Ayatul Kursi is the 255th verse of Surah al-Baqarah, the longest surah of the Quran. Many people consider this to be the best verse in the Quran, and a Hadith indicates that as well. The Prophet (PBUH) asked a companion, Abu Mundhir, about which verse is the greatest in the Quran.
The companion started reciting Ayat al-Kursi. Muhammad (PBUH) replied in the affirmative. We can find this Hadith among the authentic narrations in Imam Muslim’s Sahih Muslim.
Quran is the sacred book of Almighty Allah revealed on our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Quran is the book of guidance for all mankind not just for Muslims. All Ayahs of Quran has significance in their own some of them are more prominent one of them is Ayatul Kursi.
In this article, we will describe the importance and benefits of reciting Ayatul Kursi.
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Ayatul Kursi in Arabic Text
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Ayatul Kursi in English Transliteration
BISMILLAHIR RAHMANIR RAHEEM
ALLALHU LA ILAHA ILLA HUWAALHAYUL QAIYUM
LA TA’KHUDHUHU SINATUN WALA NAWM
LAHU MA FIS-SAMAWATI WA MA FIL ARD
MAN DHAL-LADHI YASHFA’U INDAHU ILLAH BI EI’JNI
YA’LAMU MA BAINA AIDIHIM WA MA KHALFAHUM
WALA YUHITUNA BI SHAI’IM-MIN ‘ILMIHI
ILLA BIMA SHA’A WASI’A KURSIYUHUS
SAMAWATI WALARD WA LA YA’UDUHU HIFDHUHUMA
WA HUWAL ‘ALIYULK-ADHEEM.
AYAT AL KURSI: THE THRONE, THE HOLY QURAN 2:225
Ayatul Kursi English Translation
“There is no god but Allah; he is the Living, the Sustainer of all things. He cannot be touched by drowsiness or sleep. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth.
Who are you to recommend to him without his permission? He knows everything that is in front of or behind the eyes. They cannot encompass anything beyond His knowledge, but as much as He wills.
His throne encompasses the heavens and the earth. And it is not difficult for him to contain them. He is the Highest, the Greatest.”
Benefits of Reciting Ayatul Kursi
- One who recites Ayatul Kursi every morning will be in the protection, the safety of Allah until the night.
- If a person recites it once, Almighty Allah has a group of Angels to come and protect him/her when going out of the home. If repeated twice, then two groups of Angels are assigned to do this. If recited thrice, Allah tells the Angels not to worry as the Almighty himself takes care of the person.
- Allah Almighty told Hazrat Musa (A.S), “If one recites it after every Namaz, the Almighty Allah will make his heart a thankful one, will give him a reward of the Prophets and his deeds will be like those of the truthful and nothing except death will stop will stop him from going into heaven.”
- Holy Prophet (SAW) said: “These things increase one memory: sweets, the meat of an animal which is slaughtered in Islamic manner near the neck, Lentils, cold bread and recitation of Ayatul Kursi.”
- Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “If one recites Ayatul Kursi before going to sleep, Allah will send an Angel to come and look after you and protect you.”
- One who recites Ayatul Kursi after every prayer, their Namaz will be accepted, and they will remain in the safety of Allah Almighty, and He will protect them.
- Frequent recitation of Ayatul Kursi makes one’s own death easy.
- When someone is alone in the home, the recitation of Ayatul Kursi will make him/her remain calm and will not fear.
- If you recite ayatul kursi when you leave your house, then Allah will appoint 70,000 angels to protect you from all sides
- Having prayed it when you enter, your will keep poverty away from you, and Allah will keep providing for you abundantly
- 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 prayed, then the only thing preventing you from entering paradise is death
- If ayatul kursi is prayed, then this will help to increase his memory and strengthen it if it’s become weak
Importance of Ayatul Kursi
This Hadith can make us easily understand the importance of Ayatul Kursi.
Prophet Muhammad SAW said,’ if a person recites Ayatul Kursi after every obligatory prayer, He has the distance of death between him and the paradise.’ That is why it is of high importance to reading Ayatul Kursi.
Ayatul Kursi is a verse of great importance. These verses are in the second Surah of the Quran. Ayatul Kursi is one of the greatest Surah, which is learned and memorized more than any Surah.
The significance of Ayatul Kursi has been described in many Ahadith of the Holy Prophet SAW. We should learn it to win the favour and blessing of Allah. There are different rewards for Ayatul Kursi.
Why is Ayatul Kursi important?
There are many reasons why ayat ul kursi is so essential:
- Shows how the power of Allah is spread throughout the heavens and the earth
- It protects from many evils
- Ayatul kursi acts as a cure for illnesses and diseases
- It acts as a guardian for those in fear
- The most potent verse tells us why we should place our trust in Allah
Here’s what Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) says about Ayatul Kursi
Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrates, “I cannot understand how a person, who is a Muslim, and owner of reason (intellect) can spend the night without reading Ayatul Kursi. If you knew the benefits of it, then you will never discard it under any condition”. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) stated,” I have been given Aayatul Kursi from the treasures under the Arsh of Allaah, and it was not given to anyone before me”.
Ibne Abbass (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrated that the Bani Israeel asked Musa(A.S.), “Does your Rabb sleep?” Musa(A.S.) said, “Fear Allaah”. Allaah ordered,” Oh Musa, your nation has asked you whether your Rabb sleeps? Take two glasses in your hand and stand with it for the whole night.” Hadhrat Musa (A.S) did as he was ordered. When a third of the night passed, he fell on his knees but stood up immediately.
During the latter part of the night, sleep overcame him, and the glasses fell and broke. Allaah Jala Shanahan said, “Oh Musa, if I sleep, then the sky will fall on the earth and destroy it just as the two glasses fell from your hands and broke.” Then Allaah Ta’aala revealed unto Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) Ayatul Kursi.
Fatima Zahra (Radiahallahu Anha) narrates,” When the time approached for her delivery, then Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) ordered Hadhrat Umme Salama (Radiahallahu Anha) and Hadhrat Zainab (Radiahallahu Anha) to go to Fatima and recite Ayatul Kursi and “Inna Rabba Kumullaah” (the whole Ayat) and the last two Quls and blow on her.
Hadith About Ayatul Kursi
Narrated Abu Huraira RA
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.
“Do not turn your homes into graveyards; surely the Devil flees from the house in which Surat Al-Baqarah is read,” Muslim 1/539. The invocations also drive out the Devil for morning and evening. Also with those that are said before sleeping and upon waking up, those for entering and leaving the house, including those for entering and leaving the mosque, and by many other authentic invocations taught to us by the Prophet (ﷺ) such as the reading of ‘Ayatul-Kursi, (Al-Baqarah 2:255), and the last two ‘Ayat of Surat Al-Baqarah before going to sleep.
Whoever says: “There is none worthy of worship, but Allah alone, Who has no partner, He is the dominion, and He is the praise, and He can do all things,” one hundred times, it will be a protection for him from the Devil throughout the day.’
Hazrat Ali (R.A) says that the chief of the Ayats of the Quran Kareem is Ayatul Kursi.
Hazrat Ibne Masood (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that a person requested Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) to teach him something that will benefit him. “Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said,” Recite Ayatul Kursi; it will protect you, your children, home and even those houses surrounding your house.”
Abu Umamah Al-Bahili (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The one who recites it after each of the obligatory prayers, then death will be the only thing preventing him from entering Paradise.” [Ibn Sunni, Ibn Hibban]
Abu Hurairah (R.A) Narrated: In Surah Al-Baqarah, there is an ayah, which is the best of all the ayahs of the Quran. It is never recited in a house, but Satan leaves Ayatul Kursi.
Everything has its pinnacle, and the standard of the Quran is Surah al-Baqarah. In it, there is an ayah, which is the greatest in the Quran; Ayat-ul-Kursi. [Tirmidhi]
Prophet (ﷺ) said, “By reciting it (Ayat al-Kursi), there will be a guardian appointed over you from Allah who will protect you during the night, and Satan will not be able to come near you until morning”. [Al-Bukhari]
Abu Huraira reported that, “Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) ordered me to guard the Zakat revenue of Ramadan. Then somebody came to me and started stealing the foodstuff. I caught him and said, “I will take you to Allah Apostle! “That person said (to Abu Huraira), “Please don’t take me to Allah’s Apostle, and I will tell you a few words by which Allah will benefit you. When you go to your bed, recite Ayatul Kursi, 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 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.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]
The devil runs away from Ayatul Kursi
Hazrat ibn Masood RA said’ that a person left on a journey, one his way he met with a Jin. Jin asked him if he wrestled with me and beat him. He will teach him something due to which Satan will not come to him home and run away. The person and Jin wrestled with each other. Luckily, the person put him down.
Jin promised him that, if you recite Ayatul Kursi, Shayteeen will never come to your house. The rest will run away from your home by the sound of a donkey.
Hazrat Ali RA narrated that once there was a room full of dates. He was appointed to guard the room. One day he felt that some dates were missing. He became worried about where these dates were going. From next, he stood full vigilant. Upon night, he saw that a Jin came to the room in the form of a boy.
Hazrat Ali RA greeted him and asked the reason why he came here. He RA inspected his hand, which were like the paws of the dog. Hazrat Ali RA asked him to have you created like that. He replied. After a lot of discussions, Hazrat Ali RA asked who would save us from your evil action.
Jin replied Ayatul Kursi could save you from our evil actions. Later, Hazrat Ali RA approached Prophet Muhammad SAW. He told him about the incident that happened. Holy Messenger replied that he was saying right. No doubt, he was a liar. Ayatul Kursi can save us from the evil action of Shaiteen.
The Holy Prophet SAW said, “Whoever recites the first four verses of Surah Al-Baqrah, then repeats the Ayatul Kursi. Then recites the 3 Ayah of Surah Al-Baqrah again. Allah will keep them safe from any tension about wealth or themselves. Satan will run away from them, and they will not forget the Holy Quran.”
Ayatul Kursi Related Questions
Where is Ayatul Kursi in Quran?
Ayatul kursi comes in the Madani Surah and the 2nd Surah of the Quran, Surah Al-Baqarah. It is the 255th verse and a verse that everyone is strongly advised to learn by memory and recite as often as they can.
What does ayatul Kursi mean?
Ayat al-Kursi is regarded as one of the most potent ayahs in the Quran. When it is recited, people believe it confirms God’s greatness. The person who recites this ayah morning and evening will be under the protection of Allah from the Evil of the jinns. This is also known as the daily adkhar.
How many times should you recite Ayatul Kursi?
There are no authentic sources that say, read Ayatul Kursi 3 or 4 times. Then, you can ask Allah for what you desire, and he will deliver.
What surah is ayatul Kursi in?
Ayatul Kursi is verse 255 of the second chapter of the Quran, Surah Al-Baqarah (The Chapter of the Cow). It is written in Arabic and translated into English as “The Key of Jannah.” The Surah, which is the leader of the Quran and that is full of benefits, is Surah Al-Baqarah.
When should you recite Ayatul Kursi?
Learn Ayatul Kursi so that you can say it before leaving your home. Recite it once before going; the Almighty will send down a group of Angels to protect you. Reciting it two times, 2 groups of angels are sent down.
What is the most powerful Surah in the Quran?
Ayat Kursi is regarded as one of the most powerful ayah in the Quran because when it is recited, the greatness of God is believed to be confirmed.
What does Kursi mean in Islam?
The Arabic term Kursi signifies sovereignty, dominion and authority. (The word Kursi has been variously interpreted by Muslim scholars. The literal meaning is obvious; it indicates which one sits on. Scholars have differed, however, as to whether the word has been used in the Quran literally or figuratively.
What is the most important verse in the Quran?
The Supreme (in glory).” Ayatul Kursi is an Ayah of Surah Al-Baqarah (verse255). Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said it is the most essential Ayah in the Quran. It is one of the four parts of the Quran attached to Arsh (Allah’s Throne).
What is ayatul Kursi in English?
Āyat al-Kursī (Arabic: آيَة الْكُرْسِي, ʾĀyat al-Kursī) often known in English as The Throne Verse is the 255th verse of the 2nd Surah of the Quran, Al-Baqarah. The poem speaks about how nothing and nobody is regarded to be comparable to Allah.
The recitation of Ayatul Kursi becomes the cause of safety and protection. We should try it with satisfaction. It will bring peace to our hearts. It is of high importance to know how many times should you read Ayaul kursi? Realize your experience of what happens when you read Ayatul kursi?