An inquiry into the possibility of ‘ilm al-ghayb (unseen knowledge)

(Reading time: ~10 minutes)

With the grace of Allah (s), we will cover the following headings (click to navigate):

  1. Defining ‘ilm al-ghayb
  2. The problem of ‘ilm al-ghayb in the Qurʿān
  3. The problem of ‘ilm al-ghayb in traditions
  4. The scope of ‘ilm al-ghayb
  5. The incompatibility of ‘ilm al-ghayb with Prophets/Imāms not avoiding death

Sections 2 and 4 are extrapolated from Ayatullāh Makārim Shīrāzī’s entry on this topic from The Message of the Qurʿān [1] with additions from other sources. My comments will be italicized.

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