Protection of the houses in a neighbourhood by reciting Ayatul Kursi

Question

What is the status of the following narrations?

عن ابن مسعود قال: قال رجل: يا رسول الله, علمني شيئا ينفعني الله به. قال: “اقرأ آية الكرسي؛ فإنه يحفظك وذريتك ويحفظ دارك حتى الدويرات حول دارك “

(Fawaidul Mahamili; Ad-Durrul Manthur, Surah Baqarah, Verse: 255)

 

عن علي بن أبي طالب: سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول: “من قرأ آية الكرسي في دبر كل صلاة, لم يمنعه من دخول الجنة إلا الموت, ومن قرأها حين يأخذ مضجعه, أمنه الله على داره, ودار جاره, وأهل دويرات حوله

(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 2174)

 

Answer

As for the first narration you have listed, ‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has cited it to have been recorded by ‘Allamah Mahamili (rahimahullah) on the authority of Sayyiduna Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu). I have been unable to locate its chain, and therefore cannot comment on its authenticity.

(Ad-Durrul Manthur, Surah Baqarah, Verse: 255; Also see: Al-Itqan Fi ‘Ulumil Quran, pg. 740, Ar-Risalah edition)

In Al-Itqan, ‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) has cited this narration without a chain in chapter 75; khawassul Quran, and mentioned that all the narrations he quoted till that point were not fabrications.

This does not necessarily mean that the narration is authentic. For a more accurate classification, the chain itself needs inspection.

Regarding the authenticity and translation of the second narration, see here.

 

For more virtues of Ayatul Kursi, see here.

 

Translation

It has been reported on the authority of Sayyiduna Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that a man [once] said: “O Rasulullah [sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam], teach me something through which Allah Ta’ala will benefit me.”

He (i.e. Rasulullah – sallalahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied: “Recite Ayatul Kursi, for indeed He (Allah Ta’ala) will protect you along with your progeny, and He will protect your house and even the houses around your house.”

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Farhan Shariff

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar