What does Allah’s being Everlasting mean?
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Dear Brother / Sister,
7.1.2-Allah is the everlasting one
Allah is pre-eternal and everlasting. Post-eternity is the attribute of not having an ending. The being that has an ending is called “fani” (ephemeral); the being that has no ending is called “baqi” (everlasting).
Almighty Allah has the attribute of Baqa because He is eternal, prevailing and there is no end to its existence. His non-existence is unthinkable. All beings that came into being later were created by the power of Allah. They will also disappear with the power of Allah and will be resurrected again; they may undergo thousands of changes. However, Almighty Allah is everlasting; He is far from change and non-existence. For, He is not the work of another being; therefore, he will not go to non-existence or undergo change with the power of that being. On the contrary, all beings are works of His power. Everything is bound to go to non-existence but the existence of Allah, who is magnificent and generous, is permanent and everlasting. Thus, a being that undergoes change cannot be a deity. Unchangeability is one of the most important characteristics of the true creator.
Questions on Islam
- What is non-existence?
- Can human beings create something out of nothing when technology advances? Does the property of creating something out of nothing belong to Allah?
- Sixth Question: Does the verse, ‘Everything will perish save His countenance’ (al-Qasas, 28:88) include the hereafter, Paradise, and Hell?
- What are Allah's attributes? How many groups are they divided into?
- Are Paradise and Hell Eternal? What are the Evidences?
- Twenty-Fourth Letter: It explains an important secret of the obscure secrets of the universe, and wisdoms behind the manifestations the divine names of ar-Rahim (All- Compassionate) al-Karim (The Generous) and Wadud (Loving). It consists of two stations.
- How should we give an answer to those who do not accept the act of creation out of nothing?
- How should we understand the statement, "Allah is not anywhere and He is everywhere"? They say, "Allah is very close to us and we are far away from Him." How is it possible?
- How can we explain the concepts of existence and non-existence? Can they be described?
- Is there a realm called the realm of non-existence? If there is, how can it be defined? If there is not, how can something that does not exist be talked about as if it exists?