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52. Al-Haqq الحق

Allah (SwT) has said:

Allah is the Truth, and He gives life to the dead, and He has power over all things. (Qur’an, 22:6)

One of the attributes of Allah (SwT) is”al-haqq,” the Truth. His existence is proven to be true and so is His Divinity. He makes the truth manifest by the power of His words, who supports those whom He loves by His signs. Allah (SwT) is the Truth, al-Haqq, who is worthy of being adored, Who is always there and Who never disappears, Whose presence is proven to have always been, since time immemorial, and forever even before time and above time.

His presence is a reality standing on its own merits, and there is no existence except through Him, and by Him, and He never moves and is above motion or anything physical or material. He is the Creator of matter, material, inanimate objects and everything else, so how can He be like them? He permits the truth to manifest itself. He creates everything as His wisdom dictates. He is present in a way which permits no room for Him to be absent, nor different, nor extinct. Everything that exists is from Him, and to Him is its ultimate end.

Al-Haqq, the Truth, is the antithesis of falsehood. According to one tradition, the Messenger of Allah (S) 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 the antithesis of falsehood!” Surely He is the truth beyond any doubt.

Allah (SwT) has said,

“Then are they sent back to Allah, their Master, the true One” (Qur’an, 6:62).

He has also said,

This is so because Allah is the Truth, and that which they call on besides Him is falsehood. (Qur’an, 31:30)

And Allah will show the truth to be true by His words. (Qur’an, 10:82)

His promise is the very truth; He has said in this regard:

Surely the promise of Allah is true. (Qur’an, 31:33)

Whenever the Prophet (S) made tahajjud during the night, he would say,”Lord! All Praise is due to You! You are the Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything in them! All Praise is due to You! You are the One who sustains the heavens and the earth and everything in them! You are the Truth; Your speech is the truth; Your promise is the truth; meeting with You is the truth; Paradise is the truth; Hell is the truth; the Hour [of Judgment] is the truth! Lord! To You have I submitted myself; in You have I believed; on You have I relied; to You have I returned; for Your sake have I disputed with others, based on Your truth have I arbitrated; so, I implore You to forgive my past faults and my future ones, what I have concealed and what I have manifested! You are my Lord! There is no god but You!”