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Ayatul Kursi
Our prophet told us to read the Quran and azkar every day to be rewarded and guided by Allah. One aya that is amongst the azkar is called Ayatul Kursi that has countless virtues.

Ayatul Kursi

Ayatul kursi recitation is as follows:

Ayatul kursi in roman English

Allahu la ilaha illa huwa Al -Haiyul-Qaiyum, La ta’khudhuhu sinatun wa la nawm, lahu ma fi as-samawati wa ma fil-‘ard, Man dhal-ladhi yashfa’u ‘indahu illa bi-idhnihi, Ya’lamu ma bayna aydihim wa ma khalfahum, wa la yuhituna bi shai’in min ‘ilmihi illa bima sha’a, Wasi’a kursiyuhus-samawati wal ard, wa la ya’uduhu hifdhuhuma wa Hu wal ‘Aliyul-Adheem.

Ayatul kursi in Arabic

﴿ اللّهُ لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ لاَ تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلاَ نَوْمٌ لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ مَن ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلاَ يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلاَّ بِمَا شَاء وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ وَلاَ يَؤُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ ﴾

[ البقرة: 255]

Ayatul Kursi English Translation

Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep.

To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth.

Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission?

He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills.

His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not.

[Al-Baqarah 2: 255]

What does Kursi mean?

The prophet peace and blessing be upon him called the 255th ayat “ayat al kursi”. The literal mean of the word ‘kursi’ is ‘throne’. This aya shows Allah’s power, knowledge, and Dominion of Allah Azza WA Jal.

Ayatul Kursi read


ayatul kursi saad al ghamdi


The polytheists worshiped the idols they made, they relied on them and believed in them and that they can answer their calls, even though they said that they believe in Allah. They used this as a way to associate their idols with Allah.

With time they even started to deny the existence of Allah. Even though there were many verses revealed before ayatul kursi showing that Allah exists and that there is no god but Allah. So, ayatul kursi was revealed to show and explain the powers of Allah, and to explain all the other verses that were revealed before.

How Ayatul Kursi was revealed? And, when was Ayatul Kursi revealed?

It was revealed to the prophet peace and blessing be upon him in the night.

Where was Ayatul Kursi revealed?

It was revealed in the Madinah.

Ayatul Kursi Benefits

Ayatul kursi is read for its countless benefits, and here we will mention some of them.

  •         According to narration, the prophet peace and blessing be upon him said that whoever read ayat al kursi, and the last three ayat of surah al-Baqarah, Allah will protect him and his wealth from devils.
  •         Another narration says that the prophet said that ayatal kursi is the leader of Surah al-Baqara and surah al-Baqara is the leader of the Quran. Reading the 50 words of ayatul kursi has 50 blessings to the reader.
  •         Reciting ayatur kursi every morning will protect you until the night.
  •         Reading it will protect you and your family from Satan.
  •         Reciting ayatul kursi for our deceased loved ones lights their graves.
  •         If reciting it daily will make one’s death easy.
  •         It is said that by reciting ayatul kursi before leaving the house, a group of angels will protect you from any evil.
  •         When reciting it before sleep, Allah will send angels to protect you until you wake up in the morning.
  •         Reading ayat al kursi when you are alone in the house and scared will keep you calm and take all the fear away.
  •         When reading it after every salah all your prayers will be accepted and Allah will keep you protected.
  •         Reading ayatul kursi will keep you safe from evil.
  •         Some say that reading it is like reading the quarter of the Quran.
  •         When reading it before entering the house, Satan will not enter the house.

Ayatul Kursi Blessings Benefit Merits Virtues Hadith, Why is ayatul kursi so important? Why is its place different from all other verses?

There are many virtues and benefits to reading ayatul kursi and we have mentioned some of the above.

But, why is ayatul Kursi so important? One of the most aya that we were told about its importance is ayatal kursi. Reciting it keeps us safe from any evil, and nothing can harm us.

  •         It keeps us safe from Satan.
  •         Reading it in the morning will keep you safe until you sleep.
  •         And reading it before sleeping will protect you until you wake up.
  •         It is said that reciting ayatul kursi after each salah nothing prevents you from going to heaven but death.
  •         Devils don’t enter a house where ayatul kursi is read.
  •         Reciting ayatul kursi will keep your children and family safe from any harm.
  •         Nothing can enter a house where aya al kursi is read.
  •         Reciting ayatul kursi eases death.
  •         Reciting surah al kursi in addition to Qul Surahs protecting against the evil eye.

How many times should you recite Ayatul Kursi? You can read it as much as you like and ask Allah for what you want.

When should you recite Ayatul Kursi? You should memorize it to say it when leaving home when entering after each prayer, in the morning and before sleeping, and even when you feel scared to give you calmness and erase your fears.

According to narrations, the prophet said that ayatul kursi is the leader of the Quran and one of the best verses to read. It’s a powerful verse that protects us against devils and evil.

 ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud Narrated:

 “Allah has not created in the heavens nor in the earth what is more magnificent than Ayat Al-Kursi.” Sufyan said: “Because Ayat Al-Kursi is the Speech of Allah, and Allah’s Speech is greater than Allah’s creation of the heavens and the earth.”

( Jami at Tirmidhi 2884)

According to Abu Hurairah the prophet peace and blessing be upon him said:

“For everything, there is a hump (pinnacle) and the hump (pinnacle) of the Qur’an is Surat Al-Baqarah, in it there is an Ayah which is the master of the Ayat in the Qur’an; [it is] Ayat Al-Kursi.”

( Jami at Tirmidhi 2878) 

According to Abu Hurairah the prophet peace and blessing be upon him said:

 “Whoever recites Ha Mim Al-Mu’min – up to – To Him is the return (40:1-3) and Ayat Al-Kursi when he reaches (gets up in) the morning, he will be protected by them until the evening. And whoever recites them when he reaches the evening, he will be protected by them until the morning.”

(Jami at Tirmidhi 2879)

Hadhrat Ali bin Kaab said that the prophet asked him,” Which is the most high ranking Aayat in the Qur’an Kareem?” He said, “Allaah and His Rasul know best”. The prophet repeated this statement very often. Hadhrat Ali stated, “aytul kursi ”. The Prophet said:”Oh Abul Munzar (family name of Abi bin Kaab). May you be blessed by this knowledge. I swear by that Being in whose Hands and Control is my life, that this Ayat has one tongue and two lips. It is by the threshold of Allaah’s Arsh, Mentioning His purity”.

It was also narrated that when the prophet heard one of the Muhajireen asking about the loftiest Ayat in the holy Quran he replied “aytul kursi ”.


According to narration the prophet said,” Surah Fatiha, ayatal kursi and the two Ayats of Al-Imraan (Shaheedal Allaah – 18th Ayat), and “Qul Allaahumma Malekal Mulk til Bi Ghairi Hisaab (Ayat 26/7) are attached to the Arsh and say, “Oh our Rabb, You are sending us onto earth to disobedient ones!!! Allaah says,” I have given you such status, whosoever from amongst my servants recites you after every Salat, his resting place will be Jannat. And I will make his abode in Jannatul Quddoos and fulfill 70 needs of his daily needs, the least of which is forgiving him and saving him from all enemies of evil.


Anas narrates that the prophet asked one of his companions: “Oh, so and so are you married?” He replied: “No, I do not have enough wealth that I may marry.” Nabi (saw) said: “Do you know Surah Qul Huwallaahu Ahad?” The Sahaba replied: “I know”. Nabi (saw) said: “It is equal to a quarter of the Quran. Nabi (saw) asked: “Do you not know Qul Yaa Ayyuhal Kaafiroon?” The Sababi replied “I know”. Nabi (saw) said “It is equal to a quarter of the Quran.” Nabi (saw) asked, “Do you not know Surah “Iza Zul Zilzilaat ” ?” The Sahaabi replied, “I Know”. Nabi (saw) said: “It is a quarter of the Quran”. Nabi (saw) asked: “Do you not know Surah Iza Jaa a Nasrullaahi Wal Fath” The Sahabi replied “I Know” Nabi (saw) said, it is a quarter of the Quran. Nabi (saw) asked: “Do you know the Ayatul Kursi?” The Sahabi replied “I know”. Nabi (saw) said, “It is equal to a quarter of the Quran. Marry.”


How many names of Allah in ayatul kursi?

There are five names of Allah mentioned in ayatul Kursi which are:

  •         The ever-living (al-hayyu)
  •         Ever-Alert.
  •         Owner of the universe.
  •         The Most High (al-aliyu)
  •         The greatest (al-addhim)
  •         All knowing.
  •         The protector.

How to memorize Ayatul kursi?

The first thing you should do is to read Ayatul Kursi tafsir to understand it. There are many methods that you could follow. One of them is to read it many times.

In the beginning, you won’t be able to memorize it but with time you will find yourself reciting it on your own. That is the method I followed to memorize it.   

Another method is:

Split the aya into small parts for example starts memorizing the first part:

اللَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ

God! There is no god except He, the Living, the Everlasting.

When you finish memorizing this part go to the next part:

لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ

Neither slumber overtakes Him, nor sleep.

After you finish memorizing three parts try to recite them from your memory. If you succeeded continue to the fourth part and memorize it then recite all that you have memorized on your own. Keep doing this until you memorize the whole ayatul kursi.

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