Several narrations from the hadith of the holy
Prophet (saw) have described ayat al-kursi as the greatest verse that was
revealed to the Prophet (saw), according to the Prophet himself. Why is this
verse so important to our daily lives as Muslims? Apart from containing names
and praises of Allah (swt), there are so many benefits of reciting ayat
al-kursi and we share some below so that you can make it a part of your day and
earn a lot of rewards.
The Full Text of Ayat al-Kursi
اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ ۚ لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ ۚ لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ مَن ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِندَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِ ۚ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ ۖ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلَّا بِمَا شَاءَ ۚ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ ۖ وَلَا يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا ۚ وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ
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. And He is the Most High, the Most Great. (Qur’an 2:255).
#1: Ayat al-Kursi is a means to enter Paradise
In a narration by Abu Umaamah, the holy Prophet (saw) was quoted to have said: “Whoever recites Aayat al-Kursiy immediately after each prescribed prayer, there will be nothing standing between him and his entering Paradise except death.”
Imagine that all you had to do to gain paradise is to recite ayat al-kursi after every obligatory salah? Wouldn’t that motivate you to remember to recite the verse after every prayer? There are many ways to enter paradise and even though the most important factor for entering paradise is the mercy of Allah (swt), this is a great benefit of reciting ayat al-Kursi and we should take advantage of it.
…to be continued.