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In Shi'a view, all the verses of Qur'an have the inner truth represented by an Imam. I think one of those verses is the verse 4 of Zukhruf:

لوَ إِنَّهُ في‏ أُمِّ الْکِتابِ لَدَيْنا لَعَلِيٌّ حَکيمٌ

And it is with Us, in the Source Book, sublime and wise

In this ayah, who is "لَعَلِيٌّ حَکيم / sublime and wise"? Are there any Hadiths that elaborate on this point?

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               In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful

According the verse as you pointed out:

لوَ إِنَّهُ في‏ أُمِّ الْکِتابِ لَدَيْنا لَعَلِيٌّ حَکيمٌ

And it is with Us, in the Source Book, sublime and wise

I studied to some extent regarding some Shia tafseers, on the whole I inferred some related meanings from it (according to my limited knowledge), which can illustrate the mentioned words as followings:

  • Dignified, high-ranking, elevated: for the word لعلی
  • Firm and consistent: for the word حکیم

On the other hand, (based on some narrations) it is interpreted from the word علی as Imam Ali (a.s.). Since according to some tafseers: there are two verses that mentions Imam Ali (a.s.) which are as follows:

  1. آیة 4 سورة زخرف‌: «وَ إِنَّه‌ُ فِی‌َّ أُم‌ِّ الْکِتَـَب‌ِ لَدَیْنَا لَعَلِی‌ُّ حَکِیم‌ (Surah Zukhruf, verse 4)
  2. آیة 50 سورة مریم‌: «وَ جَعَلْنَا لَهُم‌ْ لِسَان‌َ صِدْق‌ٍ عَلِیًّا (Surah Maryam, verse 50)

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According to my translation in Persian (by Seyed MohammadReza Safavi and with the basis of Al-Mizan Tafsir) the subject isn't anyone but it refers only to the Qur'an itself and it's only about the gratest of Qur'an and its concepts.

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