A'uzu billahi minashaitanir rajim Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
'Allahu laaa 'ilaaha 'illaa Huu. 'Al-Hayyul-Qayyuum.
Laa ta'-khuzuhuu sinatunw-wa laa nawm.
Lahuu maa fissamaawaati wa ma fil-'arz.
Man-zallazii yashfa-'u'indahuuu 'illaa bi-'iznih?
Ya'-lamu maa bayna 'aydiihim wa maa khalfahum.
Wa laa yuhiituuna bi-shay-'im-min 'ilmihiii 'illaa bimaa shaaa'.
Wasi-'a Kursiyyu-hus-Samaawaati wal-'arz;
Wa laa ya-'uuduhuu hifzu -humaa wa Huwal-'Aliyyul-'Aziim (Surah al-Baqarah 2: 255)
I seek refuge in Allah from the outcast Satan. In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal.
Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him.
Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth.
Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave?
He knoweth that which is in front of them and that which is behind them,
while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will.
His throne includeth the heavens and the earth,
and He is never weary of preserving them.
He is the Sublime,the Tremendous.
Ayatul kursi is verse 255 of the seond chapter (Surah) of the Holy Quran ,Surat Al- Baqarah
(The Chapter of the Cow).
It is one of the most beautiful chapters(Surahs) of the Quran.Reciting this chapter carries lots of rewards(sawab).The Prophet(pbuh) called this chapter as the "Heart of Quran".It has been experienced that reciting this chapter dispels all evil influences from the mind especially devilish influences.
The Prophet (pbuh) said, "Whoever recites Aayatul Kursi after every Farz (Farz Salat). Only death is keeping him/her from entering Jannah. (As soon as he/she dies, will enter Jannah)(Nasa'i ) .
It's in another Hadis that one who recites Ayatul Kursi after one Farz (Farz Salat) will stay in Allah's protection until the next Salat. (Tabrani Fil Kabeer, A'n Alhasan Bin Ali Radiallah Anhuma)
Imam Baihaqi states that the one who recites Ayatul Kursi before falling asleep, Allah Tala gives protection to his/her home and his/her Family.
According to another Hadis Jinns and Shaitans do not come close to the house in which Ayatul Kursi is recited. (Tirmizi Altargheeb Wal Tarheeb Lilmanzari vol.2 pp.631)
Hazrat A'isha Rz narrates that a person arrived to Prophet(pbuh) and complained that there is no Barkat (Blessings) in anything in his home. The Prophet (pbuh) said, "You do not recite Ayatul Kursi, over whichever Food and Curry you will recite Ayatul Kursi, Allah Tala will give Blessings on that Food and Curry. (Tafseer Durre Mansoor vol. 1 pp. 323).
Hazrath Ali ibn Abi Talib Rz. narrates that the Prophet (PBUH ) said that,"I cannot understand how a person, who is a Muslim and owner of reason(intellect) can spend the night without reading Ayat ul Kursi.If you knew the benefits of it, then you will never discard it under any condition."
Hazrath Abdullah bin Mas'ud Rz. narrates that a person said to the Prophet (pbuh)" O Messenger of Allah(s.a.w.), teach me something through which Allah will give me benefit". The Prophet (pbuh) said "Continue reciting Ayat ul Kursi.This will be a means of protection for you, your children and even those houses which are near your house"
May Allah make us recite this beautiful Chapter as often as possible. Aameen.
By SYEDA FATIMA ZEHRA MUBEEN