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Allah is not similar to any of the creations in Self, Attributes and Actions. That is, his Self (Dhat) is not similar to the selves of the creations. His Attributes are not similar to the attributes of the creations, and his Actions are not similar to the actions of the creations. The Action of Allah is eternal and everlasting, whereas what is done is a creation.

 

Allah ta^ala said in Surat an-Nahl verse 60:

{ و لله المثل الأعلى }

which means: Allah is attributed with the perfect Attributes that are not similar to the attributes of others. Imam Abu Hanifah, and al-Bukhariyy, may Allah’s mercy be on them said: “His Action (i.e., Allah’s Action) is an Attribute of His (Self) which is eternal and what is done is a creation.”