Says the Shaykh: Our belief concerning the Chair (kursi) 1 is that it is the receptacle of all the creatures, including the Throne (arsh), the heavens, the earth and everything else created by Allah. Now kursi according to another interpretation is knowledge (ilm). Imam Ja'far as-Sadiq was asked corning the saying of Allah, the Mighty and Glorious:
“His Chair (kursi) embraceth the heavens and the earth” (Qur'an 2:256).
He said: It (kursi) is His ilm (knowledge).2