Information regarding Ayatul Kursi

Fatwa ID: 02584

Answered by: Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Question

There are many virtues to ayaatul kursi, 

Where would this hadith be found, and would it be fabricated?

 If one recites this after performing Wudhoo, the 5th Imam Hadhrat Imam Muhammad Baqir (AS) has said: Allah will give him a reward of 40 years of Ibadaat, his position will be raised in the Heavens 40 times (levels) and will marry him to 40 Horains. 

Ash-Shawkaani, may Allaah have mercy on him, said: 'The chain of narrators of this narration includes Muqaatil Ibn Sulaymaan, and he is a liar.' 

can you give me more information please?

Answer

There are many virtues of Ayatul Kursi, which can be found in the books of hadith.

Saiduna Ubayy Bin Kaab raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him) narrated that one-day, the Prophet of Allah ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) asked “O Ubayy! What is the most excellent verse of the Quran?” Ubayy Bin Kaab Radiallahu Anhu replied, “Allah and His Messenger know best.” The Prophet of Allah ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said, “In your opinion, what is the most excellent verse of the Quran?” Ubayy Bin Kaab Radiallahu Anhu replied, “Allah – There is no god but He”(i.e. Ayatul Kursi). The Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam placed his hand on his chest and said, “O Ubayy Bin Kaab! May your knowledge be pleasant for you.” (Sahih Muslim p.271 v.1)

Saaiduna Hasan Bin Ali raḍyAllāhu 'anhu (may Allāh be pleased with him) narrates that the Prophet of Allah ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said, "He who recites Ayatul Kursi after obligatory salah is in the protection of Allah until the next salat." (Tabarani) 

The information that you have quoted in your question is from a Shia source. You should be careful which books or Internet sites you take your information from. Sometimes these sites are run by non-Muslims who are spreading false information about the Qur’an and Hadith. It is good that you have contacted a scholar regarding the validity of the information mentioned above and not started acting upon it without any investigation.

Only Allah Knows Best

Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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