Insights into Aayatul Kursi
بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله
This post is an excerpt from the Friday Sermon on Aayatul Kursi which is indeed the Greatest Ayah of the glorious Qur’an.
In a beautiful hadeeth, it is narrated from Ubayy ibn Ka’ab:
فحين سأل رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أبي بن كعب رضي الله عنه :
« يا أبا المنذر، أتدري أي آية من كتاب الله معك أعظم؟»
. قال : الله ورسوله أعلم
قال : يا أبا المنذر أتدري أي آية من كتاب الله معك أعظم؟
(قال : ( الله لا إله إلا هو الحي القيوم
قال : فضرب في صدري، وقال :« والله ليهنك العلم أبا المنذر». أي هنيئا لك العلم
The Messenger of Allah once asked Ubayy Ibn Ka’ab, may Allah be pleased with him, “O Abul Mundhir! Do you know which Ayah in Allah’s Book is the greatest?”
Ubayy said, “Allah and His Apostle know best.”
The Prophet (peace be upon him) again asked, “O Abul Mundhir! In your opinion, which Ayah in Allah’s Book is the greatest?”
He said, “Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence.”
Thereupon he patted Ubayy in the chest and said, “Rejoice by this knowledge, O Abul Mundhir!” (that is to say, may the knowledge be pleasant for you) See the Text recorded in Sahih Muslim
On its own merits, Aayat Al Kursi is seen as the most excellent Ayah in the holy Qur’an because it contains the greatest meanings as well as a number of the beautiful names of Allah, the Most High. It begins with “Allah”, the name which imparts tranquility to souls and brings assurance to the hearts.
Allah, the Almighty, declares:
ألا بذكر الله تطمئن القلوب
“unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured.” Surah Ar-Raad 13: 28
Indeed, whoever takes refuge with Allah, the Most Compassionate will protect him, whoever asks for His help, He will relieve him, and whoever asks Him for provisions He will provide him.
Allah, the Almighty, asks:
أمن يجيب المضطر إذا دعاه
“is He [not best] who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him.” Surah An-Naml 27: 62
This ayah begins with two great names of Allah, the Almighty: الحي القيوم, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence.
Indeed, supplications to Allah by these two Names are more likely to be answered.
In this regard, it was narrated that a man supplicated to his Lord saying:
اللهم إنِّي أسألك بأنَّ لَكَ الْحَمدُ لاَ إلهَ إلاّ أنتَ، المَنَّان، بَدِيعُ السَّموات وَالأرض، ذَا الْجَلالِ والإكْرَام
َيَا حيُّ يَا قيوم، إنِّي أسْأَلُك
“O Allah, indeed I ask You since all praise is due to You, there is none worthy of worship but You, the Bestower, the Creator of the heavens and earth, O Possessor of majesty and honour, O the Ever-living, the Sustainer of (all) existence, I ask of You.”
فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم :« أتدرون بما دعا؟». قالوا: الله ورسوله أعلم. قال صلى الله عليه وسلم
“والذي نفسي بيده، لقد دعا الله باسمه العظيم الذي إذا دعي به أجاب، وإذا سئل به أعطى”
The Messenger of Allah said, “Do you know what he has supplicated with?” The companions said, “Allah and His Messenger know best.” He said, “By the One in Whose Hand is my soul, he called upon Allah by His greatest Name, which, if He is called by it, He responds, and if He is asked by it, He gives.”
Subhanallaah! Glory be to Allah.
يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيّومْ بِرَحْمَتِكَ أسْتَغِيث
O Ever-Living, O Self-Sustaining Sustainer! In Your Mercy do I seek relief Read the full hadeeth here
The greatness of this ayah can also be understood from this beautiful saying of the glorious Messenger of Allah:
من قرأ آية الكرسي في دبر كل صلاة مكتوبة لم يمنعه من دخول الجنة إلا أن يموت
“Whoever recites Aayat Al Kursi immediately after each prescribed prayer, there will be nothing standing between him and his entering Paradise except death.”
Read the full English translation of the Khutbah on Aayatul Kursi here, or download as PDF. Click here for Arabic Khutbah
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