The Meaning of Ayatu l-Kursiyy Tafsir

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم

اللَّـهُ لَا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ ۚ لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ ۚ لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ مَن ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِندَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِ ۚ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ ۖ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلَّا بِمَا شَاءَ ۚ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ ۖ وَلَا يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا ۚ وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ ﴿255﴾

Allâhu lâ 'ilâha 'illa huwa l-Hayyu l-Qayyûm, lâ ta'khudhuhu sinatun wa lâ nawm, lahu mâ fi s-samâwâti wa mâ fi l-‘arD, man dhalladhî yashfa`u `indahu ‘illâ bi ‘idhnih, ya`lamu mâ bayna 'aydîhim wa mâ khalfahum, wa lâ yuHîTûna bishay'in min `ilmihi ‘illâ bimâ shâ', wasi`a Kursiyyuhu s-samâwâti wa l-'arD, wa lâ ya'ûduhu HifDhuhumâ, wa huwa l- `Aliyyu l- `ADhîm.

The Meaning of Ayatul-Kursiyy

I start my recitation with the Name of Allah (the One Who deserves to be worshiped), Who is ar-RaHmân (the One Who is very merciful to Muslims and non-Muslims in this life), and Who is ar-RaHîm (the One Who is very merciful to Muslims only in the Hereafter).

Allâh is the One Who is the Only God. He is the One Who is attributed with an eternal and everlasting Life (which is without soul, body, blood, bones or need for food). He is the One Who manages the world and does not need any one and every one needs Him. He is not seized with somnolence or sleep. To Him belongs what is in the heavens and Earth. No one will intercede, on the Day of Judgment, except with His permission.

He knows all about His creation. They do not know except that which Allâh allowed them to know.

His Kursiyy extends farther than the heavens and Earth and He is not exhausted from preserving them.

He is the One Who has the highest status (and does not need a place) and Who has the attributes of glory, greatness, and purity from all imperfection.
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