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Saturday 26 October 2019

99 Attributes of Allah: Al Haqq - The Truth

Allah, the Creator of the entire Universe is The Truth, " ٱلْحَقُّ " The Only One Certainly Sound and Genuine in Truth, The Ultimate Reality.

ثُمَّ رُدُّوۡۤا اِلَى اللّٰهِ مَوۡلٰٮهُمُ الۡحَـقِّ​ؕ اَلَا لَهُ الۡحُكۡمُ وَهُوَ اَسۡرَعُ الۡحَاسِبِيۡنَ‏ 

Then all are restored to Allah, their True Lord. Behold, His is the judgement. He is the swiftest of those who take account.(Surah 6 Al-An'am: 62) 

The only Reality: Al-Haqq, the Truth, the only True One. The point is that our illusions of the life of this lower world now vanish, when we are rendered back to God, from Whom we came. And now we find that so far from the results of our actions being delayed, they follow more swiftly than we can express in terms of Time. Here is the answer to the taunt of those who were impatient of the working of God's Plans (Surah 6 Al-An'am: 57-58).

There is no reality or truth except the Ultimate Reality and the Truth, that is One True God, with no associates, no helpers or assistants. This is the Reality, this is The Truth. The One who acts in accord with the needs of every situation. The One through whom all righteousness, justice, and truth are revealed.

In fact His existence is undeniable and nothing else can exist except through Him. 

ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الْحَقُّ وَأَنَّهُ يُحْيِي الْمَوْتَىٰ وَأَنَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

"Allah is the Truth, and He gives life to the dead, and He has power over all things." (Surah 22 Al-Hajj:6)

The verse clearly means three things: (1) Allah is telling the truth and you are wrong in presuming that there is no possibility of life-after-death. (2) Allah’s existence is not merely a supposition but it is a reality. He is not only the first cause but has supreme authority, and is conducting every affair in the universe according to His Will, Knowledge and Wisdom. (3) All His designs and works are based on truth and are, therefore, serious, meaningful and full of wisdom.

Haqq comes from the root haa-qaaf-qaaf, which points to three main meanings. (1) To be true, genuine, substantial and real. (2) To be right and to be suitable to the requirements of wisdom and justice. (3) To be established as fact, to be unavoidable and to happen without doubt. The forth main meaning is to be proper and to be in accord with the needs of the situation.

This root appears 287  times in the Quran in seven derived forms. Examples of these forms include haqqa (“proved true”), ahaqqu  (“more right”), al haqq (“the truth”) and al haqqatu (“the inevitable reality”).

فَتَعٰلَى اللّٰهُ الۡمَلِكُ الۡحَـقُّ​ ۚ لَاۤ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا هُوَ​ۚ رَبُّ الۡعَرۡشِ الۡـكَرِيۡمِ‏ 

So, exalted be Allah, the True King! There is no god but He, the Lord of the Great Throne. (Surah 23. Al-Muminun: 116)

That is Allah is The Only True King. He is above this that He should create you without any purpose and that you may associate partners with Him with impunity. His words are the truth, His actions are the truth, meeting Him (in the Hereafter) is the truth, His messengers were sent in truth, His scriptures are the truth and His religion is the truth. Worshiping only Him alone, without taking partners, is the truth, and everything related to Him is the truth. &"That is because Allah is the Truth, and that which they call upon other than Him is falsehood, and because Allah is the Most High, the Grand.

Allah asks in Surah 10 Yunus verse 31: "Ask them: 'Who provides you with sustenance out of the heavens and the earth? Who holds mastery over your hearing and sight? Who brings forth the living from the dead and the dead from the living? Who governs all affairs of the universe?' They will surely say: 'Allah.' Tell them: 'Will you, then, not shun (going against reality)?"

And then replies for the ignorant who find no answer for they know the reality and the truth but due to their stubborn are not ready to confess:

فَذٰلِكُمُ اللّٰهُ رَبُّكُمُ الۡحَـقُّ ​ ۚ فَمَاذَا بَعۡدَ الۡحَـقِّ اِلَّا الضَّلٰلُ​​ ۚ فَاَنّٰى تُصۡرَفُوۡنَ‏ 

"Such, then, is Allah, your true Lord. And what is there after truth but error? How, then, are you being turned away?" (Surah 10 Yunus :32) 

That is, as you yourselves admit that Allah alone is your real Provider, Owner and Master, He alone is your true Lord, and, therefore, entitled to your servitude and worship. How have you, then, made others as partners with Him? This question has been posed at many places in the Quran to bring home the truth to the common people, but at every place the passive voice has been employed in order to keep back the names of the misguiding ones so that their followers should consider the matter coolly and objectively. This also contains a valuable piece of advice for those engaged in propagation work. By avoiding the names of the misguiding ones, the Quran has taken away a very strong weapon from the hands of those, who could otherwise incite the followers that their revered leaders were being made the target of ridicule and criticism.

"Al-Haqq" is the antithesis of falsehood. According to one tradition, the Messenger of Allah has said, "Labbayka Haqqan Haqqa!" that is, "Here I am, O Truth, O Truthful One, here I am, in obedience to You! Here I am, O antithesis of falsehood!" Surely He is the truth beyond any doubt. Allah has said, "Then are they sent back to Allah, their Master, the true One" (Quran, 6:62). He has also said, This is so because Allah is the Truth, and that which they call upon besides Him is falsehood. (31:30) And Allah will show the truth to be true by His words. (10:82)

Know this attribute of Allah, each Muslim and believer should embed this essence of this attribute of Allah in his personality. And should ooze out in his words and actions when dealing with others for a true believer does not hoodwink other for his personal gains. Even if by speaking the truth, a believer is suffering personal loss, he should be truthful for his reward for his truthfulness lies with Allah who may even bless him much more than the loss so suffered that may not be in his wild imagination.

You may refer to our post "99 Attributes of Allah" for complete list of 99 attributes of Allah Almighty with meaning and explanation.

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