Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Is God Truth or does God submit to Truth?
Question: Do you agree that God has either to submit to Truth, or to be Truth?
Answer: Al-Haq is among the many names or attributes of God. Though generally translated as The Truth, the word al-Haq encompasses a range of meanings, and as contrasted to baatil [falsehood], the primary signification the word ‘haq’ is suitableness to the requirements of wisdom, justice, right, or rightness, truth, reality, or fact. The state, or quality, or property, of being just, proper, right, correct, proper. Lane’s Lexicon covers around six pages: http://www.
Al-Haq is merely one of the aspects of Allah (God) who is much more than any word or concept that we can imagine or relate to. Another name of God is Al-Khaliq (The Creator). This link has a list of names/attributes mentioned in the Quran: http://www.whyislam.