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Ayatul Kursi is regarded as the most powerful verse in the entire Quran. It comes in the 3rd chapter in Surah Al-Baqarah and is the 255th verse. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said it is the most important Ayah in the Quran. It is one of the four parts of Quran that are attached to Arsh (Allah’s Throne).
Holy Prophet (SAW) said: “Whoever recites the first 4 ayahs of Surat Al-Baqarah, then Ayatul Kursi and then the last 3 ayahs of Surat Al-Baqarah, will not be inflicted with any kind of difficulty in his wealth or himself, Shaitaan will not come near him and he will not forget the Quran.”
Translation of Ayatul Kursi:
“Allah! There is no god worthy of worship except Him, the Ever-Living, All-Sustaining. Neither drowsiness nor sleep overtakes Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who could possibly intercede with Him without His permission? He fully knows what is ahead of them and what is behind them, but no one can grasp any of His knowledge—except what He wills to reveal. His Seat encompasses the heavens and the earth, and the preservation of both does not tire Him. For He is the Most High, the Greatest.”
Hadiths/Sayings on Ayatul Kursi:
1. Narrated Abu Huraira RA:
Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “If anyone recites in the morning Ha-Mim al-Mu’min to ‘to Him is the final goal, and the Throne Verse, he will be guarded by them till the evening. And if anyone recites them in the evening he will be guarded by them till the morning.”
[Al-Tirmidhi – Hadith 2144]
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) ordered me to guard the Zakat revenue of Ramadan. Then somebody came to me and started stealing from the foodstuff. I caught him and said, “I will take you to Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)!” Then Abu Huraira described the whole narration and said: That person said (to me), “(Please don’t take me to Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) and I will tell you a few words by which Allah will benefit you.) When you go to your bed, recite Ayat-al-Kursi, (2.255) for then there will be a guard from Allah who will protect you all night long, and Satan will not be able to come near you till dawn.” (When the Prophet (ﷺ) heard the story) he said (to me), “He (who came to you at night) told you the truth although he is a liar; and it was Satan.
2. Narrated by Ayfa’ ibn Abdul Kila’i:
Ayfa’ told of a man who asked Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) which surah of the Qur’an was greatest and was told that it was “Say, He is Allah, One.” He asked which verse of the Qur’an was greatest and was told that it was the Throne Verse, “Allah, there is no god but He, the Living, the Eternal.” He asked Allah’s Prophet which verse he would like to bring good to him and his people and was told, “The end of Surat Al-Baqarah, for it is one of the treasures of Allah’s mercy from under His throne, which He gave to these people. And there is no good in this world and the next, which it does not include.”
[Al-Tirmidhi – Hadith 2169]
3. Narrated by Hazrat Ibn Masood (RA):
“Allah the Lofty did not create anything in the skies or on earth, in Jannat or Jahannam, loftier than Ayatul Kursi.” Hazrat Ibn Masood (R.A) also mentioned that no space in the sky or on the earth is loftier than Ayatul Kursi.
Benefits of Ayatul Kursi
- If you recite Ayatul Kursi when you leave your house then Allah will appoint 70,000 angels to protect you from all sides
- One who recites Ayatul Kursi every morning will be in the protection, the safety of Allah until the night.
- If you recite it after carrying out wudu then it will raise you by 70 times in the ranks of Allah
- If you recite Ayatul Kursi before sleeping then an angel will be appointed to protect you for the whole night
- After any fardh (obligatory) salah, if it’s prayed then the only thing preventing you from entering paradise is death
- If Ayatul Kursi is prayed then it helps to strengthen one’s memory if it becomes weak
- When someone is alone at home, recitation of Ayatul Kursi will make him/her remain calm without fear.
The Holy Quran is a complete code of life, a code which many of us tend to forget for worldly pleasures. We should tend to follow the guidelines mentioned in the Holy Quran. Every single Muslim should memorize Ayatul Kursi and recite it as much as one can. Ayatul Kursi is one of the blessings of Allah Almighty that can help us stay away from all kinds of Evil in this world. Let us start from today the recitation Ayatul Kursi.
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