Have you been thinking of buying Ayat Al Kursi wall art, like anAyat Al Kursi wall framefor your living room? This, in order to make your home visually express your belief, and also to be reminded of the importance of this beautiful verse each time you see it on your wall? Ayat Al Kursi, or “the Throne Verse” in English, is the 255th ayat of Surah Al Baqarah, the second and the longest chapter of the Holy Quran. A significant passage from the Quran, the benefits and virtues of reciting it have been reported in a good number of authentic hadith. Many Muslims recite the ayat in mornings and evenings and when before sleeping in the night.

Given below are some hadith that state the benefits and virtues of reciting the Ayat Al Kursi:

  1. Abu Huraira (RA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “Everything has its splendour, and the splendour of the Quran is Surah al Baqarah. In it is a verse which is the greatest verse of the Quran: Ayat al-Kursi.” (Tirmidhi)
  2. Abu Huraira (RA) said, “The Messenger of Allah (SAW) put me in charge of guarding the alms (zakat) of Ramzan. Someone came to me and began to take handfuls of food. I grabbed him and said, ‘By Allah, I will take you to the Messenger of God!’ – and he mentioned the narration – “He said, ‘When you go to bed, recite the Throne verse (Ayat al Kursi), and you will have someone guarding over you from Allah and Satan will not come near you until morning.’ The Prophet (SAW) said, ‘He told you the truth even though he is a liar. That was Satan.” (Bukhari)
  3. Abu Huraira (RA) said, “The Prophet (SAW) said, ‘Whoever recites, when he wakes up, the chapter Ha Mim until [the verse ending] ilayhi al-masir and the Throne verse (Ayat Al Kursi) is protected, through them, until the evening; and whoever recites them at evening time is protected, through them, until morning.’” [Tirmidhi]
  4. Ayfa’ told of a man who asked the Messenger of Allah (SAW) which surah of the Quran was greatest and was told that it was “Say, He is Allah, One.” He asked which ayat of the Quran was greatest and was told that it was the Throne Verse, “Allah, there is no god but He, the Living, the Eternal.” He asked Allah’s Messenger which verse he would like to bring good to him and his people and was told, “The end of Surah Al Baqarah, for it is one of the treasures of Allah’s mercy from under His throne, which He gave to these people, and there is no good in this world and the next, which it does not include.” (Tirmidhi)

It is therefore pretty much clear from the above-mentioned prophetic narrations the significance of the Throne Verse is so important, and why many Muslims recite and memorise the verse. It should therefore really be no surprise that Muslims display in their living spaces Ayat Al Kursi wall art such as an Ayat Al Kursi wall frame.

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