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SIX FACTS ABOUT THE THRONE OF ALLAH

Six Facts About the Throne of Allah from the Quran and Sunnah

“It is He who created the heavens and earth in six days and then established Himself above the Throne. He knows what penetrates into the earth and what emerges from it and what descends from the heaven and what ascends therein; and He is with you wherever you are. And Allah, of what you do, is Seeing.”

(Quran 57:4)

Allah has mentioned His Throne and Kursi in the Quran, and our beloved Prophet has told us about it in several narrations.

So here are Six facts about the Throne of Allah to help us understand the greatness of Allah and His creation:

1) THE THRONE (AL-ARSH) IS ALLAH’S FIRST AND GREATEST CREATION

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“First of all, there was nothing but Allah, and (then He created His Throne). His throne was over the water, and He wrote everything in the Book (in the Heaven) and created the Heavens and the Earth.”

(Bukhari)

2) THE THRONE OF ALLAH IS ON WATER

“And it is He who created the heavens and the earth in six days – and His Throne had been upon water…”

(Quran 11:7)

The Prophet (pbuh) was asked,

“ Where was Allah before He created His creation?’ He said: “He was above the clouds, below which was air, and above which was air and water. Then He created His Throne above the water.”

(Sunan Ibn Majah)

3) THE BEARERS OF THE THRONE

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“I have been permitted to tell about one of Allah’s angels who bears the throne that the distance between the lobe of his ear and his shoulder is a journey of seven hundred years.”

(Sunan Abi Dawud)

4) GLORIFYING ALLAH REACHES THE THRONE

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said:

“What you mention of glory of Allah, of Tabsih (Subhan-Allah), Tahlil (Allahu-Akbar) and Tahmid (Al-Hamdu lillah), revolves around the Throne, buzzing like bees, reminding of the one who said it. Wouldn’t any one of you like to have, or continue to have, something that reminds of him (in the presence of Allah)?'”

(Sunan Ibn Majah)

5) ALLAH’S MERCY IS MENTIONED OVER THE THRONE

Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said,

“When Allah completed the creation, He wrote in His Book which is with Him on His Throne, “My Mercy overpowers My Anger.”

(Bukhari)

6) AL-FIRDAWS (THE HIGHEST PARADISE) IS DIRECTLY UNDER THE THRONE OF ALLAH

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said:

‘Paradise has one hundred grades, each of which is as big as the distance between heaven and earth. The highest of them is Firdaws and the best of them is Firdaws. The Throne is above Firdaws and from it spring forth the rivers of Paradise. If you ask of Allah, ask Him for Firdaws.’”

(Sunan Ibn Majah)

May Allah grant us Al-Firdaws the Highest level of Paradise!

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