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The answer lies in the fact that the concept of examination with respect to Allah (s.w.t.) is vastly different from that, with respect to us.
Our examinations are that which has been stated above, i.e. for a better comprehension and for clearing away ambiguity and ignorance, whilst the Divine trials are, in reality, development and training.

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man power, and is only possible for those who have total control over the chain of causes. The most important issue in this regard is for one to gain knowledge of the self; knowing that through correct spiritual development and purification that Islam approves of, one can become the manifestation of Allah's (swt) qualities and names. In order to reach such knowledge, it is necessary to cleanse...

man power, and is only possible for those who have total control over the chain of causes. The most important issue in this regard is for one to gain knowledge of the self; knowing that through correct spiritual development and purification that Islam approves of, one can become the manifestation of Allah's (swt) qualities and names. In order to reach such knowledge, it is necessary to cleanse...

g shahadah for another. It depends on the individual’s existential boundaries and how much of the existential world they cover and encompass in knowledge. But keeping in mind the limited amount of encompassment of other than Allah (swt) and at the same time, His complete encompassment of everything, one can conclude that it is only Allah (swt) who knows of the unseen, because He is the only ...

g shahadah for another. It depends on the individual’s existential boundaries and how much of the existential world they cover and encompass in knowledge. But keeping in mind the limited amount of encompassment of other than Allah (swt) and at the same time, His complete encompassment of everything, one can conclude that it is only Allah (swt) who knows of the unseen, because He is the only ...



According to Quranic teachings, complete knowledge of the unseen only belongs to Allah, and it is Him that knows everything about this world. Some of Allah’s special servants are inform


Allah (SWT) has the absolute knowledge about everything, and He grants part of the knowledge to whom He wants (Ayatul Kursi, Sura Bqara). Elm Ghayb is absolutely with Allah (SWT)


rything else is dark and non-existent. It is true, however, that in comparing the creatures together, some are light and some are not - for instance, knowledge, faith, intellect etc., are light, but have all derived their light from Allah. Thus in comparison to Allah, there is no other light, or in other words, He is "the Light of Lights. That is, He is the light of all lights rather than bei...

ect human being is synonymous with the powerful human being. The more powerful one is, the higher the level of perfection he has attained to. Even if knowledge is of value, it is due to the fact that it enables the human being to strengthen himself and to subjugate the surrounding environment.
This view has two problems. First, knowledge in this ideology has no intrinsic value and sanctity....

Being introduced and specified by other Imams, particularly the previous Imam.
3. Possessing the other conditions of Imamate, such as inherent knowledge, more knowledge than anyone of their time, infallibility, soundness and moderation of body and spirit, and ability to perform miracles and extraordinary deeds.
The Shi’as contemporary to young Imams-that is, Imam Muhammad b. &l...

As implied by the question, because Allah (awj) is omniscient, the purpose of His tests is not to unveil something hitherto unknown. Rather, the Qur'an, and ahadith suggest that these tests serve two purposes. First, they comprise a Divine precedent (sunnah ilahiyyah [1]) that is in turn based on another Divine precedent that can be termed “universal guidance.” In particular, Al...


The human being can attain knowledge of Allah (awj) through various ways. This knowledge can come about through the medium of the intellect or of the heart. At times he-as in th


een sleep and being awake are set aside for him, such that he is aware of his outer and inner realms, that person has achieved a special high rank of knowledge. It is on this basis that witnessing extraordinary esoteric things while awake and self-awareness in sleep are more or less of the same classification and reflect the reality that it is indeed possible for the boundary between sleep and bei...

The word infallible (ma’sum) means protection, to be secured, safety from committing sins and forgetfulness. Infallibility has levels and stages from which the highest is reserved for Prophets and imams. According to the Qur’an and traditions it is specific just for them due to their roles as leaders of humanity and God’s caliph on the earth. As for the rest of humans, althoug...



orced to be so, he/she chooses to. What causes the infallible to voluntarily prevent making mistakes and committing sins, is the ownership of certain knowledge and traits in that person. Such possessions include: a profound understanding of the reality of this world as well as the good and bad, unique approval through the grace of Allah (swt), the ability to make use of the Holy Spirit (a pure and...


a’ as the last stage of the path towards Allah.
For example, Attaar believes this path to be comprised of seven stations: request, love, knowledge, self-sufficiency, tawhid (unity), astonishment, need and Fana’.
According to some Urafa’, Fana’ divides into several categories:
First: The external Fana’ which is the Fana’ of one’s acts S...