Al-Baqi – The Everlasting One

The Absolute al-Baqi is the One the duration of Whom never ends, and such duration is described as abaci, perpetual, eternal, and endless. The Absolute Al-Qadeem is the One the time of Whose beginning, if there is such a thing, goes back to the very beginning of time, and such duration is called azali, eternal. When you say that His existence depends on His own merits, this Attribute will then include both meanings.

"... and the sustenance of your Lord is better and more abiding." (Quran, 20:131) "And there will remain the Face of your Lord, Owner of Majesty and Honor." (Quran, 55:27) "... what is with Allah is better and more lasting for those who believe and rely on their Lord." (Quran, 42:36)

"... ever-abiding good deeds are with your Lord best in recompense and best in yielding fruit." (Quran, 19:76)