By Arman Neyazi, New Age Islam
5 July 2021
Allah, the All-Knower Created the Earth and the Skies as a Sign of Truth
1. Truth is the only fact that is accepted but after much scrutiny.
2. One holy name of Allah the Most Gracious in His one hundred names is ‘Al-Haq’.
3. Allah has bestowed upon man all the positivities that he requires to live a life of truth.
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Truth is the only fact that is accepted but after much scrutiny. Truth cannot be defeated. It can be overruled but only till such time that it comes out in the open. Truth paves its way because ' Truth is God'. One holy name of Allah the Most Gracious in His one hundred names is ‘Al-Haq’. It means 'the Truth'. Allah, the Almighty says in the Holy Quran: "God is the Truth (the Real)" (Qur'an 22:6). After going through this Ayat one has to accept with all humility that 'truth prevails’ in every situation, whatsoever. Allah, the All-Knower created the earth and the skies as a sign of truth. All the signs on the earth and the skies praise the truthfulness of Allah, the Ultimate Reality as He says in the Holy Quran:
“Say: ‘Praise be to God. He will show you His Signs and you will recognize them.” (Qur’an, 27:93)
Nothing is hidden to Allah, He is the All-Knower, He knew everyone will not be able to understand His signs except those who are men of intellect, therefore, He says: ‘...and so that people of reason may be mindful.’ (Surah Ibrahim: 52).
Everything that Allah the Most Gracious has created for the betterment of human beings is in front of our eyes. We are witness to the truthfulness, the beauty and the usefulness of all that is in the world in the form of God’s mercies upon us.
There are numerous Ayat that describe, truth, truthful and truthfulness. As the Ayat “O you who believe! Have fear of God, and be among the truthful.” (Quran 9:119) addresses the faithful as the ‘truthful’. It means one who is not on the side of truth is not a true servant of Allah. Everything that is between the heavens and the earth that is the skies, the moon, the sun, the stars, the oceans, the mountains, the human being, the animals, the birds and the beautiful environment is nothing but the truth. Allah the Most Gracious describes this in the Holy Quran in this Ayat, ‘"We created not the heavens and the earth and what is between them but through the Truth (the Real - Haqq)’ (Qur'an 15:85)
The human being is among the most favoured creations that Allah has created. He has bestowed upon him all the positivities that a man of ‘truth’ requires. With this trait of ‘truthfulness, each one of us is related to each other with ‘truth’. This fact has been described in the Holy Quran in this Ayat, ‘And He has placed within each creature's essence a truth and a nature which can connect it with other truths.’ (Qur'an 20:50)
The Quranic verses being given below are enough to brighten our path of righteousness that takes us to the ultimate truth, Allah, the Saviour of Humankind:
"And he who brings the truth and (he who) accepts it as the truth...." (Qur'an 39:33)
"And with truth have We revealed it, and with truth did it come...." (Qur'an 17:105)
"We cast the truth against the falsehood, so that it demolishes it, and lo! it vanishes away...." (Qur'an 21:18)
“Supremely exalted then is Allah, the King, the Truth.” — 20: 114
“Allah, He is the Evident Truth.” — 24: 25
“Allah speaks the truth” — 3: 95
“And Allah speaks the truth and He shows the way.” — 33: 4
“He (Allah) said: The Truth is, and the truth I speak…” — 38: 84
“…surely Allah’s promise is true” — 10:55
“It is Allah’s promise, in truth. And who is more truthful in word than Allah?” — 4: 122
“And He it is Who created the heavens and the earth with truth. And when He says, Be, it is. His word is the truth.” — 6: 73
“O mankind, the Messenger has indeed come to you with truth from your Lord,” — 4: 170
“And We have revealed to you (O Prophet) the Book with the truth,” — 5: 48
“And with truth have We revealed it, and with truth did it come.” — 17: 105
“Surely you (O Prophet) are on the plain truth.” — 27: 79
“He it is Who has sent His Messenger with the guidance and the Religion of Truth” — 9: 33
“Such then is Allah, your true Lord. And what is there after the truth but error?” — 10: 32
“Say: Allah guides to the Truth.” — 10: 35
“…so when Allah’s command comes, judgment is given with truth,” — 40: 78
“This is Our record that speaks against you with truth.” — 45: 29
“Our Lord, decide between us and our people with truth, and You are the Best of Deciders.” — 7: 89
Holy Prophet Muhammad Pbuh and His Lessons on Truth
“I order you to be truthful, for indeed truthfulness leads to righteousness, and indeed righteousness leads to Paradise. A man continues to be truthful and strives for truthfulness until he is written as a truthful person with God. And beware of falsehood, for indeed falsehood leads to sinning, and indeed sinning leads to the Fire. A man continues to tell lies and strives upon falsehood until he is written as a liar with God.” (Saheeh Muslim)
“Whoever does three things with regards to people, they will necessitate three things from him: whenever he speaks to them he is truthful; whenever they entrust him with something he does not betray them; and whenever he promises them something he fulfils it. If he does this, their hearts will love him; their tongues will praise him, and they will come to his aid.” (Ibn Muflih, Adaab ash-Shari’a)
“The gravest dishonesty is that you lie to your (Muslim) brother about something while he believes that you are telling the truth.” (Reported from Sufyan Ibn Asad Al-Hadhramiy in Abu Dawud)
Accepting the Truth
Many of us are living a life that is devoid of truth. The lies and the hypocrisies of the world has engulfed our lives. We are either not being able to see that is bright as daylight or we have lost our sense of truthfulness. Either way, it is we, the common man who are the sufferers of the hell created by the lies of the people among us. Accepting the truth is not difficult but for it, we will have to light the lamp of our belief on the Holy Scriptures that we follow and accept that what is written in it is the ultimate truth.
Our law of the land also accepts what Matthew Arnold has said, ‘Truth sits upon the lips of dying men’. We, the people of God have to create faith and accept the truth before it is too late. And the ‘truth is that we, the people have to create a pluralistic society that is governed by humility, pluralistic ethos and honesty towards each other.
We cannot deny that God, the Almighty has bestowed upon us all the knowledge, intellect and wisdom that is needed for a beautiful life laced in peace and harmony. Allah, the Most Gracious asks in the Holy Quran: ‘Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?’ - Surah Ar-Rahman: 47 and we have no answer as there is none except that we have forgotten that there is One who knows and sees everything and will judge us on the Day of Judgement with: “Say: Our Lord will gather us together, then He will judge between us with truth.” —34: 26
And Allah Knows the Best.
Arman Neyazi is a columnist with NewAgeIslam.com.
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