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Ayat al-Kursi, al-

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    Ayat al-Kursi, al-

    Verse of the Throne, Quran 2:255 . One of the principal verses of refuge and protection. Its recitation is believed to protect one from evil; before sleep, to keep house and family safe; after each prayer, to pave the way to paradise. Often used for amulet inscriptions. Its power is also praised in hadith.

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