Wednesday 11 July 2018

Most powerful Ayat of the Quran: Āyat al-Kursī (The Throne Verse)

The Holy Qur'an encloses in itself the complete Deen or creed of Islam for those who care to listen to Allah and His commandments. Allah, God as per Jews and "partly" as per Christians as their concept of God also includes Jesus and the Holy Spirit, is the omnipotent, the only one that is to be revered and prayed to.

There are many mentions of oneness of Allah, but the most powerful ayat of Holy Qur'an that stresses on the oneness of Allah is Āyat al-Kursī (Surah 2:255), in the second chapter of Holy Qur'an in Surah Al Baqarah (The Cow). In fact this ayat is the most comprehensive statement of the belief in one God. "A believer declares his conviction that the Almighty is the sole owner of all the power and sovereignty and declares that he is pure of any attributes, which do not match his mighty place."

The ayat is so powerful that on a number of occasions the Prophet has stressed the importance of its recitation. 
Abu Umamah Al-Bahili (radi Allahu anhu) has been quoted as saying: The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ): said: “Whoever recites Āyat al-Kursī  immediately after each prescribed Prayer, there will be nothing standing between him and his entering Paradise except death.” [an-Nasa’i, Ibn Hibban, ibn Sunni, at-Tabarani, ibn Hibban – Sahih]
The Prophet (S) also said: ‘When you are about to sleep recite Āyat al-Kursī  till the end of the verse for there will remain over you a protection from Allah and no devil will draw near to you until morning.’ (Hisnul Muslim)
Herein under is the Arabic text of Āyat al-Kursī  and its English translation:

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful:
"Āyat al-Kursī is considered to be the widely memorized ayat by the Muslims. And is often seen displayed in Muslim households, masjids and even the place of business to bring prosperity to family and business.." Beside the above two references, there are many attributes attached to the recitation of this most powerful ayat of the Holy Qur'an. Some of these are listed:
  • Reciting  Āyat al-Kursī  and then blowing it upon food and drink brings blessings and abundance.
  • Whosoever reads  Āyat al-Kursī  upon entering the home, Satan runs away from there.
  • The reciter, his children, home, wealth, property and the homes of his neighbours are safe.
  • Whosoever reads  Āyat al-Kursī  together with the last ayats of Surah Baqarah, Devil (s) "Shaitaan" do not enter his home for three days.
  • The Jinn cannot open any utensil upon which  Āyat al-Kursī is read.
  • The thief does not come near it’s reciter.
  • When reciting it whilst retiring to one’s sleeping place, one is protected until the morning. Two angels are deputed to protect him.
  • When recited with the last ayat of Surah Baqarah then the plea of the reciter will not go unattended.
Allâh burdens not a person beyond his scope. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned. “Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error, our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did lay on those before us (Jews and Christians); our Lord! Put not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us Forgiveness. Have mercy on us. You are our Maulâ (Patron, Supporter and Protector) and give us victory over the disbelieving people.” (Al-Baqarah 2:286)

Now listen to a beautiful recitation of   Āyat al-Kursī  along with its English translation:

Calligraphy by Shahid Rana | Arabic and English Text | References: |1|2|3|

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