Reciting Ayatul Kursi before sleeping


Is this Hadith authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

من قرأها (آية الكرسي) حين يأخذ مضجعه أمنه الله على داره ودار جاره والدويرات حوله



Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “…Whomsoever recites Ayatul Kursi when going to bed, Allah Ta’ala will protect his home, his neighbours home as well as the homes around him.”

(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 2174)


The chain consists of a narrator who has been declared extremely weak by some Muhaddithun and a liar by other Muhaddithun.

(Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 5 pg. 36, number: 8616)


See more virtues of Ayatul Kursi here.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar