Ayat-ul-Kursi —The verse of the Throne
When I was a child my mother told me to recite Ayatul Kursi before going to bed every night. She said if I do so then Allah will send an angel to protect me from any harm. From then onwards when I recite Ayatul Kursi I feel protected as if Allah is looking over me. Even now when I travel alone or when I drop my kids to school or when I put them to sleep I recite this part of “The Glorious Quran” (Surah-albaqarah- verse no 255) and it seems as if all my fears and concerns are taken care of.
Abu Umaamah said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever recites Aayat al-Kursiy immediately after each prescribed prayer, there will be nothing standing between him and his entering Paradise except death.”
Everything has its pinnacle and the pinnacle of the Qur’an is Surah al-Baqarah. In it there is an ayah which is the greatest in the Qur’an: Ayat al-Kursi