International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 213

Full Length Research Paper

Potentiality of taubah (Islamic repentance) and listening to the Holy Quran recitation on galvanic skin response

Urme Binte Salam*, Muhammad Nubli Abdul Wahab and Ahmad Bin Ibrahim  
University Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 26300, Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 28 January 2013
  •  Published: 28 February 2013



Taubah and listening to the Holy Quran recitation are highly recognizable Islamic repentance to the Muslim community. Undoubtedly, these beliefs can flourish people's mind and soul. Therefore, this repentance has a miraculous power to reduce anxiety and stress like psychological pessimistic matters from one's mind. Besides this, listening to the Holy Quran recitation can relieve and calm a disturbed mind. Consequently, this repentance may be used as the therapeutic agents in some cases. In this work, the authors make use of taubahand listening to the Holy Quran recitation as stimuli in psychophysiological research, via galvanic skin response (GSR), an objective method for realizing the changes of emotional response of subjects. The results show that GSR can be used as a measure of mental states by listening to the Holy Quran. The  effect  of  listening to the  Holy Quran recitation  on  GSR  is compared  with  that  of  taubah. Both taubah and listening to the Holy Quran recitation display changes on GSR; however the former reflects the greater changes than the latter.


Key words: Taubah, listening to the Holy Quran, galvanic skin response and psychophysiology.