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The Main Theme (Ayat-ul-Kursi)
Ayat-ul-Kursi, “verse of Throne” describes the Oneness of Allah and His attributes. It gives perfect knowledge of Allah.
This passage describes the concept of Tauheed with respect to Allah’s matchless attributes .The central theme of this verse revolves around the unity of Allah Almighty, His omniscience, and omnipotence. Since He is the creator and Lord of the whole universe, nothing is beyond the domain of Allah and no one can escape His knowledge.
He is the master, the owner of the heaven, the earth and every thing therein. Quran says “To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth….(3: 109)
No one can challenge and interrupt in His kingdom and authority. The knowledge of Allah Almighty is infinite and perfect, yet His creations cannot know every thing which Allah Almighty knows. This makes him Omniscient.
The entire universe obeys His order and operates according the rules, He has laid down. He is perfectly unique and matchless and this makes Him immensely supreme exalted and worthy of worship.
Importance of Theme
Belief in the Oneness of Allah is the first article of faith in Islam. This Quranic passage mentions Allah’s Oneness and His matchless attributes .He is Supreme and free from all defects and short comings. The attributes of Allah are different from any things we know in our present world He is Eternal and ever living. His existence is absolute existence.
His knowledge is complete, absolute, perfect and all embracing. He is aware of the hidden and the manifest, the present, the future as well the past. He is beyond our perception.
Belief in the Oneness of Allah shapes and regulates the entire course of a Muslim’s life. A believer in Allah is sure that Allah knows and sees every thing, so he is restrained from committing a sin even secretly in the darkness of night, because of his firm conviction that Allah is All-Knowing and All-Seeing.
The Prophet (S.A.W) used to recite Ayat ul Kursi after every prayer and before he went to bed. He (S.A.W) said, “If someone recites Ayat-ul-Kursi after every Fardh Prayer, nothing will stop him from entering paradise except death”