عَنْ اَبَانِ بْنِ تَغْلِبَ قَالَ قَالَ اَبُو عَبْدِ اللهِؑ الْحُجَّةُ قَبْلَ الْخَلْقِ وَ مَعَ الْخَلْقِ وَ بَعْدَ الْخَلْقِ
Abaan Ibn Taghlib reports that Imam Abu Abdillah (al-Sadeq a.s.) said, “The Divine Proof is before the creation, with the creation and after the creation.”
q Abaan Ibn Taghlib is highly respected and authentic companion of Imam (peace be upon him) and narrator of traditions. Even the opponents have vouched for his integrity.
q Just as the human soul was before the human body, is with the human body and will continue to exist even after the human body has perished, the Imam is before the creation, with the creation and even after the creation has been annihilated.
q The first man on the earth was a divine proof and likewise, the last too will be a divine proof.