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An unauthentic virtue of Ayatul Kursi

I heard the following narration regarding the virtue of Ayatul Kursi. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“If one recites Ayatul Kursi, Allah Ta’ala will remove his soul personally [and not the Angel of death].”

Can this be verified?


Hafiz Khatib Al Baghdadi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration.

The Muhaddithun however, have declared the Hadith unreliable. ‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has quoted ‘Allamah Taqiyyud Din As Subki’s (rahimahullah) verdict, ‘This narration is unreliable [munkar], it resembles a fabrication.’ The Hadith is not suitable to quote.

(Tarikh Baghdad, vol. 7 pg. 114, Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 1 pg. 104, Hadith: 108 and Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 1 pg. 294/295)

There are other authentic virtues of Ayatul Kursi which should be quoted instead. See some examples here.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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