The Truth - Al-Ḥaqq
Al-Ḥaqq, The Reality
God is the Truth; His Words are the truth; His Promise is the truth; His Threat is the truth; and His Acts are the truth. Thus if we are the creation of the Ultimate Truth, and we worship God the Truth, then we have to live this life by the principles of truth. As God tells us in the Qur’an: “For that is God, your Lord, the Truth. And what can be beyond truth except error? So how are you averted?” [Qur’an, 10:32] If we truly love God and His attributes, then we need to be sincere lovers of truth over all else—even over our own selves and interests. Some may wonder what the difference is between truth and justice. Justice is the implementation of the truth. Truth is a value, and justice is its implementation. Moreover, this should make us seekers of truth. As Imam Al-Ghazali, may God have mercy on him, says, realizing this Name means that a person “is so absorbed in the Truth that he has no room for anything else.” Imagine if all you ever wanted from your dealings is to ascertain the truth. It doesn’t matter if the truth is for or against you, whether revealing the truth means your co-worker would get the promotion and not you. What is important to you is that you are a follower of the truth.