اللّهُ لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ لاَ تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلاَ نَوْمٌ لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ مَن ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلاَ يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلاَّ بِمَا شَاءَ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ وَلاَ يَؤُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ
Allah! None is worthy of worship but He, the Ever-Living, the Self-Subsisting. Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth belongs to Him alone. Who can dare intercede with Him except by His permission? HE knows all that happens before the Creation and after them; and they cannot encompass anything of His knowledge except that which He wills. His Throne encompasses the heavens and the earth, and the protection of both the earth and the heavens does not pose Him any difficulty. He alone is Most High, Most Great ~ Ayatul Kursi ~ Surah Al Baqarah 2:255
Hadith Pertaining to Ayatul Kursi :
1. It is narrated from Hazrat Ubay ibn Ka’b Radiyallahu-Anhu that the Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam asked, “Abu Mundhir, do you know which verse of Allah’s book is the greatest?”… I replied, “Allah and His Messenger know best.” He repeated his question and I said, “Allahu La ilaha illa Huwal Hayyul Qayyum.” …. Thereupon he struck me on the chest and said, “May Knowledge become easy for you Abu Mundhir!” ~ (Muslim)
2. Hazrat Abu Umamah Radiyallahu-Anhu relates that Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam has said, “Whoever recites Aayatul Kursi after every obligatory prayer nothing except death prevents him from entering heaven.” ~ (Nasai)
3. Hazrat Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu anhu said, “Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam appointed me to take charge of the Zakaat of Ramadhaan. At night someone came to me and began to take up handfuls of the food. I seized him and told him I was certainly going to take him to Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam.
However, when he said, “I am needy, I have children dependent on me, and I have a pressing need.” I let him go.
In the morning the Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam asked, “What happened to your prisoner last night, Abu Hurairah” I replied, “O’ Messenger of Allah, he complained of great need and of having children dependant on him, so I had pity on him and let him go.”
He said, “He lied to you and he will come back.” I realised that he would return because Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam had told me so. Therefore, I lay waiting for him. When he came and began to take up handfuls of food, I seized him and told him I am certainly going to take you before Allah’s Messenger.
He said, “Let me go, for I am needy with children dependent on me, and I shall not return.” I had pity on him and let him go.
In the morning, Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam asked me, “What happened to your prisoner, Abu Hurairah?”
I replied, “Messenger of Allah, he complained of great need and of having children dependent on him, so I had pity on him and let him go.”
Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “He has certainly lied to you, and he will come back.”
So, I lay in wait for him, and when he came back and took up handfuls of food I seized him and said, “I am certainly going to take you before Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, for this is the third time you are asserting you will not return, but you always do.”
He said, “If you let me go I will teach you some words by which Allah will reward you. When you go to your bed recite the “Verse of the Throne”, till you finish the verse, a guardian from Allah will then remain over you and no devil will come near you till the morning.”
Therefore, I let him go, and in the morning Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam asked me, “What happened to your prisoner.”
I replied, “He asserted that he would teach me some words by which Allah will benefit me.”
He Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said, “He certainly told you the truth, though he is a great liar. Do you know whom you have been talking to for three nights?” When I replied that I did not, he said, “That was Shaytaan.” ~ (Bukhari)