Ayat Al-Kursi (The Throne)  

Text from Qur’an, The Cow [2:255]

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Translation: God’s Seat

God! There is no deity except Him, the Living, the Eternal! Slumber does not overtake Him, nor does sleep. What the Heavens hold and what Earth holds [belongs] to Him. Who is there to intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what lies before them and what’s behind them, while they embrace nothing of His knowledge except whatever He may wish. His Seat extends far over Heaven and Earth; preserving them both does not overburden Him. He is the Sublime, the Almighty!

Al Qur’an, The Cow [2:255]
Translation by T. B. Irving