Merits of Ayatul Kursi

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Assalumu 3alaykoum.

I want to know the veracity of these two sayings about Ayatul Kursi

1) Whoever recites ayatul kursi when he leaves his home, he will have 70 000 angels protecting him to the left, right in front and behind us. And if we die before returning home, a reward equal to 40 martyrs will be awarded to us.

2) When reciting ayatul kursi 40 times daily at sundown, a reward of 40 Hajj will be awarded.

Allah y jazikoum bi kheir


Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

We were unable to find these two narrations in any of books of Ahadith at our disposal.

The only book in which they are narrated is Nuzha al-Majalis. However, no referance of chain of transmission is mentioned.

Thus, it will not be permissible to quote these narrations.

That, however, does not invalidate any of the other various narrations mentioned in authentic books of Ahadith.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best


Ismail Moosa (Mufti)


وفي حديث آخر: من قرأها عند غروب الشمس أربعين مرة كتب الله له أربعين حجة ……

……وقال جابر بن عبدالله سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول ” من قرأ آية الكرسي حين يخرج من بيته وكل الله به سبعين ألف ملك يحفظونه من بين يديه ومن خلفه وعن يمينه وعن شماله وإن مات قبل أن يرجع أعطاه الله ثواب أربعين شهيدا ”
(نزهة المجالس و منتخب النفايس ، 39 & 41)

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