[7/163] Rijal al-Kashshi: Muhammad b. Qulawayh from Sa`d from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Isa and Muhammad b. Abdallah al-Mismai from Ali b. Asbat from Muhammad b. Abdallah b. Zurara from his father (Abdallah b. Zurara) who said: Zurara sent Ubayd his son to ask about the affair [Imama] of Abi al-Hasan عليه السلام but death came to him (Zurara) before his son Ubayd could come back to him [with the answer]. So he (Zurara) took a Mushaf [just before he died] and put it above his head and said: the Imam after Ja`far b. Muhammad is the one whose name is between the two covers in the generality of the Qur`an, appointed in a clear designation by those whose obedience has been made obligatory by Allah upon His creation – and I am a believer in him. Abu al-Hasan عليه السلام – the first – was later informed of this so he said: by Allah – Zurara was an emigrant (Muhajir) to Allah the Exalted.

[7/163] رجال الكشي: محمد بن قولويه، عن سعد، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى ومحمد بن عبد الله المسمعي، عن علي بن أسباط، عن محمد بن عبد الله بن زرارة، عن أبيه قال: بعث زرارة عبيدا ابنه يسئل عن خبر أبي الحسن عليه السلام فجائه الموت قبل رجوع عبيد إليه فأخذ المصحف فأعلاه فوق رأسه وقال: ان الامام بعد جعفر بن محمد من اسمه بين الدفتين في جملة القرآن منصوص عليه من الذين أوجب الله طاعتهم على خلقه، أنا مؤمن به قال: فأخبر بذلك أبو السحن الأول عليه السلام فقال: والله كان زرارة مهاجرا إلى الله تعالى