Imam (peace be upon him)’s knowledge encompasses everything

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عَنْ صَالِحِ بْنِ سَهْلٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ اَبَا عَبْدِ اللهِؑ يَقْرَاُ وَ كُلَّ شَيْ‏ءٍ اَحْصَيْناهُ فِيْ اِمَامٍ مُبِيْنٍ  قَالَ فِيْ اَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ؑ

Saaleh Ibn Sahl reports, “I heard Imam Sadeq (peace be upon him) read (the verse), ‘and We have recorded everything in a clear writing’ (Surah Yaasin (36): Verse 12)’. He (peace be upon him) informed, ‘(This verse is) concerning Ameerul Momineen (peace be upon him)’.”

Note:

“Clear writing” is wrong translation. Imam Mubeen does not mean the scroll of deeds because it does not have everything. When Quran says everything, it means everything without exception i.e. it includes the solar system, the world of angels, the Throne, the Chair, Paradise, Hell, etc. The scroll of deeds certainly does not have all of these.

It also does not mean the Holy Quran in its apparent form because the Holy Quran in its apparent form too does not have everything in it. 

It refers to light position of Ameerul Momineen Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him) and the infallible Imams (peace be upon them) from his progeny who are the vessels of the Divine Will; as the following tradition declares بَلْ قُلُوبُنَا اَوْعِيَةٌ لِمَشِيَّةِ اللهِ فَاِذَا شَاءَ شِئْنَا وَ اللهُ يَقُولُ وَ ما تَشاؤُنَ اِلَّا اَنْ يَشاءَ اللهُ  “Nay, our hearts are the vessels for the Will of Allah. So, when He wills, we will and Allah says, You don’t will but that Allah wills’.” (Al-Ghaibah of Shaikh al-Toosi (r.a.), p. 246).

References:

1.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 24, p. 158, H. 24

2.    Kanz-o-Jaame’ al-Fawaaed under the aforementioned verse

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