Al-‘Alīm (The All-Knowing)

Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtāni

Our chests harbor thoughts, ideas, objectives, and intentions that none can hear or see except for the All-Wise, the All -Knowing.

And our consciences entertain hidden ideas that are unknown to angels, prophets, pious people, scholars, and devils. Only the Knower of  the unseen knows them and everything.

The embryo is covered with layer after layer in its mother’s womb, and none knows whether it is alive or dead, male or female, and will be miserable or blissful.

None knows its destiny, sustenance, and term of life except the One Who encompasses all things in His knowledge.

{...And Allah is All -Knowing of everything.}

[Surat al-Baqarah: 282]

Knowledge is the opposite of ignorance.

The knowledge of our Lord encompasses all things, external and internal, open and secret. His knowledge encompasses the upper and lower worlds. It encompasses the past, present, and future.

Allah Almighty says:

{Allah knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, but they do not encompass it in knowledge.}

[Surat Taha: 110]

He knows what lies hidden within our chests, be it belief or disbelief, truth or falsehood, good or evil.

{...Indeed, Allah is All-Knowing of that within the breasts.}

[Surat Āl-‘Imrān: 119]

{...And Allah is All-Knowing of everything.}

[Surat al-Baqarah: 282]

To Him, private talk is a public one, secrets are open matters, and what is hidden is apparent and revealed to Him

He is the All-Knowing and He encompasses all things in His knowledge, and nothing is or has ever been unknown to Him.

Nothing in the universe is hidden from or forgotten by Him.

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