“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.”( Ayat al Kursi: the throne, the holy Qur’an 2:225)
Benefits of Ayat ul Kursi
Ayat ul Kursi is also known as the throne verse.
It is the most powerful verse of the Quran, which talks about the knowledge and power of Allah (SWT).
It appears in the second chapter of our holy book.
It was narrated from Ibn’ Umar that ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab said to the people:
“Who among you can tell me which is the greatest ayah in the Quran?” Ibn Mas’ud said, “You are asking one who knows. I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) say, ‘The greatest ayah in the Quran is ‘Allah! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists….’
Ali (R.A) narrates:
“I cannot understand how a person, who is a Muslim and owner of reason (intellect), can spend the night without reading Ayat ul Kursi. If you knew the benefits of it, then you will never discard it under any condition”.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stated:
“I have been given Ayat ul Kursi from the treasures under the Arsh of Allah (SWT), and it was not given to anyone before me.”
Some of the benefits of Ayat ul Kursi are:
1) One who recites it in the morning will remain in the protection of Allah (SWT) till the evening.
2) When a person recites Ayat ul Kursi while leaving the house, a group of angels comes to protect him. If the person recites it two times, two groups of angels are appointed to protect him. If that person recites it three times, Allah protects the person himself.
Allah (SWT) said to Hazrat Musa (A.S):
“If one recites it after every Nimaz, 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.”
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
“These things increase ones memory: sweets, the meat of an animal which is slaughtered in Islamic manner near the neck, Lentils, cold bread and recitation of Ayat ul Kursi.”
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said,
“If one recites Ayat ul Kursi before going to sleep, Allah will send an Angel to come and look after you and protect.”
3) Frequent recitation of Ayat ul Kursi makes death easy.
4) Ayat ul Kursi makes a person calm and content in his life. The person feels safe and secure.
Hazrat Ali (R.A) said:
“The Ayahs leader of Quran Kareem is Ayat ul Kursi.”
5) Ayat ul Kursi is the cause of rewards and blessings from Allah (SWT).
6) Satan runs away from the home of the one who recites Ayat ul Kursi.
Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:
“In Surah al-Baqaraah there is an ayah which is the best of all the ayahs of the Qur’an. It is never recited in a house but the Shaytaan leaves i.e Ayat ul Kursi.”
Spiritual benefits of Ayat ul Kursi
There are many spiritual benefits of Ayat ul Kursi that one cannot even count them. Some of them are listed below.
1. Keeping satan away
Whoever recites Ayat ul Kursi will be protected from Satan and all the evil that Satan brings.
This is the promise from Allah (SWT).
2. Endless joy and blessings
Ayat ul Kursi secures our sustenance and brings us endless joy and happiness.
It is also a source of getting the blessings of Allah (SWT).
3. Our spiritual defense
By reciting Ayat ul Kursi, we build our spiritual defense against all the dangers that may be coming our way.
Reciting Ayat ul Kursi has a positive impact on our brains.
It increases our intellect and helps us analyze all matters better.
5. Controls emotions
When we recite Ayat ul Kursi, we learn about Allah’s power.
This makes us control our emotions as we know that Allah (SWT) has the knowledge of everything and He is also watching us.
6. Positive thinking
Ayat ul Kursi helps us in making our attitude positive towards all matters of life.
When we think positively, we build an aura of positivity around us.
This powerful Ayat makes us think positively.
7. Realizing the Oneness of Allah
The throne verse is all about Allah’s knowledge, power, and oneness.
A Muslim should recite this Ayat as much as possible to remind himself of the oneness of Allah (SWT) all the time.
8. Gaining Allah’s love
This powerful verse is so special in terms of its reward that we will gain Allah’s love and pleasure if we recite it.
9. Increase in good deeds
By reciting this verse multiple times, we gain many rewards from Allah (SWT).
10. Creates gratefulness
Understanding the real essence of this verse will make us grateful to Allah (SWT).
We will realize how blessed we are to be Muslims.
11. Psychological healing
This powerful verse has the power to heal almost all kinds of psychological problems.
The person who recites it multiple times daily spends a content and mentally relaxed life.
Hazrat Ayesha (R.A) narrated that one day a person came to Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and said that he had no Barkat (blessing) in his home, what he should do now?
Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
‘Why do you neglect the recitation of Ayat ul Kursi.’ Then, he gave him the order of recitation daily.
Holy Prophet (PBUH) said:
“Whoever recites the first 4 ayahs of Surah-e-Baqarah, then Ayatul Kursi, and then the last 3 ayahs of Surah-e-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.”
Benefits of Ayat ul Kursi before sleep
It is a Sunnah practice to recite Ayat ul Kursi before sleeping.
The person who makes this a habit will be protected by Allah (SWT) throughout his sleep from all kinds of evil.
Allah (SWT) will appoint guardian angels to take care of him and his belongings.
So this way, he sleeps a peaceful sleep without worrying about anything.
Narrated by Muhammad bin Sirin:
Abu Huraira said, “Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) put me in charge of the Zakat of Ramadan (i.e. Zakat-ul-Fitr). Someone came to me and started scooping some of the food stuff of (Zakat) with both hands. I caught him and told him that I would take him to Allah’s Messenger Then Abu Huraira told the whole narration and added
“He (i.e. the thief) said, ‘Whenever you go to your bed, recite the Verse of “Al-Kursi” (2.255) for then a guardian from Allah will be guarding you, and Satan will not approach you till dawn.’”
On that the Prophet(PBUH) said,
“He told you the truth, though he is a liar, and he (the thief) himself was the Satan.”
On another point, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
“If one recites Ayat ul Kursi before going to sleep, Allah (SWT) will send an Angel to come and look after you and protect.”
Benefits of Ayat ul Kursi after Salah
Prophet (PBUH) encouraged us to recite Ayat ul Kursi after every fard Salah.
Abu Umamah reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:
“Whoever recites the ’verse of the Throne’ (Ayat al-Kursi) after every prescribed prayer, there will be nothing standing between him and his entry into Paradise but death.” al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr 7406
Here are some benefits of reciting Ayat ul Kursi after every fard prayer.
a) It is proven from the hadith above that whoever recites Ayat ul Kursi after every fard prayer, then death will be the only thing standing between him and Paradise.
b) Those Muslims who recite Ayat ul Kursi after every fard prayer come under the protection of Allah (SWT). Allah (SWT) will appoint angel guardians for them who will protect them throughout the day.
c) Every Muslim performs wudu before praying. If Ayat ul Kursi is recited after the completion of wudu, that person will be rewarded with forty years of worship.
d) The person’s ranks are raised who recites Ayat ul Kursi after every fard prayer.
e) The soul of the person who recites Ayat ul Kursi after fard prayer will be plucked out very easily. It is reported that it would be as easy as removing a strand of hair from the pile of flour.