Verse of the Throne

Ayat al Kursi can be split into nine phrases. The Quran is filled with many miracles and patterns beyond the understanding and creation of man.

1.اللَّهُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ

2. لاَ تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلاَ نَوْمٌ

3. لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ

4. مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِهِ

5. يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ

6. وَلاَ يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلاَّ بِمَا شَاءَ

7. وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاواتِ وَالأَرْضَ

8. وَلاَ يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا

9. وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ

The first sentence ends with two names of Allah: The Ever Living and the Source of All Establishment. This sentence is similar to the last (ninth) sentence, which also has two names of Allah: The Most High and the Most Supreme.

In the second sentence, Allah says that He does not get tired, nor does he sleep or does drowsiness befall Him. In the second to last (eighth) sentence, Allah explains how protecting all of His creation does not exhaust him. Both relate to Allah’s inability to get tired or drowsy regardless of all He does.

The third sentence is connected to the third last (seventh) sentence. It is important to know the difference between being an Owner and a King. Owners control objects. Kings control people. Allah says in the third phrase that he owns the skies and the Earth, which demonstrates the first aspect of control: ownership. The third last sentence states that His throne extends over the skies and earth, which demonstrates the second aspect of control: kingdom.

The fourth sentence states that one can intercede on the day of judgement ONLY with the permission and authority of Allah. In the fourth to last (sixth) phrase, Allah states that we can not comprehend His knowledge unless ONLY He gives it to us. Both these parts, therefore, emphasize the authority and power of Allah (SWT).

Stepping back from the picture:

1 connects with 9

2 connects with 8

3 connects with 7

4 connects with 6

Five is the middle sentence. Allah states that He knew what is ahead of them and what is before them. This relates to how He knew what was ahead of the Ayah and what was before the Ayah.

These Ayats are proof of the Miracle of the Quran and the truth that is beheld in its symbolism and literary structure.

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