The greatest verse in the Qur’an?

The greatest verse in the Qur’an? July 31, 2016


The Verse of the Throne
“Ayat al-Kursi” (The Throne Verse, Qur’an 2:255)
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“God — There is no god but He, the Living, the Sustainer.  Neither drowsiness nor sleep overtakes Him.  To Him belongs everything in the Heavens and on Earth.  Who can intercede with Him, except by His permission?  He knows what is present before them and what will be after them.  They cannot comprehend a particle of His knowledge, except as He wills it.  His throne extends over the Heavens and the Earth, but preserving them doesn’t tire Him.  He is the Most High, the Most Great.”  (My translation)


Some Muslim commentators, both classical and modern, single this out as the greatest verse in the Qur’an.  Calligraphic inscriptions of it adorn walls, parchments, and works of art around the Muslim world.


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