VIRTUES OF AYATUL KURSI
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VIRTUES OF AYATUL KURSI


1. Hazrat Abu Hurairah Radiyallaahu anhu said, "Allah’s Messenger Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Sallam appointed me to take charge of the Zakah of Ramadaan. One night and intruder crept in and began to take up handfuls of the food. I seized him and told him I was certainly going to take him to Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam. However, when he said, "I am needy, I have children dependent on me, and I have a pressing need." I let him go.

In the morning the Holy Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam asked, "What happened to your prisoner last night, O Abu Hurairah?"

I replied, "O’ Messenger of Allah, he complained of great need and of having children dependant on him, so I had pity on him and let him go."

He said, "He lied to you and he will come back." I realised that he would return because Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu alaihi wasallam had told me so. Therefore, I lay waiting for him. When he came and began to take up handfuls of food, I seized him and told him I am certainly going to take you before Allah’s Messenger.

He said, "Let me go, for I am needy with children dependant on me, and I shall not return." I had pity on him and let him go.

In the morning, Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu alaihi wasallam asked me, "What happened to your prisoner, O Abu Hurairah?"

I replied, "O Messenger of Allah, he complained of great need and of having children dependent on him, so I had pity on him and let him go."

Rasoolullah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said, "He has certainly lied to you, and he will come back."

So, I lay in wait for him, and when he came back and took up handfuls of food I seized him and said, "I am certainly going to take you before Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu alaihi wasallam, for this is third instance you are asserting you will not return but you always do."

He said, "If you let me go I will teach you some words by which Allah will reward you and protect you. When you go to your bed recite the Verse of the Throne, till you finish the verse, for a guardian from Allah will then remain over you and no devil will come near you till the morning."

Therefore, I let him go, and in the morning Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu alaihi wasallam asked me, "What happened to your prisoner."

I replied, "He asserted that he would teach me some words by which Allah will protect me."

He said, "He certainly told you the truth though he is a great liar. Do you know whom you have been talking to for three nights?" When I replied that I did not, he said, "That was a devil."

(Bukhari)


2. Hazrat Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu anhu reported Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu alaihi wasallam as saying, "If anyone recites in the morning, Ha-Meem (of Surah Mumin) to Ilayhil Maseer (3rd aayah of the surah) and Aayatul Kursi, he will be guarded (from all kinds of evil) by them till the evening. And if anyone recites them in the evening he will be guarded by them till the morning."

(Tirmizi)


3. Hazrat Abu Umamah Radiyallahu anhu relates that Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam has said, "Whoever recites Aayatul Kursi after every obligatory prayer nothing except death prevents him from entering heaven." (That is say that the only thing that is preventing him from entering heaven is death. When it will come, he will go straight into paradise).

(Nasai)


4. Hazrat Umar Radiyallahu anhu one day came out towards people who were in an orderly line and asked, "Who will tell me the greatest verse in the Qur’aan?" Hazrat Abdullah ibn Mas’ood Radiyallahu anhu replied, "You have come across somebody who is acquainted with this, for I have heard Rasoolullah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam saying, "The greatest verse in the Qur’aan is Allahu La ilaha illa Huwal Hayyul Qayyum."

(Ibn Mardawayh)


5. Hazrat Asma binte Yazid Radiyallahu anhu has been reported to have said, "I have heard Rasoolullah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam saying, ‘In these two verses; Allahu La ilaha illa Huwal Hayyul Qayyum and Alif Laam Meem Allahu La ilaha illa Huwal Hayyul Qayyum (Surah Ale-Imran) is Allah’s greatest name."

(Ahmad)


6. Hazrat Abu Umamah Radiyallahu anhu reports this Hadith from Rasoolullah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam Hazrat Umamah Radiyallahu anhu says, "Allah’s greatest name when asked by and supplicated by grants the prayer is in three Surahs: Surah Baqarah; Surah Ale-Imran and Surah Ta-Ha."

(Ibn Kathir)


Note: The narrator of the above hadith is referring to the verse; Allahu La ilaha illa Huwal Hayyul Qayyum in Surah Baqarah, Alif Laam Meem Allahu La ilaha illa Huwal Hayyul Qayyum in Surah Ale-Imran and Wa Anatil Wujoohu Lil Hayyul Qayyum in Surah Ta-Ha.

7. Hazrat Muhammad ibn Hanafiyyah Rahmatullahi alaihe reports that when the Verse of the Throne was revealed all the idols in the world fell to the ground. Likewise every king of the world went into prostration, and their crowns fell off  their heads and the shayateen fled toppling over each other until they came to Iblees and informed him of the strange happenings. Iblees ordered them to and find out the cause of what was happening. So they came to Madinah and discovered the revelation of Aayatul Kursi.

(Qurtubi)


 

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