Allah's Eternity

Q 1: I have read in the book of Islamic `Aqidah (creed) written by Shaykh `Abdul-Hamid ibn Badis and commented and verified by Muhammad Al-Hasan Fudla' that Allah (Exalted be He) is The Pre-Existent, which means that His Being was never preceded by nonexistence; there is no beginning for His Existence. Is this confirmed in the Qur'an and the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet)?

A: The word "Pre-Existent" is not one of the Names of Allah (Blessed and Exalted be He) and it is enough to call Him with His Name "The First". However, it is permissible to call Allah (Exalted be He) the Pre-Existent since you describe Him and inform about Him and not as one of His Names, as (Part No. 2; Page No. 380) the scholars stated. And Allah knows best.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.