Ayatul Kursi in English and Arabic (Translation and Transliteration)

Ayatul Kursi is verse 255 of the second chapter of the Holy Quran, Al-Baqarah (The Chapter of the Cow). The Surah which is the leader of the Quran and that is full of benefits is Surah Al-Baqarah. We’ve described all the benefits of Ayatul Kursi in English with proper references to Hadith.

Ayatul Kursi Characteristics
Name Al-Baqarah
Makki/Madani Madani
Verses 255
Number 02
Location 1st Parah

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Ayatul Kursi in English & Arabic (Translation and Transliteration):

Below is the Ayat-ul Kursi English and Arabic text, the transliteration, the translation, and then some of the benefits of reciting this verse:

Ayatul Kursi in Arabic

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِاللَّهُ 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 حِفْظُهُمَاوَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ
Ayatul Kursi Transliteration: 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.
Ayatul Kursi English Translation: 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 Highest. The Supreme (in glory).”


Ayatul Kursi in arabic
Ayatul Kursi in Arabic

Ayatul Kursi Benefits:

There are many benefits of Ayat-ul-Kursi for the reciter which are given below:

1- Under the Protection of Allah:

The recitation of Ayatul Kursi in 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.

2- Increase Your Memory

Recitation of ayatul kurai is very beneficial if you have a weak memory. To increase your memory, do recite this leading verse.

3- Angel Will Protect Him/Her

Before leaving the house, If anyone recites this Surah, seventy thousand (70,000) angels will protect him whole day.

4- Recitation after Ablution

If we recite it after ablution, it will give you seventy thousand (70,000) considerable grates in the day of judgment.

5- Dependency will End

One who recites Ayatul Kursi before entering the home, his dependency will end.

6- Prevent from Poverty

If someone recites this ayat on entering the home, then poverty won’t enter that home.

7- Angel will Protect All Overnight

One who recites this verse before sleeping, one angle will protect you all overnight.

8- Indigence and Poverty will Go Away

And if anyone who is indigent, recites this Verse, Within some days his indigence and poverty will go away.

9- Protection of House from Theft

For the protection of the house from theft, hang the inscription of Ayatul Kursi at the high place of home. It will also increase and beatitudes the income.

10- Key of Jannah

If you recite it in every Salah (prayer), then your one foot will be on earth and the second will be in heaven.

Importance of Ayatul Kursi in Hadith:

Ubayy bin Ka’b (R.A) 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]

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. [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” Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, it is a quarter of the Quran. Holy Prophet (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]

Prophet (ﷺ) said, “By reciting it (Ayat- ul-Kursi), there will be a guardian appointed over you from Allah who will protect you during the night, and Satan will not be able to come near you until morning” [Al-Bukhari]

Ayatul kursi before sleeping

From the above hadith, it is clear that recitation of Ayatul kursi of the 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 Satan.

Final Verdict:

There is a lot of importance of Ayatul Kursi mentioned in the Quran; it protects us from all problems; protects our property, home, and also from Satan, and provides us with ultimate peace. Kindly keep the Ayatul Kursi in mind and recite it daily so you can protect yourself from evil-doers.

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