Reciting Ayat Al-Kursiy Before Going To Bed

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ وَكَّلَنِي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بِحِفْظِ زَكَاةِ رَمَضَانَ فَأَتَانِي آتٍ فَجَعَلَ يَحْثُو مِنْ الطَّعَامِ فَأَخَذْتُهُ فَقُلْتُ لَأَرْفَعَنَّكَ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَذَكَرَ الْحَدِيثَ فَقَالَ إِذَا أَوَيْتَ إِلَى فِرَاشِكَ فَاقْرَأْ آيَةَ الْكُرْسِيِّ لَنْ يَزَالَ عَلَيْكَ مِنْ اللَّهِ حَافِظٌ وَلَا يَقْرَبُكَ شَيْطَانٌ حَتَّى تُصْبِحَ فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ صَدَقَكَ وَهُوَ كَذُوبٌ ذَاكَ شَيْطَانٌ

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, ordered me to guard the alms of Ramadan. Then someone came and was stealing from the food. I caught him and said, “I will take you to the Messenger of Allah!” He said to me, “Please do not take me to the Messenger of Allah! I will tell you a few words through which Allah will benefit you! When you go to your bed, then recite the verse of the Throne (2:255) for there will be a guard from Allah to protect you throughout the night and Satan will not come near to you until dawn.” When the Prophet heard this, he said, “He told you the truth although he is a liar, for he was Satan.



This hadith shows the virtue of reciting Ayat Al-Kursi before going to bed whereby the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) mentioned that whoever recites it when going to bed then one is protected from Satan. In another hadith Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) mentioned that when someone recites Ayat Al-Kirsi, he will protect until the morning. Two angels are deputed to protect him.

This Ayah (verse) has many virtues, from these virtues are:

  1. The Prophet described it as the greatest ayah in the Quran
  2. It is considered to be protection from all types of evil.
  3. In it the Most Great Name of Allah is mentioned

And Allah Knows Best!

Reference: Surah al-Baqarah 2: 255, al-Bukhaari