Last week, Ustaadh Adam showed us the difference between Ism Sifah, Ism Fa’il, and Ism Mubaalaghah in the Quran. Using Tanzil, he pulled up the ayaat that contained each form of the word.
It is He who created for you all of that which is on the earth. Then He directed Himself to the heaven, [His being above all creation], and made them seven heavens, and He is Knowing of all things.
They said, “Exalted are You; we have no knowledge except what You have taught us. Indeed, it is You who is the Knowing, the Wise.”
But they will never wish for it, ever, because of what their hands have put forth. And Allah is Knowing of the wrongdoers.
Then whoever alters the bequest after he has heard it – the sin is only upon those who have altered it. Indeed, Allah is Hearing and Knowing.
And whatever good they do – never will it be removed from them. And Allah is Knowing of the righteous.
Ism Fa’il has the form فاعل such as خاطِب, كاتِب, سائِق and it carries the meaning of ‘doer‘. In this particular example, the word searched was عَالِم. The searched pulled up these results, which are 18 in total, but we’re only looking at the ones regarding Allah as ‘The Knower‘, so we’re only looking at 13 of them.
What we noted in all of these ayaat below, the word عالِم is used with الغَيْبِ و الشَّهادة thus translated as ‘Knower of the unseen the witnessed‘.
And it is He who created the heavens and earth in truth. And the day He says, “Be,” and it is, His word is the truth. And His is the dominion [on] the Day the Horn is blown. [He is] Knower of the unseen and the witnessed; and He is the Wise, the Acquainted.
They will make excuses to you when you have returned to them. Say, “Make no excuse – never will we believe you. Allah has already informed us of your news. And Allah will observe your deeds, and [so will] His Messenger; then you will be taken back to the Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, and He will inform you of what you used to do.”
And say, “Do [as you will], for Allah will see your deeds, and [so, will] His Messenger and the believers. And you will be returned to the Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, and He will inform you of what you used to do.”
[He is] Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, the Grand, the Exalted.
[He is] Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, so high is He above what they associate [with Him].
[Be warned of] the Day when Allah will assemble the messengers and say, “What was the response you received?” They will say, “We have no knowledge. Indeed, it is You who is Knower of the unseen”
And [beware the Day] when Allah will say, “O Jesus, Son of Mary, did you say to the people, ‘Take me and my mother as deities besides Allah ?'” He will say, “Exalted are You! It was not for me to say that to which I have no right. If I had said it, You would have known it. You know what is within myself, and I do not know what is within Yourself. Indeed, it is You who is Knower of the unseen.
Did they not know that Allah knows their secrets and their private conversations and that Allah is the Knower of the unseen?
Say, “Indeed, my Lord projects the truth. Knower of the unseen.”