Ibn Abi al-‘Awja’ came in to Imam al-Sadiq, peace be on him, and he asked him:
-O Ibn Abi al-‘Awja’, are you created or not?
-I am not created.
-If you were created, then how would you be?
So Ibn Abi al-‘Awja’ became perplexed and gave no answer. ( Al-Tabrasi, al-Ihtijajj. Bihar al-Anwar.)