Quran is the sea of knowledge and it is the book of guidance for the humans till the end of the world. Each and every Surah of Quran had some hidden message and benefits. Each Surah is enriched with the worldly and everlasting benefits. These Surahs through light on different aspects of the light and also guides one how to live the life in this world to be benefited by it forever in this world and in the world hereafter. Ayat al kursi is the verse number 255 of 2nd Surah of Quran which is very important as per to its content. Ayat al kursi is a Quranic verse which encloses very strong message in it. The information about this verse is as under.
Meaning of Ayat al Kursi
The word ayat al kursi means the verse of the throne.
Translation of Ayat al kursi
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 throne extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.
Explanation of Ayat al Kursi
Ayat Al Kursi is divided into 9 parts but these parts has a beautiful rhythm in them.
1. اَللّٰہُ لَاۤ اِلٰہَ اِلَّا ہُوَۚ اَلۡحَیُّ الۡقَیُّوۡمُ and وَ ہُوَ الۡعَلِیُّ الۡعَظِیۡمُ
This is the first and last part of this verse in which 2 names of Allah are mentioned at the end of both verses i-e اَلۡحَیُّ الۡقَیُّوۡمُand الۡعَلِیُّ الۡعَظِیۡمُ
2. لَا تَاۡخُذُہٗ سِنَۃٌ وَّ لَا نَوۡمٌ and وَ لَا یَئُوۡدُہٗ حِفۡظُہُمَا
The second and 8th parts are interconnected if you closely observes their meaning. The second part says that Allah does not get exhausted or sleepy when guarding something and then in part 8th it was again told that guarding the earth and skies does not make Allah tired.
3. لَہٗ مَا فِی السَّمٰوٰتِ وَ مَا فِی الۡاَرۡضِ and وَسِعَ کُرۡسِیُّہُ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَ الۡاَرۡضَ
The 3rd and 7th part of this verse are interconnected as well which one can clearly see. Through these verse Allah shows that He is not only the owner of the earth and skies but He is the king of everything created by Him. (see difference between Al Maalik and Al Malik for clarification of owner and king)
4. مَنۡ ذَا الَّذِیۡ یَشۡفَعُ عِنۡدَہٗۤ اِلَّا بِاِذۡنِہٖ ؕ and وَ لَا یُحِیۡطُوۡنَ بِشَیۡءٍ مِّنۡ عِلۡمِہٖۤ اِلَّا بِمَا شَآءَ
In these two parts Allah is explaining about the powerlessness of people in different areas and then He mentions about an exception that unless he permits them or empower them to do so.
5. یَعۡلَمُ مَا بَیۡنَ اَیۡدِیۡہِمۡ وَ مَا خَلۡفَہُمۡ ۚ
This is the middle part of the verse which means that Allah knows what He had written in this verse the back and forth parts.
Revelation of Ayat Al Kursi
This is not a surah but verse no 255 of Surah al Bakarah.
Why it is called Ayat al Kursi
This is the longest ayat of Quran which mentions 5 attributes and 26 qualities of Allah. Unlike other verses of Quran this is the only verse in which Allah is explaining about His greatness.
This verse of Quran is called ayat al Kursi because it is the master of all the verses in the Quran.
Importance of Ayat al Kursi
According to scholars, Quran is the King of all the books, Surah Al Bakarah is the king of all the Surahs and Ayat Al Kursi is the king of all the verses in the Quran.
Aim of Ayat al Kursi
This verse aims to show the greatness and Sovereignty of Allah over the earth and skies, knowledge and intercede and His awareness about what is happening in this world and others.
Benefits of Ayat al Kursi
• This verse is a protection from Satan
• Reciting it after every salah or after Fajar or Magrib salah will work as a guard from the Satan
• It protects from calamity
• Best for protection from disaster
• It provides from evil powers
• Protection from envious people
• Protection from any kind of loss
Importance shown from hadith
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud: 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. Jam e tirmazi, book of virtues of Quran, hadith 2884
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