Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, to Whom belongs the endowments and generosities and Whom we commend out of exaltation. May Allah raise the rank of Prophet Muhammad, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, the master of all the Prophets and Messengers, and protect his nation from what he feared for them and likewise his pure family members and kind companions. Ameen.
Thereafter, it was said:
Allah is One—but not like a number.
Allah is God alone, and there is no other.
Allah is without peers, partners, or parts.
Allah is free of time and has no start.
Allah was before any of the creations were.
Allah is not subject to time—like all the things that occur.
For time: it comes and it has to pass.
The present is now—but it can’t last.
The past has come and gone; the future’s yet to be.
Being defined by time is a fact of our reality.
Now time and change are both related.
Time measures change and is initiated.
God doesn’t change—for a change must begin.
It has to commence and it comes to an end.
Start and change apply to all the created
And that’s what Imam Al-Junayd clearly stated.