[Q-ID0612] What is the benefit in reciting Ayah al-Kursi?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars of the Dīn and muftīs of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: What is the virtue of Āyah al-Kursī, and if there is a Hadīth regarding it, then please can you mention it?

Questioner: Miya from UK

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

Āyah al-Kursī holds great excellence and the religious & worldly benefits from reading it have been mentioned in Hadīth, that one’s home, in fact all the homes in one’s vicinity are protected from theft and all kinds of evils & calamities, and the one who recites it after each [of the five daily] salāh receives good news of [entry into] Paradise. Just as Sayyidunā ‘Alī, may Allāh ﷻ increase him further in honour, stated that he heard from the Noble Messenger ﷺ that he ﷺ, while on the pulpit, was stating that,

“مَنْ قَرَأَ آيَةَ الْكُرْسِيِّ دُبُرَ كُلِّ صَلَاةٍ لَمْ يَمْنَعْهُ مِنْ دُخُولِهِ الْجَنَّةَ إِلَّا الْمَوْتُ، وَمَنْ قَرَأَهَا حِينَ يَأْخُذُ مَضْجَعَهُ أَمَّنَهُ اللهُ عَلَى دَارِهِ وَدَارِ جَارِهِ وَالدُوَيْرَاتِ حَوْلَهُ”

“Whomsoever recites Āyah al-Kursī after every salāh, nothing other than death can stop such a person from entering Jannah. Also, whomsoever recited this before sleeping, then Allāh Almighty will keep said person’s home protected, as well as the homes of his neighbours; all the homes within his vicinity will be protected.”

[Shu’ab al-Īmān, Hadīth no 2174]

‘Allāmah ‘Abdul Mustafā Āzhamī, upon be mercy, writes in the book Jannatī Zaywar, that if Āyah al-Kursī is written and its blessed writing is hung in a high place in any property, then Allāh ﷻ willing, such home will never be stricken with poverty. Rather, there will be blessings and increase in sustenance, and thieves will never be able to enter such home.

[Jannatī Zaywar, pg 589]

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Haider Ali

Read the original Urdu answer here: [Q-ID0612] What is the benefit in reciting Ayah al-Kursi?

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