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36: Yaseen

Chapter: 36, Verse: 12 - Knowledge of the Imam (as)

وَكُلَّ شَيْءٍ أَحْصَيْنَاهُ فِي إِمَامٍ مُّبِينٍ

“And we have kept the account of everything in an evident Imam” [36:12]

Following is taken from the sermon of Prophet Muhammad on the day of Ghadeer, as narrated by Imam Muhammad Baqir (as).

معاشر الناس ما من علم إلا و قد أحصاه الله في و كل علم علمنيه قد علمته عليا و المتقين من ولده و هو الإمام المبين الذي ذكره الله في سورة يس وَ كُلَّ شَيْ ءٍ أَحْصَيْناهُ فِي إِمامٍ مُبِينٍ

“O People! There is no knowledge except that Allah has kept its account in Me. And all the knowledge that I have, have taught Ali and the Pious ones from his progeny [Imam’s (as)] and He [Ali (as)] is the evident Imams that has been mentioned by Allah in Chapter of Yasin, “And we have kept the account of everything in an evident Imam”. (36:12)

[Source: Al-Yaqin, Sayyid Ibn Tawus, Pg. 350]


حدثنا الحسن بن عبد الواحد، قال: حدثنا الحارث بن الحسن، قال: حدثنا أحمد بن إسماعيل بن صدقة، عن أبي الجارود، عن أبي جعفر محمد بن علي الباقر، عن أبيه، عن جده عليهم السلام قال: لما انزلت هذه الاية على رسول الله صلى الله عليه واله " وكل شئ أحصيناه في إمام مبين "قام أبو بكر وعمر من مجلسهما فقالا: يارسول الله هو التوراة ؟ قال: لا، قالا: فهو الانجيل ؟ قال: لا، قالا: فهو القرآن ؟ قال: لا. قال: فأقبل أمير المؤمنين علي عليه السلام فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه واله: هو هذا، إنهالامام الذي أحصى الله تبارك وتعالى فيه علم كل شئ


Narrated al-Hasan bin Abdul Wahid, from al-Haris bin al-Hasan, from Ahmad bin Ismail bin Sadaqah, from Abi Jarood,

From Abi Jafar Mohammad bin Ali al-Baqir (as), from his Father, from his forefather (as) who said, 

When the verse, "And all the things we have encompassed in an manifest Imam" (36:12) was revealed, Abu Bakr and Umar stood up and said, "O Prophet of Allah, is the manifest Imam 'Tawrat'? The Prophet said, 'No'. 
Then they said, 'Is it Injil (bible)'? The Prophet said, 'No'.
Then they said, 'Is it the Quran'? The Prophet said, 'No'.
Then Amir al-Momineen Ali (as) came and then the Prophet (saww) said, "He is the one. Verily He is the Imam in whom Allah (swt) has encompassed the knowledge of everything."

[Source: Ma'ani al-Akhbar, Vol. 1, Pg. 95]