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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
One of the issues mentioned in Quranic verses and hadiths regard it as "divine knowledge" is "throne and empyrean". According to other hadiths, divine knowledge is defined as "knowledge without the object of knowledge". This knowledge is essential knowledge which negates the correlation of the attribute of knowledge. Its important implied result is that divine knowledge is not limited and bounded to the object of knowledge, which leads to absolute and complete exploratory aspect of this knowledge. In the light of this view, one of the important issues, that is, "throne and empyrean" can be explained. It is clear the Divine Empyrean which encompasses the Earth and heavens is not material and the Quranic verses do not mean a chair by "throne". According to hadiths, throne and empyrean mean knowledge and their expanse and extent mean their domination on the Earth and heavens in terms of knowledge. Their similarity is that both are the greatest invisible, i.e., both of them are real knowledge through which invisible is known and visible. However, their difference is that empyrean is the knowledge of visible world before its creation, but throne is the knowledge of visible world and other things, i.e., things that empyrean does not explore and include them.