an attribute of God. This attribute encompasses God’s complete knowledge of everything. It can be a great comfort to realize that God cannot be surprised, that there is nothing He does not know. Despite this, confession is still important.
a point of view used by the author in which he or she knows all and sees all. The author can look into characters' minds and tell readers some or all of the chacters' thoughts as well as the unseen qualities of places and objects. There are degrees of omniscience: in "character-bound omniscience," the author looks only into the mind of a specific character, usually the protagonist. "Limited omniscience" usually means that the author restricts omniscience to a few characters. Omniscience must be combined with point of view (see below) credibily. Omniscience must be carefully controlled and sharply limited in detective and mystery novels to create suspense and to avoid disclosing the revealed plot.
Omniscience is the capacity to know everything infinitely, or at least everything that can be known about a character's including thoughts, feelings, life and the universe etc. In monotheism, this ability is often typically attributed to God. This concept is included in the Qur'an, where God is called "Al-'aleem" on multiple occasions.