While not all verses in the Quran carry a specific name, this one was given the name 'Ayat Al-Kursi' (Kursi: literally a footstool or chair, and sometimes translated as the Throne.) The Kursi mentioned in this Verse should be distinguished from the 'Arsh (Throne) mentioned in V 7:52, 10:3, 85:15 and elsewhere. Muhammad said: "The Kursi compared to the 'Arsh is nothing but like a ring thrown out upon open space of the desert." If the Kursi extends over the entire universe, then how much greater is the 'Arsh. It is narrated from Muhammad bin 'Abdullah and from other religious scholars that the Kursi is in front of the 'Arsh (Throne) and it is the at the level of the Feet." Islamic religious belief holds that anyone who recites the verse enters the protection and security of God. Commonly, it is recited by Muslims before they go to sleep.
Allahu la ilaha illa Huwal Haiyul-Qaiyum =
La ta'khudhuhu sinatun wa la nawm =
lahu ma fis-samawati wa ma fil-'ard =
Man dhal-ladhi yashfa'u 'indahu illa bi-idhnih =
Ya'lamu ma baina aidihim wa ma khalfahum =
wa la yuhituna bi shai'im-min 'ilmihi illa bima
Wasi'a kursiyuhus-samawati wal ard =
wa la ya'uduhu hifdhuhuma Wa Huwal 'Aliyul-Adheem =
In the Name of Allâh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Allah! There is no god but He – the Living, The
Self-subsisting, The 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
He knoweth What lies Before them (His Creation) and After
Nor shall they compass Aught of his knowledge Except as He
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).
(This Verse 2:255 is called Ayat al-Kursi)