Both the Bible and the Quran tell us God has always existed and there
never was a time He did not exit. As such, He is the Eternal, without
beginning and without end. He is the only creator and sustainer of all
that exists and nothing and no one exists alongside Him, nor does He ave any partners. He tells us, He is not created, nor is He like His
creation in anyway. He calls Himself by a number of names and three of
them are:
• A) The First – (Al-Awal)
• B) The Last – (Al Akhir)
• C) The Eternal and the One who is sought after by His
creation, while He has no need from them at all. (As-Samad)
• D) He is not a man and He has no progeny or offspring.
• E) He is not what He creates nor is He compared to it.
He always has existed and He never was created, as He is not like His
creation, nor similar to it, in any way.
The prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, explained the devil would
come to a person and ask them questions about creation; “Who created
this or that?” to which the reply would be; “Allah” until he would ask;
“Who created Allah?” At this stage the prophet advised us to drop this
train of thought. Obviously, God – the real God, must be eternal and not
have to be created.

The Quran tells us:
Allah! La ilaha illa Huwa (There is no god to worship except Him), the Ever Living, the
Sustaniner and Protector of all that exists. He doesn’t get tired and He doesn’t sleep.
Everything in the universe belongs to Him. Who then, could intercede between Him and his
creatures without His Permission? He Knows everything about them and they have no knowledge
except as He wills. His kursi (stool or chair) extends over the entire universe and He never grows
weary of guarding and preserving it. He is Most Hight, the Most Great.
[This Verse 2:255 is called Ayat-ul-Kursi.] Surah Baqarah 2:255
This verse truly presents the comprehensive represenation of God in a way without trying to
define Him by comparing Him to His creation, but rather as being the Absolute in all of His
Attributes and Characteristics.

Allah tells us “Allah is capable of doing anything He Wills to do.” It
should be noted in Islam we understand Allah never Wills to do
anything that would make Him no longer be Allah. That is to say, He
would never die as this would mean He is no longer “The Eternally
Alive” (one of His charateristics mentioned in the Holy Quran).
Therefore, He can make a rock (or anything else for that matter) so
large or heavy – nothing in the entire universe can move it. As regards
Allah “moving” it, He is not in the universe and He does not resemble
His creation. Therefore, Allah is never subject to the Laws of the
Creation because He is both the Creator and the Law Giver. Whenever
He wants anything done, He merely says “Qun! Faya Qun!” (Be! And so
it will be!)
2 – Al-Baqarah. Verse 117 (Speaking about Himself, Allah says):
The Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He decrees a matter,
He only says “BE!” – and it is.
3 – Al-Imran. Verse 47
She said: “O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man has touched
me.” He said: “So (it will be) for Allah (God) creates what He wills.
When He has decreed something, He says to it only: “BE!” and it is.
3 – Al-Imran. Verse 59
Verily, the likeness of Jesus before Allah (God) is the likeness of Adam.
He created him from dust, then (He) said to him: “BE!” – and he was.
6 – Al-Anam. Verse 73
It is He Who has created the heavens and the earth in truth, and on the
Day of Resurrection He will say: “BE!”, – and it shall become. His Word is
the truth. His will be the dominion on the Day when the trumpet will be
blown. AllKnower of the unseen and the seen. He is the AllWise, Well-
Aware (of all things).
16 – An-Nahl. Verse 40
Verily! Our Word unto a thing when We intend it, is only that We say
unto it: “BE!” and it is.
19 – Maryam. Verse 35
It befits not Allah (in His Majesty) that He should beget a son. Glorified
and Exalted is He. When He decrees a thing, He only says to it, “BE!”
and it is.
36 – YaSeen. Verse 82
Verily, His Command, when He intends a thing, is only that He says to it, “BE!” and it is!
40 – Ghafir. Verse 68
He it is Who gives life and causes death. And when He decides upon a
thing He says to it only: “BE!” and it is.
Creation as we see from these verses, is not a difficult thing for God at
all. He merely gives a Command and everything comes about according
to His Will.