Ayatul Kursi, one of the greatest Ayats in Quran begins with Allahu la ilaha illa huwal Hayyul Qayyum. The ayat is in Surah Al-Baqarah verse 255.
In this article, we will be looking at the Arabic text of Allahu la ilaha illa huwal Hayyul, Transliteration, pronunciation, benefits and meanings.
Allahu La Ilaha Illa Huwal Hayyul Qayyum in Arabic Text
To read with Arabic text ayatul kursi is written,
ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ٱلْحَىُّ ٱلْقَيُّومُ ۚ لَا تَأْخُذُهُۥ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ ۚ لَّهُۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَمَا فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ ۗ مَن ذَا ٱلَّذِى يَشْفَعُ عِندَهُۥٓ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِۦ ۚ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ ۖ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَىْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِۦٓ إِلَّا بِمَا شَآءَ ۚ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضَ ۖ وَلَا يَـُٔودُهُۥ حِفْظُهُمَا ۚ وَهُوَ ٱلْعَلِىُّ ٱلْعَظِيمُ
Allahu La Ilaha Illa Huwal Hayyul Qayyum Transliteration
Allahu laaa ilaaha illaa huwal haiyul qai-yoom; laa taakhuzuhoo sinatunw wa laa nawm; lahoo maa fissamaawaati wa maa fil ard; man zallazee yashfa’u indahooo illaa be iznih; ya’lamu maa baina aideehim wa maa khalfahum; wa laa yuheetoona beshai ‘immin ‘ilmihee illa be maa shaaaa; wasi’a kursiyyuhus samaa waati wal arda wa la ya’ooduho hifzuhumaa; wa huwal aliyyul ‘azeem.
Allahu La Ilaha Illa Huwal Hayyul-Qayyum Meaning in English
The translation of this ayat is, “Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.“
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Is Ayatul Kursi a Surah?
No, Ayatul Kursi is not a surah. It is a verse in the Quran. This verse is ayah 255 from Surah Baqarah commonly referred to as Ayatul Kursi (meaning “The Throne”).
Allahu La Ilaha Illa Huwal-Hayyul Qayyum Benefits
Being the greatest Ayat in the Quran, Ayatul Kursi has numerous benefits for you. The benefits include:
- If you read it in the morning, you will be protected from shaitan till the evening.
- And if you read it in the evening, you will be protected from them till the morning.
- A person who recites Ayat al-Kursi after every mandatory salah will be admitted to heaven.
- The recitation of Ayat al-Kursi can cure anyone who is afflicted with the evil eye or magic.
- Reciting Surah Baqarah, the chapter in which Ayat al-Kursi is found, shields your home from shaytan.
Explanation Of Allahu La Ilaha Illa Huwa
This verse contains ten of Allah’s Attributes, Honored and Glorious is He. Allah – Honored and Glorious is He – said:
“Allah! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists.”
This contains the sanctification of the Oneness of Allah, Honored and Glorious is He.
‘La ilaaha illa Huwa Al-Hayyu Al-Qayyum) means there is no god worthy of worship in truth except Him, Glorious and Honored.
Everything worshipped besides Allah is a case of misplaced worship even if it is named a deity. This is just a name, which they have forged for which Allah has sent down no authority.
“The Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists.”
That is, the One Who is perfect in His living and His Timeless Existence. He is the perfect Living One Whose existence was not preceded by a period of nonexistence nor will it be followed by extinction.
This is because He is the first, and nothing precedes Him. and He is the Last, and nothing succeeds Him. Allah, Honored and Glorious said:
“Whatever is on it (the earth) will perish. And the face of your Lord full of Majesty and Honour will remain forever.”Surah Ar- Rahman: 26, 27
Some of the pious predecessors said that the one who recites:
“Whatever is on it (the earth) will perish,” must not stop at that. Rather, he should say:
“Whatever is on it (the earth) will perish and the Face of your Lord full of Majesty and Honour will remain forever,” so that the deficiency of creatures become manifest and the perfection of the Creator, Glorious and Honored is He, becomes apparent.
He, The Mighty and Sublime, is the Ever Living, perfect in His Life. So also, His life is not blemished or defective in any form while the lives of others are defective.
Take a look at your life, O man; if you consider your sense of hearing, then your hearing is deficient, you cannot hear everything.
So also your sight, same for your health; there are several illnesses which afflict man. The same goes for all other elements of life, they are all deficient.
As for the Lord (Allah), Honored and Glorious is He, He has perfect Life.
“Al-Qayyum – the One Who sustains and protects all that exists!” That is, the One Who is Self-Subsisting and also sustains others.
He is the Self-Subsisting, Honored and Glorious is He, Who is not in need of anyone:
“And whoever disbelieves then Allah stands not in need of any of the Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists).”
“If you disbelieve, then verily, Allah is not in need of you; He likes not disbelief for His slaves. And if you are grateful (by being believers), He is pleased therewith for you.”Surah Az-Zumar: 7
He is the Rich and the Independent. In a divine hadeeth, He, Glorious and Honored is He, said:
‘O My slave, you can never be able to harm Me, nor can you ever be able to benefit Me.’
So, He exists by Himself and is not dependent or in need of anyone. He maintains everything else. The Sustainer of everything is Allah, Honored and Glorious is He.
Allah the most High said:
Is then He (Allah) Who takes charge (guards, maintains, provides) of every person and knows all that He has earned (like any other deities who know nothing).”Surah Ar-Rad: 33
That is, is He similar to the one who has authority over nothing? The One in charge of every soul and Who knows what it has earned is Allah, Honored and Glorious.
Therefore, Al-Qayyum has two meanings:
- The Self-Subsisting Who exits by Himself and is not in need of anyone; and
- The One Who sustains every other thing; that is, every other thing is in need of Allah.
“Neither slumber nor sleep overtake Him.”
Slumber is a dormant state which precedes sleep. Sleep is well known. Allah, Honored and Glorious, is not overtaken by slumber nor sleep but man is overtaken by slumber and sleep even while observing Salat.
Man sometimes slumbers while talking to people as he is unable to control himself. But Allah, Honored and Glorious is He, is never overtaken by slumber nor sleep because of His perfect Existence, the Mighty and Sublime, and His Perfect Self-subsisting nature.
In an authentic hadeeth, the Prophet said:
‘Verily, Allah does not sleep and it is not proper for Him to sleep.’
This means that it is totally impossible for Him, Honored and Glorious is He, to sleep, because He has perfect Existence and is perfectly Self- Subsisting.
Who would maintain creation if the Creator slept! There is no one, so He, Glorious and Honored is He, is not overtaken by slumber nor sleep.
“And He is the Most High, the Most Great.”
He is High, Honored and Glorious is He, above all things; and He is Great, greater than every other thing. Some of the people of knowledge say:
‘The highness is of two categories: The Highness of His person, Honored and Glorious, that He is above everything; and the Loftiness of His Attributes.
His Attributes are loftier than those of every other thing. The Great means One with Greatness, Power, Magnificence, Honor and Majesty. These meanings reinforce that it is the greatest verse of Allah’s Book.
Allah alone grants success.