[1/-] Rijal al-Kashshi: Hamduwayh from Muhammad b. Isa from Yunus from Ibn Muskan from Sulayman b. Khalid who said: I met al-Hasan b. al-Hasan – he said: do we not have a right? do we not have a sanctity? if you were to select from among us [the Ahlulbayt as a whole] a single man he would have been sufficient for you [as an Imam]! I (Sulayman) did not have an answer for him, so I met Aba Abdillah عليه السلام and informed him of his words to me, he [the Imam] said to me: meet him and say to him – we came to you and said: do you have what the rest of the people do not have [do you have anything exclusive over the rest]? so you said: no, we considered you truthful [in your answer] and you became deserving of that [i.e. of nothing], then we came to the sons of your uncle [the descendants of al-Husayn] and said: do you have what the rest of the people do not have? so they said: yes, we considered them truthful and they became deserving of that [the Imama], he (Sulayman) said: so I met him and said to him what he (al-Sadiq) had said to me [to say to him], al-Hasan said to me: but we do have what the people do not have, I did not have anything [to reply to him], so I came to Abi Abdillah عليه السلام and reported to him [what had happened] –  he said: meet him and say: Allah – the Mighty and Majestic – says in his book: “provide me with a book (scripture) before this one – or traces of knowledge – if you be truthful” (46:4), so sit down for us [become accessible to us] so that we can ask you [all the questions we have], he (Sulayman) said: I met him and argued against him using that – so he said to me: do you not have anything [to do] other than to humiliate us?!, if so and so [meaning Ja`far] chose to be free [unoccupied by Jihad – and devoted to scholarship] while we are engaged [in revolt – and therefore inept at scholarship] – then that is what takes away our right!

[-/1] رجال الكشي: حمدويه، عن محمد بن عيسى، عن يونس، عن ابن مسكان، عن سليمان بن خالد قال: لقيت الحسن بن الحسن فقال: أما لنا حق؟ أما لنا حرمة؟ إذ اخترتم منا رجلا واحدا كفاكم! فلم يكن له عندي جواب، فلقيت أبا عبد الله عليه السلام فأخبرته بما كان من قوله لي، فقال لي: القه فقل له: أتيناكم فقلنا هل عندكم ما ليس عند غيركم؟ فقلتم: لا، فصدقناكم و كنتم أهل ذلك، و آتينا بني عمكم فقلنا: هل عندكم ما ليس عند الناس؟ فقالوا: نعم، فصدقناهم و كانوا أهل ذلك، قال: فلقيته فقلت له ما قال لي، فقال لي الحسن: فإن عندنا ما ليس عند الناس، فلم يكن عندي شي‏ء، فأتيت أبا عبد الله عليه السلام فأخبرته، فقال لي القه و قل: إن الله عز وجل يقول في كتابه ائْتُونِي بِكِتابٍ مِنْ قَبْلِ هذا أَوْ أَثارَةٍ مِنْ عِلْمٍ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ صادِقِينَ، فاقعدوا لنا حتى نسألكم قال: فلقيته فحاججته بذلك، فقال لي: أفما عندكم شي‏ء ألا تعيبونا، إن كان فلان تفرغ و شغلنا فذاك الذي يذهب بحقنا