Muʿjam al-Aḥādīth al-Muʿtabara > God’s Knowledge and Power
Hadith #1

[338/1] الكافي: محمد بن يحيى، عن محمد بن الحسين، عن ابن أبي عمير، عن هشام بن سالم، عن محمد بن مسلم، عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام قال: سمعته يقول: كان الله عزوجل ولا شئ غيره ولم يزل عالما بما يكون، فعلمه به قبل كونه كعلمه به بعد كونه

1. [1/338] al-Kafi: Muhammad b. Yahya from Muhammad b. al-Husayn from Ibn Abi Umayr from Hisham b. Salim from Muhammad b. Muslim from Abi Ja’far عليه السلام. He (Muhammad b. Muslim) said: I heard him (the Imam) saying: Allah Mighty and Majestic was there and there was nothing other than Him. He always knew what was to be. His knowledge of it before it came into being is identical to His knowledge of it after it comes into being.