The Virtues of Ayat Al-Kursi | The Verse of the Throne
One day a man came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) & asked:“…What is the most excellent verse of the Quran?…” The Prophet (peace be upon him) replied:
“Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave? He knoweth that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His throne includeth the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is the Sublime, the Tremendous…”
(Qur’an | Surah al-Baqarah | 255)
“…Ayat al-Kursi is equal to a quarter of the Qur’an. Whomsoever recites Ayat al-kursi in the night before sleeping, Allah The Most High will protect him, his house & the neighbouring houses…”
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)
Hafiz Ibn Kathir writes, in his commentary on Ayat al-Kursi that the chain of transmission of the above hadith is weak. Ibn al-Jawzi has said that this hadith has been fabricated.
[Tafsir Ibn Kathir: Under Ayat al-Kursi. Hafiz Ibn Kathir]
Although the chain of transmission may be weak, surely other, strong hadiths have informed of the excellence and benefits of Ayat al-Kursi. If the above mentioned hadith of the recitation of Ayat al-Kursi after obligatory prayer, being rewarded by one being admitted into heaven without questioning, is fabricated, there is no doubt that Allah Most High will reward greatly, the one who recites Ayat al-Kursi after the obligatory prayer. And Allah Most High knows best.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “…Whomsoever recites the 1st verses of Surat Al-Mu’minun & then Ayatul Kursi in the morning, will remain under the protection of Allah Most High until the evening. Similarly, whomsoever reads this during the night, will remain under the protection of Allah Most High until the morning…”
“…The Devil flees from a home in which Ayat al-Kursi is recited & does not return until the next morning…”
The prophet (peace be upon him) said: “…Whomsoever reads the 1st four verses of Surat al-Baqarah, Ayat al-kursi & then the last 3 verses of Surat al-Baqarah will not forget the Quran…”
The Prophet (peace be upon him) also said that al-ism al-a’zam (The greatest name of Allah Most High) is contained within Ayat al-kursi.
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