Perhaps this article may be subjective in terms of only applicable to Muslims, but then devout Muslims will not hesitate to agree with what is written below. Yes, the Ayatul Kursi (Ayat Kursi) is actually verse 255 of the second Surah in the Al-Quran, Al-Baqarah. It speaks about how nothing and nobody in this universe is regarded to be equal or greater than God.
It is one of the most famous and most recited verse of the Al-Quran, and thus making it one of the most essential prayers that any Muslim must know. Anyway, these information below are all about the Ayatul Kursi, Surah Al-Baqarah, and of course the benefits of Ayatul Kursi in Islam for the mind, body and soul.
سم الله الرحمن الرحيم
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 لَا إِكْرَاهَ فِي الدِّينِ ۖ قَد تَّبَيَّنَ الرُّشْدُ مِنَ الْغَيِّ ۚ فَمَن يَكْفُرْ بِالطَّاغُوتِ وَيُؤْمِن بِاللَّهِ فَقَدِ اسْتَمْسَكَ بِالْعُرْوَةِ الْوُثْقَىٰ لَا انفِصَامَ لَهَا ۗ وَاللَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ
اللَّهُ وَلِيُّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا يُخْرِجُهُم مِّنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ ۖ وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا أَوْلِيَاؤُهُمُ الطَّاغُوتُ يُخْرِجُونَهُم مِّنَ النُّورِ إِلَى الظُّلُمَاتِ ۗ أُولَٰئِكَ أَصْحَابُ النَّارِ ۖ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ
Allahu laa illaaha illaa huwwal hayyul qayyum. Laa ta’khudzuhu sinatun walaa naumun. Lahu maa fi samawaati wamaa fil ardh, man dzaa ladzii yasfa’u indahu illaa bi’idznihi. Ya’lamu maa bayna aydiihim wamaa khalfahum. Wal aa yuhiituuna bi’say’in min ilmihi illaa bi mashaa a wa si’a kursiyyuhu samaawaati wal’ardh walaa yuudzuhu hifzuhuma wa huwwal aliyyu aziim.
Translation in English:
“Allah! There is no deity save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the Earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave? He knoweth that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His throne includeth the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is the Sublime, and the Tremendous.”
Surah Al Baqarah
Surah Al Baqarah (The Female Cow) is the second Surah out of 114 Surahs of Al Quran. With 286 verses, this also makes the Al Baqarah to be the longest surah there is in the Al Quran. It is also categorized as a Madaniyah Surah, which means that it was revealed at the Holy City of Medina after the Hijrah.
This particular Surah discusses a wide variety of topics, such as Islamic law, retellings of Adam’s, Ibrahim’s (Abraham) and Musa’s (Moses) tales, and guidance. Of all the topics told in Al Baqarah, guidance is the main point of this Surah; urging the pagans (Al-Mushriqeen) and the Jews in Medina to embrace Islam as soon as possible, while warning them, including the hypocrites (Munafiqun) of the fate Allah has visited in the past to those who failed to fulfill His call.
Uses of Ayatul Kursi
Muslims use this verse widely because of the potentials to provide physical and spiritual protection, and is commonly recited before sleep, when facing fear, before embarking on a long journey, or before undertaking life changing decisions. The Ayatul Kursi is also regarded as one of the most powerful verses of the Quran because upon recital, the greatness of Allah is confirmed. There is even a hadith stating that he who recites Ayatul Kursi one night will be granted protection until dawn comes. In the meantime, those who recite Ayatul Kursi during daylight until evening will be protected from evil spirits.
What are the Benefits of Ayatul Kursi?
- Ayatul Kursi Protects Us from Satan and the Devil
Allah promises His believers that every recital of the Ayatul Kursi gets sufficient protection from the Satan and the Devil.
- Ayatul Kursi Brings Us Endless Joy and Blessings
Ayatul Kursi brings us endless joy and blessings in terms of securing our sustenance and increasing our degree in the eyes of others.
- Ayatul Kursi Builds Our Spiritual Defence
Ayatul Kursi builds our spiritual defence that drives away potential dangers that await us.
- Ayatul Kursi Makes Us Intelligent
- Ayatul Kursi Helps to Control Our Emotions
Ayatul Kursi also help to control our emotions and temptations upon recital because it makes us remember Allah more.
- Ayatul Kursi Brings Us Salvation
Allah promises us salvation in terms of granting our wishes when recited as much as 170 times, similar during benefits of laylatul qadr Islam.
- Ayatul Kursi as a Request to the Guardian Angel
Ayatul Kursi can also be used as a request to the guardian angel to provide a good night’s health benefits of sleeping away from nightmares.
- Ayatul Kursi Protects Our Home
Bless four sections of our home with Ayatul Kursi for protection against evil spirits, satan as well as misfortunate events.
- Ayatul Kursi Guards Us from Our Enemies
One Sheikh advised that Ayatul Kursi helps to guard us from potential enemies along with their harmful plans on us.
- Ayatul Kursi Takes Us Away from the State of “Kafeer”
Kafeer is a state in which we as a Muslim denies Allah’s oneness. Prophet Muhammad advises that reciting the Ayatul Kursi helps to reduce the risk of “kafeer” when doing daily activities.
- Ayatul Kursi Shields Us Every Friday
Friday is regarded as the Islamic holy day of the week. Reading the Ayatul Kursi 12 times on Fridays will bring us endless protection from misfortunates and harm.
- Ayatul Kursi Makes Us Loved by Allah
Ayatul Kursi makes us loved by Allah because it strengthens our iman (faith), especially if we live to whatever is stated inside.
- Ayatul Kursi as a Prayer Before Entering a Place Unfamiliar to Us
Before entering a place unfamiliar to us, recite the Ayatul Kursi to protect us from possible harm.
- Ayatul Kursi Brings Us Good Deeds and Creates Gratefulness as well as Blessings
Reciting the Ayatul Kursi in each of our salat (prayers) will reward us endless merits from Allah and also creates a sense of gratefulness and bliss for whatever He gives to us in the world.
- Ayatul Kursi Heals Us from Various Diseases
Finally, Ayatul Kursi is also able to cure us from various diseases and also the health risks of stress. Apart from taking medical treatments, recite the Ayatul Kursi to request for a speedy recovery from Allah.