If Imam Ali (as) had access to ‘Knowledge of The Unseen’, why did he end up being martyred? This and many other questions arise in our minds regarding the level of knowledge accessible by Allah’s (swt) chosen ones.
The Holy Qur’an has numerous verses centred around ‘Knowledge of The Unseen – ‘Ilm al-Ghayb’. We know that Allah (swt) is the ultimate All-Knowing, and we as human beings can also gain knowledge, however up to what extent?
Are individuals, such as Prophets, Messengers, Imams and the Awliya’ given access to this repository to this source of knowledge? If so, how do they access it? When are they granted access to it? Can they freely use it in their lives – and if so, why do we see the Prophets and Imams going through difficulties in their lives?
In the first series of the STEPS initiative, we will be discussing ‘Ilm al- Ghayb’. This series will consist of 4 episodes and will be released every Friday.
This video gives an introduction to the topic of Knowledge of The Unseen. It talks about what it means, who is endowed with it and to what level.
Episode Two: The Holy Qur’anic Perspectives
In this video, we present a Qur’anic view on Knowledge of The Unseen. Through the Qur’an, we will learn how to differentiate between knowledge of The Unseen possessed by Allah (swt) and that which He grants to His chosen ones.
The World Federation’s Islamic Education department is pleased to announce the reprint of the very popular title: 'Islam and Religious Pluralism'.
This book is based on a section of another book by Ayatullah Mutahhari entitled, ‘Adl-e Ilahi’ (Divine Justice) under the chapter ‘Good Deeds of Non-Muslims’. It has been translated by Sayyid Sulayman Ali Hasan, and also contains a preamble by Sayyid Mohamed Rizvi who provides a comprehensive view on religious pluralism in the modern context.