Friday, 23 December 2011

Ayat Kursi

Surah Al-Baqarah is the second Surah in the Quran.

Surah Al-Baqarah Ayat 255 is also known as "Ayat Kursi". Its meaning is as follows:

"Allah, tidak ada Tuhan melainkan Dia yang hidup kekal lagi terus-menerus mengurus (makhlukNya), tidak mengantuk dan tidak tidur. KepunyaanNya apa yang ada di langit dan di bumi. Tiada yang dapat memberi syafaat di sisi Allah tanpa izinNya. Allah mengetahui apa yang di hadapan mereka dan di belakang mereka dan mereka tidak mengetahui apa-apa dari ilmu Allah melainkan apa yang dikehendakiNya. Kursi(4) Allah meliputi langit dan bumi. Dan Allah tidak merasa berat memelihara keduanya dan Allah Maha Tinggi, lagi Maha Besar.

(4) Sebahagian mufassir mengertikan Kursi dalam ayat ini dengan ilmu Allah dan ada pula yang mentafsirkan dengan kekuasaanNya.

From Quran databases at the Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement, USA:

002.255
YUSUF ALI: Allah! There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory).

PICKTHAL: Allah! There is no deity save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave? He knoweth that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His throne includeth the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is the Sublime, the Tremendous.

SHAKIR: Allah is He besides Whom there is no god, the Everliving, the Self-subsisting by Whom all subsist; slumber does not overtake Him nor sleep; whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth is His; who is he that can intercede with Him but by His permission? He knows what is before them and what is behind them, and they cannot comprehend anything out of His knowledge except what He pleases. His knowledge extends over the heavens and the earth, and the preservation of them both tires Him not, and He is the Most High, the Great.

YouTube:
Ayat Al-Kursi recited by Sa'ad al Ghamidi with English translation
Ayat Al-Kursi recited by Mishary Rashid al Afasy

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