Power of ‘The Verse of the Throne’

Abu Huraira (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) made me the guardian of the Zakaat of Ramadaan. One thief began to steal from it. I caught him and told him that I am definitely going to take him to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). He said,”Leave me, I am destitute and have a family”. I (Abu Huraira) left him. In the morning Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked , “What did your prisoner do last night.?” I (Abu Huraira) said, He spoke of his great need and family for which I felt pity on him and left him.” Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said,”He has spoken a lie and will definitely come again.” I (Abu harraira) understood that the (the thief) will definitely come again because Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said so. Thus I kept watch at that same barn. He (the thief) came and began stealing in handfuls. I caught him and threatened to take him to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). The thief pleaded with me to leave him as he was needy and had a family and that he will not repeat this. I (Abu Huraiah) felt pity and left him. In the morning Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked him the same question as before and his answer was the same. When the same thing happened for the third time, Abu Hurairah said to the thief,”This is the third time. Each time you say that you will not steal again and each time you steal again.” The thief said,”Leave me, and I will teach you such words through which Allaah will benefit you.”. I (Abu Huraira) inquired about those words and the thief said,”When you go to your sleeping place, then recite Ayatul Kursi completely. Allaah will stipulate a guardian for you and Shaitaan will not come near you until the morning. I released him. In the morning Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked,”What did your thief do last night?” Abu Hurairah narrated what had transpired. The Sahabah were most enthusiastic to gain virtues. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said,”He has spoken the truth although he is a liar. Oh Abu Huraira, do you know with whom you were talking to for the past three nights.” I said “No”. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that it was Satan.

Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrates,”I cannot understand how a person, who is a Muslim, and owner of reason (intellect) can spend the night without reading Ayatul Kursi. If you knew the benefits of it, then you will never discard it under any condition”. Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) stated ,”I have been given Aayatul Kursi from the treasures under the Arsh of Allaah and it was not given to anyone before me”.
Hadhrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) says, “From the time I have heard this, I have never passed a night without reading it”.


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