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Surah Al Baqarah ayah 255

February 10, 2022

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Narrated Abu Umamah (RA):

Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said:

"Whoever recites Ayat al-Kursi at the end of every obligatory prayer,

nothing but death will prevent him from entering Paradise."

[An-Nasa'i reported it, and Ibn Hibban graded it Sahih (authentic).

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."

Narrated Muhammad bin Sirin:

Abu Huraira said,

"Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) put me in charge of the Zakat of Ramadan (i.e. Zakat-ul-Fitr).

Someone came to me and started scooping some of the foodstuff of (Zakat) with both hands.

I caught him and told him that I would take him to Allah's Messenger (ﷺ)."

Then Abu Huraira told the whole narration and added

"He (i.e. the thief) said,

'Whenever you go to your bed, recite the Verse of "Al-Kursi" (2.255)

for then a guardian from Allah will be guarding you,

and Satan will not approach you till dawn.' "

On that the Prophet (ﷺ) said,

"He told you the truth, though he is a liar,

and he (the thief) himself was the Satan."

ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ٱلْحَىُّ ٱلْقَيُّومُ

Allah! There is no god worthy of worship except Him, the Ever-Living, All-Sustaining.

لَا تَأْخُذُهُۥ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ

Neither drowsiness nor sleep overtakes Him

لَّهٗ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَمَا فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ

To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth

مَن ذَا ٱلَّذِى يَشْفَعُ عِندَهُۥٓ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِۦ

Who could possibly intercede with Him without His permission?

يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ

He ˹fully˺ knows what is ahead of them and what is behind them

وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَىْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِۦٓ إِلَّا بِمَا شَآءَ

but no one can grasp any of His knowledge—except what He wills ˹to reveal˺

وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضَ

His Seat encompasses the heavens and the earth

وَلَا يَـُٔودُهُۥ حِفْظُهُمَا

and the preservation of both does not tire Him

وَهُوَ ٱلْعَلِىُّ ٱلْعَظِيمُ

For He is the Most High, the Greatest

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