What are the Benefits of Reciting Ayat al Kursi?

What are the Benefits of Reciting Ayat al Kursi?

Written by EquranekareemJun 28, 2024
What are the Benefits of Reciting ayat ul Kursi

Ayat al Kursi is also called the Throne Verse. It is located in Surah Al-Baqarah (Chapter 2), Verse 255 of the Quran and it is also a renowned and powerful verse from the Holy Quran. This verse is recited by millions of Muslims around the world as it holds a special place in their hearts and minds and also known as one of most important Dua to remember. 

Ayat al-Kursi offers numerous benefits :

  • Protection and security
  • Warding off evil
  • Allah’s protection during sleep
  • Intercession on the Day of Judgment


1. Protection From Evil:

Ayat ul Kursi is one of the most strong verse of Surah Bakra. This verse protects us from jins, devils, evil eyes and black magic. Reciting Ayat al-Kursi acts as a shield against evil forces including and provides protection from harm. The verse mentions the greatness and power of Allah.

Believers also seek the divine protection of Allah by reciting this verse. It guards them against the influence of Satan and his temptations. It is recommended to recite Ayat ul Kursi before sleeping or going to bed.

There is an authentic narration:

Whenever you go to bed, recite “Ayat-al-Kursi”– ‘Allahu la ilaha illa huwa-l-Haiy-ul Qaiyum’ till you finish the whole verse. (If you do so), Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you and no satan will come near you till morning

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2. Spiritual Connection

Reciting Ayat al-Kursi deepens one’s spiritual connection with Allah. It is a means of expressing devotion and humility before the Almighty. As believers recite and reflect upon the profound meaning of this verse, they strengthen their bond with their Creator, experiencing tranquillity and inner peace.

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. 

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2884

3. A Door to Paradise

Ayat al-Kursi is often described as a door that leads to Paradise due to its significance and rewards. The verse is believed to contain immense blessings and virtues for those who recite it regularly and reflect upon its meaning. It is recommended to read Ayat al Kursi after every Salah.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) narrated ‘’ 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)]

4. Divine Blessings

Ayat al-Kursi is associated with abundant blessings from Allah. The verse states that Allah does not tire or slumber, and His knowledge encompasses everything. By reciting this verse regularly, Muslims seek the blessings and mercy of Allah, opening the doors of divine abundance and guidance in their lives.

5. Faith and Certainty

Reciting Ayat al-Kursi instils a sense of faith and certainty in the hearts of believers. This verse acts as a reminder of Allah’s sovereignty and His control over all affairs including our destiny.

6. Divine Assistance

Ayat al-Kursi is considered a supplication seeking Allah’s help and support. By reciting this verse, Muslims acknowledge their reliance on Allah in times of difficulty, seeking His assistance and guidance. It is a means of entrusting one’s affairs to the All-Knowing and seeking His divine intervention in all aspects of life.

Why Should We Read Ayat al Kursi?

The benefits of reciting Ayat al-Kursi are manifold. It provides protection from evil, strengthens one’s faith, promotes spiritual connection, and seeks Allah’s blessings and assistance. When Muslims recite this powerful verse, they invite divine tranquillity, guidance, and mercy into their lives. 

Therefore, incorporating the recitation of Ayat al-Kursi into our daily routine is a means to experience the profound benefits it offers, allowing us to draw closer to Allah and enrich our spiritual journey.

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