What is the matter of Tafwidh? I read a book called "Secrets of Creation", and it was about the idea (or perhaps fact) that the Imams (as) created the universe and everything therein with the permission of Allah Azza wa Jal. There was a hadith where Imam ’Ali AS used the word "al-Mufawadh"(I think that was the word), which was from knowledge means "to entrust, to delegate, etc". And another hadith where Imam ’Ali AS said by his slave woman to be in a ‘tower’ where he distributes rizq, causes to die, creates creation, etc. and then Imam ’Ali AS confirmed what she said to his companion Qanbar. Then another Imam ’Ali AS said he was the creator of the hazelnut. And then another hadith where Imam as-Sajjad AS said he was the creator of the Earth.

I asked my friend about this, and he said yes it’s all true, and it’s not ghuluw as long as you know they do so with the permission of Allah Azza wa Jal and that the Imams AS are his servants, this was also stressed at the end of Secrets of Creation.

I was told that all the ahadith refuting delegation, is about the the type where people take Allah Azza wa Jal out of the equation and say that the Imams AS do these things without Allah Azza wa Jal. Which is obviously ghuluw. But I think I saw a hadith from Imam az-Zaman AJTF responded to this, and he didn’t outright say "No", but he just stressed Allah Azza wa Jal creating.

I have no issue with tafwidh, but I just want to make sure it’s not ghuluw. Secrets of Creation did an extremely great job of proving tafwidh, and I find it very hard to NOT believe in it after reading the book.
Is what my friend said, that as long as you don’t believe the Imams AS create without Allah Azza wa Jal, it’s fine?

The tafweedh referred to in some of the traditions is for religion, such that Allah has given them authority to administer it. But it is not for matters of creation or bounty, which is an extremist view and not accepted. In any case, if the contention is that they were given the authority of tasarruf by Allah then possibly it wouldn’t be problematic as a concept. Yet, again, the scholars say that the Hadith that point to this are weak in their chain of narrators and cannot be relied upon