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The All-Knowing,  The Omniscient,  The Certain-Knowing

The One who comprehends everything. The One who is intuitively aware of all things, even before they happen. 

The One who knows with certainty. The One whose knowledge of past, present and future is deeply rooted and complete in all respects.

One from whom no knowledge is concealed. The One who is aware of the complete details of all matters. The Omniscient One.

From the root 'a-l-m which has the following classical Arabic connotations:

to have knowledge, be cognizant, be certain
to be aware, thoroughly informed
to be find out, gather information
to have intuitive knowledge
to have firmly rooted knowledge of  the minute particulars
to act according to knowledge

This name is used in the Qur'ān. For example, see 2:32

Related names:

'Alīm denotes knowing with certainty, especially intuitive knowing, omniscience.

Khabīr denotes an understanding of the inner qualities, secrets and true reality.

(Also written as al-alim, al-aleem, al-aliim, the All-Knowing: ya alim, ya aleem, ya aliim)