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What does the eternity of the Attributes of Allah mean?

Since eternity is confirmed to the Self “Dhat” of Allah, then His attributes are necessarily eternal, because a created attribute requires that the attributed self be created. Imam Abu Hanifah said in ‘al-Fiqh al-’Absat’: “Allah’s Attributes are not created and were not preceded by non-existence. Changes in states happen to creations. Whoever claims that the attributes of Allah are created, or doubts it, or hesitates about whether or not they are created, is a blasphemer”.