy Qur’an. After collecting the data and using the necessary statistical treatments, the results of the study showed a clear improvement in the psychological and physical variables of the study sample during listening to the Holy Quran, and in light of the results, the researchers recommended that they prefer the use of listening to the Holy Qur’an while practicing yoga exercises, and in training sessions, especially curative ones, as well as conducting similar studies for players who show signs of anxiety before competition and after training for the purpose of recovery and calming down, and applying the study to different categories of athletes and in some sports.

 

Received: 4 March 2021 / Accepted: 6 May 2021 / Published: 8 July 2021

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Published

2021-07-08

How to Cite

El-Saleh, M. S. ., Mostafa, I. I. ., & Shaheen, W. M. . (2021). The Effect of Listening to The Holy Qur’an on Improving Some Psychological and Physical Variables Among Yoga Practitioners. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 10(4), 286. https://doi.org/10.36941/ajis-2021-0117

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Research Articles