Ayatul Kursi is verse 255 of the second chapter of the Quran, Surah Al-Baqarah (The Chapter of the Cow).
The Surah which is the leader of Quran and that is full of benefits is Surah Al-Baqarah. Indeed, Ayat ul-Kursi is the leader of this leader Surah of the Holy Quran.
Below is the Ayatul Kursi Arabic text, the transliteration, and the English translation and then some of the benefits of reciting this verse:
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
اللَّهُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ لاَ تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلاَ نَوْمٌ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ
عِنْدَهُ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلاَ يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلاَّ بِمَا شَاءَ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ
السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ وَلاَ يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ
Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Allahu la ilaha illa Huwa, Al-Haiyul-Qaiyum La ta’khudhuhu sinatun wa la nawm, lahu ma fis-samawati wa ma fil-‘ard Man dhal-ladhi yashfa’u ‘indahu illa bi-idhnihi Ya’lamu ma baina aidihim wa ma khalfahum, wa la yuhituna bi shai’im-min ‘ilmihi illa bima sha’a Wasi’a kursiyuhus-samawati wal ard, wa la ya’uduhu hifdhuhuma Wa Huwal ‘Aliyul-Adheem.
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
“Allah! There is no god but He – the Living, The Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him Nor Sleep. His are all things In the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede In His presence except As he permitteth? He knoweth What (appeareth to His creatures As) Before or After or Behind them. Nor shall they encompass Aught of his knowledge Except as He willeth. His throne doth extend Over the heavens And on earth, and He feeleth No fatigue in guarding And preserving them, For He is the Most High. The Supreme (in glory).”
Ayatul Kursi Hadith:
Ubayy bin Ka’b (radiAllahu anhu) reported: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Abu Mundhir! Do you know which Ayah in Allah’s Book is the greatest? I said: ‘Allah and His messenger know best.’
He (peace be upon him) again said: ‘Do you know which Ayah in Allah’s Book, according to you, is the greatest?’ I (Abu Mundhir) replied: ‘It is ‘Allah la ilaha illa Huwal-Hayyul-Qayyum’.[2:255].
Thereupon he (peace be upon him) patted me in the chest and said, ‘ Rejoice by your knowledge, O Abu Mundhir! (i.e, may this knowledge be a source of respect, honour and benefit to you)’.” [Muslim]
Abu Umamah Al-Bahili (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: 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]
When you lie down in your bed, recite ayat al-Kursi, 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… [al-Baraqah 2:255] until the end of the ayah, then you will have a protector from Allah and no shaytan (devil) will come near you until morning comes. [Sahih al-Bukhari]
Abu Hurairah (radiAllahu anhu) narrated: 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 Shaytan leaves: Ayat-al-Kursi.
Everything has its pinnacle and the pinnacle of the Qur’an is Surah al-Baqarah. In it there is an ayah which is the greatest in the Qur’an: Ayat-ul-Kursi. [at-Tirmidhi]
Hazrat Ibne Masood (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that a person requested Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) to teach him something that will benefit him. “Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said,”Read Ayatul Kursi, it will protect you, your children, home and even those houses surrounding your house.”
Hazrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that the chief of the Ayats of the Quran Kareem is Ayatul Kursi.
Hazrat Anas (Radiahallahu Anhu)narrates that Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) 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 (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Do you know Surah Qul Huwallaahu Ahad?” The Sahaba replied: “I know”. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “It is equal to a quarter of the Qur’aan. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked: “Do you not know Qul Yaa Ayyuhal Kaafiroon?” The Sababi replied “I know”. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said ” “It is equal to a quarter of the Qur’aan.” Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked, “Do you not know Surah “Iza Zul Zilzilaat ” ?” The Sahaabi replied, “I Know”. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “It is a quarter of the Qur’aan”. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked: “Do you not know Surah Iza Jaa a Nasrullaahi Wal Fath” The Sahabi replied “I Know” Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, it is a quarter of the Qur’aan. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked: “Do you know the Ayatul Kursi?” The Sahabi replied “I know”. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “It is equal to a quarter of the Qur’aan. Marry, Marry, Marry.”
Abu Huraira reported that “Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) ordered me to guard the chairty revenue of Ramadan. Then somebody came to me and started stealing of the foodstuff. I caught him and said, “I will take you to Allah Apostle! “That person said (to Abu Huraira), “Please don’t take me to Allah’s Apostle and I will tell you a few words by which Allah will benefit you. When you go to your bed, recite Ayat-ul-Kursi, (2.255) for then there will be a guard from Allah who will protect you all night long, and Satan will not be able to come near you till dawn.” When the Prophet heard the story he said (to me), “He (who came to you at night) told you the truth although he is a liar, and it was Satan.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]
From the above ahadeeth, it is clear that recitation of this verse of Quran keeps us protected from Satan (devil) who is our worst enemy. Every Muslim must learn this verse to seek the protection of Allah and to defeat the Satan.
Benefits of Ayatul Kursi:
- Recitation of Ayatal Kursi in the morning will keep you under the protection of Allah Almighty till night. Also, recitation of this verse will keep your family as well as wealth safe from Satan.
- Recitation of this surat is very beneficial if you have a weak memory. To increase your memory, do recite this leading verse.
- Before leaving the house, If anyone recites this surah, seventy thousand (70,000) angels will protect him whole day.
- If we recite it after ablution, it will give you the seventy thousand (70,000) considerable grates in the day of judgment.
- One who recites Ayatul Kursi before entering the home, his dependency will end.
- If someone recite this surah on entering home, then poverty won’t enter that home.
- One who recites this verse before sleeping, one angle will protect you all overnight.
- And if anyone who is indigent, recite this Verse, Within some days his indigence and poverty will go away.
- For the protection of house from theft, hang the inscription of Ayatul Kursi at the high place of home .It will also increase and beatitudes the income.
- If you recite it in every Salah (prayer), then your one foot will be on earth and the second will be in heaven.
There is a lot of importance of Ayatul Kursi mentioned in Quran; it protects us from all the problems; protects your property, home and also from satan, and provides you with ultimate peace.
See Also: Wikipedia: Al-Baqara 255 , Powers of Ayat al-Kursi