Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The chapter of the meaning of the unseen and the witnessed
Hadith #1

حدثنا أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى، عن الحسن بن علي بن فضال، عن ثعلبه بن ميمون، عن بعض أصحابنا، عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام في قوله عز وجل: " عالم الغيب والشهادة " فقال: الغيب ما لم يكن والشهادة ما قد كان.

1. We were told by my father, may Allah grant him mercy, that he said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Muhammed bin Isa, from Hasan bin Ali bin Faddal, from Tha’laba bin Maimoun, from some of our companions, from Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, with regards to the saying of Him, Exalted and Glorious is He: «The Knower of the unseen and the witnessed» (6:73). He said: The unseen is what has not been, and the witnessed is what has been.