We believe that Allāh has always been the Lord, even if He had not brought anything into existence; just as He was al-Khāliq (the Creator) even if He had not created anything.
That is because: ‘Allāh is over all things competent’, and the creation does not increase Allāh in His Majesty, Perfection, or Lordship in the least.
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