Thursday, 14 June 2012

Al-haque and Mansoor Hallaj

In Quranic terminology, word ‘al-haque’ is used for Allah’s Person or Allah’s deeds; whereas, as compared to 'al-haque', word ‘haque’ is used (in addition to other connotations) with reference to human deeds .  To know about ‘al-haque’/ Allah’s Person/ Allah’s deeds is called knowledge; whereas to know about ‘haque’/ creation’s/ human deeds is called information/ ‘khabr’/ ‘naba’. Word ‘naba’ is used to inform before time or inform about past news; whereas ‘khabr’ is used to inform about future news. 

In Quran, word ‘al-haque’ is always used to describe Allah’s Person or Allah’s deeds.
Quran says: “ This is so, because Allah is the Reality/ ‘al-haque’: it is He Who gives life to the dead, and it is He Who has power over all things” (al-hajj-6).
In this above verse, word ‘al-haque’ has been used to describe Allah’s Person. Similarly Quran states: “
“And from whatsoever place you come forth, turn your face towards the Sacred Mosque; and surely it is the very truth/ ‘al-haque’ from your Lord, and Allah is not at all heedless of what you do” (al-baqra-149).
In the above verse, word ‘al-haque’ has been used to describe Allah’s deed. There are dozens of verses in Quran where this word ‘al-haque’ has been used to describe Allah’s deeds; for instance al-baqra-147 states: “The truth/ ‘al-haque’ is from your Lord, so never be among the doubters”.
Similarly, as compared to 'al-haque' , word ‘haque’ is used with reference to man’s/ creature’s deeds.
“Those who have been driven from their homes unjustly (beghair haque) only because they said:….”.(al-hajj-40).
In this verse, word ‘haque’ has been used to describe human deeds.

From the above discussion it is clear that word ‘ al-haque’ in Quran is used to describe Allah’s Person or Allah’s deeds. Mansoor Hallaj’s statement ‘ana-l-haque’ may be better appreciated keeping in mind that all creatures have been created by Allah and as such are deeds of Allah; ‘ana-l-haque’ may mean I am  Allah’s creation/Allah’s deed’.


  1. Non sense.
    He also uttered to his daughter in law: bow before me. when she asked he replied. There is no one in this cloths except allah. There he did not use the word Al-Haque (as you mentioned but rather a name specifically God's name). The problem is that in this era we glorify even those who deserved to be stonned to death. He also strictly believed ib Reincarnation and said I will be back after 30 days do not mourn me. .Now where does that come from? Its not from muslims but Hindus from whom he learned when he went on a journey to india and befriended with Sadhus and other hindu religious people. Why befriended with those who do Kufr? Clearly there is no answer. What do you say about Mirza Bahai? was he filled with the love of God? Mirza ghulam Qadiyani? Maseelma? and lot of others. Were they filled with love or Kufr?

  2. Hazrat Data sahib (ra)has gone through Mansoor's works and has concluded that some of his works really worth appreciating. Data sahib(ra)has also described him as "engrossed in meanings".However, Data sahib (ra)has attributed his/mansoor's 'junoun' to lack of proper training under supervision of proper spiritual teachers.
    In short, a man's may be the best appreciated through his works instead of baseless public stories attached with him.