Truth Matters

And He is the Real -the Truth

{ ذٰلِكَ بِأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلۡحَقُّ وَأَنَّ مَا يَدۡعُونَ مِن دُونِهِ ٱلۡبَاطِلُ وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلۡعَلِيُّ ٱلۡكَبِيرُ }

{That is because Allah is the Truth, and that which they call upon other than Him is False, and because Allah is the Sublime, the Great.}

Truth Exists Indepently of Ourselves!

”In a traditional civilization it is almost inconceivable that a man should lay claim to the possession of an idea…”


Crisis of The Modern World, Shaykh Abd Al Wahid Yahya - René Guénon, ≈ 1942

So there are no ideas which are ’man-made,’ except for lowly, incoherent ideas. If ideas are true ideas - then they are not man-made, but from a higher level and at its best to be taken to heart by man and woman.

The Prophet used to say, أَنْتَ الْحَقُّ "You are the Truth (The Real), and Your Promise is the Truth (real), and Your Speech is the Truth (real), and meeting You is the Truth (real), and Paradise is the Truth and Hell (Fire) is the Truth (real) and all the prophets are the Truth (real) and the Hour is the Truth (real).



سبحانه و تعالى who is the Real, or the Truth (al-haqq), says in the Holy Quran:

{ وَلَا تَلْبِسُوا الْحَقَّ بِالْبَاطِلِ وَتَكْتُمُوا الْحَقَّ وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ }

{And do not mix the truth with falsehood (or: vanity) or conceal the truth while you know [it].}

 The Islamic Teachings Hold:

→ That the Prophet of Islam is true and not a lie, that he truly communicated what had been revealed to him (the Quran), that his message of love and submission to Allah (God) is completely true without fault (even if we human beings do not understand everything in it, especially if we are not trained in any of the classical Islamic branches of knowledge and especially not if hearts are sealed.)

→ That this prophetic message is true and real, as it enobles the lives of Muslims and improves it - in this life already (dunya) and even more so in the next life (akhira).

{ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَحِبُّونَ الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا عَلَى الْآخِرَةِ وَيَصُدُّونَ عَن سَبِيلِ اللّٰهِ وَيَبْغُونَهَا عِوَجًا أُولٓئِكَ فِي ضَلَالٍ بَعِيدٍ }

{Those who prefer the life of this world instead of the Hereafter (who love this world's life more than the Hereafter), and hinder (men) from the Path of Allah (turn away from Allah's path - i.e. Islam) and seek crookedness therein (desire to make it crooked); – they are far astray/ these are in a great error.}

  The Islamic Teachings Also Hold:

→ That the life of this world is not the real/ true life, and that it is only the lower life (dunya), however that is a test for mankind and the one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to elevate oneself from animal/ beast-like qualities to simple nobility with a healthy heart.

This striving, which is a difficult struggle has to be waged in order to reach the true rank of humaneness, the highest of which is the rank of a sincere servant of Allah (may His Majesty be exalted!) for His sake.

→ That the true life is not this, but the next life, the great life (akhira).

→ That the true life is the one inspired by the life of the last prophet Muhammad ﷺ and of the examples of saints (awliyā) and scholars of Islam since the beginning.


 The Islamic Teachings Also Hold:

→ That this dunya, the wordly life, is deceptive and fatefully dangerous for everyone, for no-one is secure from the schemes of Allah, or from the wisperings of Shaytan (Devil).

→ That those are worst off if they turn away from God and deny Him, and deny the prophets and their message.

→ That someone who turns away from God will be deprived of the protection of God and His barakah (spiritual subtle powers) including the benefits of following the best in creation: Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. He who who doesn’t strives for the best will fall for the worst.

→ That there are 4 enemies to man (and woman):

1 - the nafs (ego - commanding evil…),
2 - hawa (bad desires, passions - when not sanctioned by the Law),
3 - dunya (the worldly life - without reference and deference to God - Allah);
4 - Shaytan (the evil power that is within us, the devil lying in wait for the believing servant, or Hell lying in wait ~.)

Proof and Evidence

This religion of Islam is a religion of proofs and evidence. We don’t believe without proof and we require evidence, even if we already have an innate faith since primordial times:

{ وَإِذْ أَخَذَ رَبُّكَ مِن بَنِي آدَمَ مِن ظُهُورِهِمْ ذُرِّيَّتَهُمْ وَأَشْهَدَهُمْ عَلَىٰ أَنفُسِهِمْ أَلَسْتُ بِرَبِّكُمْ قَالُوا بَلَىٰ شَهِدْنَا أَن تَقُولُوا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّا كُنَّا عَنْ هٰذَا غَافِلِينَ }

{And (mention) when your Lord took from the children of Adam - from their loins - their descendants/ their seed and made them testify of themselves, (saying), "Am I not your Lord?" They said: Yea, verily. We testify. (This) - lest you should say on the day of Resurrection, "Indeed, of this we were unaware."}

  You cannot turn something to be real and true, when you lack hard evidence and are unaware of your biases.

  The concept or idea of truth and its derivatives is one of the most important one in the Quran and is mentioned there hundreds of times
( > 260 instances).

This comes not as a surprise as one of Allah's names is AL-HAQQ الْحَقُّ, The True and the Just, Equitable One. When the downtrodden people are derived of justice and freedom they turn to God because He is the One Who Will - sooner or later - deliver justice.

  It is an Islamic duty to help the downtrodden (mustad`afin) from the grip of their oppressors.

This is a perpetual struggle between injustice and justice, between the powerful, arrogant oppressors and the downtrodden mustadafin oppressed, with the help of Allah, not as vigilantes.


The complete hadith:

Whenever the Prophet ﷺ offered the night (Tahajjud) prayer, he used to say,

"O Allah! All the Praises are for You; You are the Light of the Heavens and the Earth. And all the Praises are for You; You are the Keeper of the Heavens and the Earth. All the Praises are for You; You are the Lord of the Heavens and the Earth and whatever is therein.

You are the Truth, and Your Promise is the Truth, and Your Speech is the Truth, and meeting You is the Truth, and Paradise is the Truth and Hell (Fire) is the Truth and all the prophets are the Truth and the Hour is the Truth.

O Allah! I surrender to You, and believe in You, and depend upon You, and repent to You, and in Your cause I fight and with Your orders I rule. So please forgive my past and future sins and those sins which I did in secret or in public.

It is You Whom I worship, None has the right to be worshipped except You ."


اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ نُورُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ قَيِّمُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ رَبُّ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ، وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ أَنْتَ الْحَقُّ، وَوَعْدُكَ الْحَقُّ وَقَوْلُكَ الْحَقُّ، وَلِقَاؤُكَ الْحَقُّ، وَالْجَنَّةُ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّارُ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّبِيُّونَ حَقٌّ، وَالسَّاعَةُ حَقٌّ، اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ أَسْلَمْتُ، وَبِكَ آمَنْتُ، وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ، وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْتُ، وَبِكَ خَاصَمْتُ، وَإِلَيْكَ حَاكَمْتُ، فَاغْفِرْ لِي مَا قَدَّمْتُ وَمَا أَخَّرْتُ، وَمَا أَسْرَرْتُ وَمَا أَعْلَنْتُ، أَنْتَ إِلَهِي، لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ


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