Get a free proposal


Get a free proposal


Online Quran Academy - Islamic Mentors

Ayat ul Kursi – And its Benefits


Ayat ul Kursi – it’s Meaning

Ayat ul Kursi is considered the best verse of the Quran. The Holy Quran is the sacred book of Allah Almighty that serves as guidance for Muslims and all human beings. While all the verses of the Holy Quran are important, there are certain verses that are regarded as more prominent than others. One of these is Ayatul Kursi, also known as the verse of the Throne. There are many benefits of reciting as a part of our daily Zikr routine.

Narrated by Hazrat Abu Umamah (RA):

Allah’s Messenger (SAW) 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 Sahih (authentic). [Book 2, Hadith 220]

It is the 255th verse from Surah Al-Baqarah. The verse is also said to have a calming effect on the mind and body, bringing peace and serenity to those who recite it with faith. Allah Almighty tells us that nothing and no one can be comparable to Him.

It is a powerful verse in the Quran affirming the oneness and uniqueness of Allah Almighty, who has dominion over everything and is all-knowing. The meaning of Ayat ul Kursi reflects the greatness, splendor, and power of Allah Almighty.

Ayatul Kursi in Arabic

Ayat ul kursi
Allahu laaa ilaaha illaa huwal haiyul qai-yoom; laa taakhuzuhoo sinatunw wa laa nawm; lahoo maa fissamaawaati wa maa fil ard; man zallazee yashfa’u indahooo illaa be iznih; ya’lamu maa baina aideehim wa maa khalfahum; wa laa yuheetoona beshai ‘immin ‘ilmihee illa be maa shaaaa; wasi’a kursiyyuhus samaa waati wal arda wa la ya’ooduho hifzuhumaa; wa huwal aliyyul ‘azeem.

Translation and Tafsir

Here is the meaning and Tafseer (explanation) of Ayat ul Kursi to help you further understand the significance of its sentences:

Allahu laaa ilaaha illaa hu

(Allah! None has the right to be worshipped but He

This sentence mentions that Allah Almighty is the One and Only Lord of all creation.



This Sentence testifies that Allah (SWT) is the Ever Living, Who never dies, Who sustains everyone and everything.

Laa taakhuzuhoo sinatunw wa laa nawm

(Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him

This sentence means no shortcoming, unawareness, or ignorance ever touches Allah Almighty. Rather, He is aware of and controls what every soul earns, has perfect watch over everything, nothing escapes His knowledge, and no secret matter is secret to Him.

Lahoo maa fissamaawaati wa maa fil ard

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

It indicates that everyone is a servant of Allah (SWT), a part of His kingdom, and under His power and authority.

Man zallazee yashfa’u indahooo illaa be iznih

(Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His permission

This part of ayat ul kursi states that whose intercession will avail nothing except after Allah Almighty has given leave for whom He wills and is pleased.

Ya’lamu maa baina aideehim wa maa khalfahum

(He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world and what will happen to them in the Hereafter

This sentence refers to His perfect knowledge of all creation: its past, present, and future.

Wa laa yuheetoona beshai ‘immin ‘ilmihee illa be maa shaaa

(And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills)

This sentence asserts the fact that no one attains any part of Allah Almighty’s knowledge except what Allah (SWT) conveys and allows.

Wasi’a kursiyyuhus samaa waati wal arda

(His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth

This part of ayat ul kursi states that the Kursi is the footstool, and no one can give due consideration to Allah Almighty’s Throne.

Wa la ya’ooduho hifzuhumaa

(And He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them

This sentence means that it does not burden or cause Him fatigue to protect the heavens and earth and all that is between them. Rather, this is an easy matter for Him.

Wa huwal aliyyul ‘azeem

(And He is the Most High, the Most Great

The final sentence of Ayat ul Kursi beautifully reiterates Allah Almighty’s supreme power and majesty.

Importance of Ayatul Kursi In Light of Hadiths

There are several Hadiths that emphasize the importance of the verse of The Throne and shed light on its spiritual and practical benefits.

Hazrat Ubayy bin Kab (RA) said:

Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: O Abu’ al-Mundhir, do you know the verse from the Book of Allah Almighty which, according to you, is the greatest? I said: Allah and His Apostle (SAW) know best. He again said: Abu’l-Mundhir, do you know the verse from the Book of Allah (SWT) which, according to you, is the greatest? I said: Allah, there is no god but He, the Living, the Eternal. Thereupon, he struck me on my breast and said: May knowledge be pleasant for you, O Abu’l-Mundhir!

[Sahih Muslim 810]

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that:

The Messenger of Allah (SAW): “For everything, there is a hump (pinnacle), and the hump (pinnacle) of the Qur’an is Surat Al-Baqarah, in it there is an Ayah which is the master of the Ayat in the Quran; [it is] Ayat Al-Kursi.”

[Jami at-Tirmidhi 2878]

Narrated by Hazrat Abu Hurairah (RA):

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Whoever recites Ha Mim Al-Mu’min – up to – To Him is the return (40:1-3) and Ayat Al-Kursi when he reaches (gets up in) the morning, he will be protected by them until the evening. And whoever recites them when he reaches the evening, he will be protected by them until the morning.”

[Jami at-Tirmidhi 2879]

Recommended Times and Benefits

Reciting Ayat ul Kursi regularly is greatly beneficial. It brings spiritual protection and blessings. This powerful verse reminds us of Allah Almighty’s supremacy and contributes actively to our spiritual well-being. 

Listen to the calming recitation embedded below as you explore the recommended times and benefits of reciting this holy verse. 

Now, let’s take a closer look at the recommended times and associated benefits:

  • After Each Obligatory Prayer: Reciting Ayatul Kursi 7 times after every obligatory prayer provides a shield against the temptations of Satan and protects our family, property, and home from threats such as theft and fire. 

    If you want to learn the importance of prayer, our blog post provides detailed information on the Five Daily Prayers.
  • Before Going to Sleep: Reciting it 70 times before sleep is believed to invoke divine protection during the night. It is believed that an angel is assigned to guard the reciter, ensuring a safe and peaceful sleep. 
  • During Times of Stress or Distress: In challenging times, reciting Ayatul Kursi 100 times can provide comfort and peace, helping to remove mental and emotional burdens. This intense recitation helps to connect deeply with spiritual support during moments of hardship.
  • For Spiritual Focus and Protection: Reciting the verse 11 times can aid in protecting against evil and harm, focusing the mind on spiritual growth and divine connection. This practice is especially beneficial when seeking inner peace and strength in difficult circumstances.

    Satan, also known as Iblis, tempts humans to sin and disobey God’s will. To learn how to defeat Shaitan, read “15 Ways To Defeat Shaitan.”
  • When Entering or Leaving the Home: This recitation acts as a spiritual safeguard, protecting the home and its residents from harm while attracting blessings and positivity into the living space.

Each of these recommended times leverages the protective and purifying power, integrating it into daily routines for maximal spiritual benefit. This verse not only serves as a reminder of Allah’s supremacy but also actively contributes to spiritual well-being.


Ayat ul Kursi is a powerful verse of the Quran that has numerous benefits for those who recite it with sincerity and understanding. Believers attribute the recitation to aiding in spiritual purification and consider it a belief that it will intercede on the Day of Judgment. Regular recitation can significantly impact the lives of those who practice it, as widely acknowledged in Islamic teachings, bringing its benefits. This verse reminds us of Allah’s (SWT) power and presence in our lives. Receiving His blessings through its recitation can bring immense rewards and blessings.






Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments


Would love your thoughts, please comment.x