Omniscience (s/)[1] is the capacity to know everything. In monotheistic religions, such as Sikhism and the Abrahamic religions, this is an attribute of God. In some other religions that do not include a supreme deity, such as Buddhism and Jainism, omniscience is an attribute that any individual can eventually attain.


In Islam, Allah is attributed with absolute omniscience. He knows the past, the present and the future. It is compulsory for a Muslim to believe that Allah is indeed omniscient as stated in one of the six articles of faith which is :

  • To believe that Allah’s divine decree and predestination

“Say: Do you instruct Allah about your religion? But Allah knows all that is in the heavens and on the earth; Allah is Knowing of all things”

-Holy Qur'an (49:16)

It is however, believed that human can only change their predestination (wealth, health, deed etc.) and not divine decree (date of birth, date of death, family etc.), thus allowing free wills.

Other Languages
العربية: علم لانهائي
català: Omnisciència
Deutsch: Omniszienz
español: Omnisciencia
Esperanto: Ĉionscieco
euskara: Orojakintza
français: Omniscience
galego: Omnisciencia
interlingua: Omniscientia
italiano: Onniscienza
עברית: ידיעת כול
Nederlands: Alwetendheid
polski: Omniscjencja
português: Onisciência
русский: Всеведение
svenska: Allvetande
اردو: ہمہ دانی
中文: 全知