So the basic principle (asl) is that speech about the Attributes is speech about the Essence (dhaat) of Allāh, so it follows it in that and takes it as a model of example.
Al-Khaṭīb al-Baghdādī (d. AH 463)
Verily the praise is for Allāh, we seek His aid and guidance. And we seek refuge from the evils of our own selves and from the evils of our actions. Whomsoever Allāh guides, then none can misguide him. And whosoever He misguides, then there is no guide for him. And I testify that there is no deity worthy of worship besides Allāh alone, without any associates. And...