[8/164] Rijal al-Kashshi: Hamduwayh b. Nusayr from Muhammad b. Isa b. Ubayd from Muhammad b. Abi Umayr from Jamil b. Darraj and others apart from him – he (Jamil) said: Zurara sent his son Ubayd to Madina to investigate for him the matter of Abi al-Hasan عليه السلام and Abdallah b. Abi Abdillah [another son of al-Sadiq who had also announced his Imama], but he (Zurara) died before Ubyad (his son) could return to him (with news) … I talked to Abi al-Hasan the first (al-Kadhim) عليه السلام and mentioned to him Zurara and the act of sending his son Ubayd to Madina, so Abu al-Hasan عليه السلام said: I do hope that Zurara is among those about whom Allah the Exalted has said: “and whoever comes out of his home emigrating to Allah and his messenger – and death overtakes him (in such a state) – then he has already secured his reward from Allah” (4:100).

[8/164] رجال الكشي: حمدويه بن نصير، عن محمد بن عيسى بن عبيد، عن محمد بن أبي عمير، عن جميل بن دراج و غيره قال: وجه زرارة عبيدا ابنه إلى المدينة، يستخبر له خبر أبي الحسن عليه السلام و عبد الله بن أبي عبد الله، فمات قبل أن يرجع إليه عبيد … قلت لأبي الحسن الأول عليه السلام و ذكرت له زرارة و توجيهه ابنه عبيدا إلى المدينة، فقال أبو الحسن: إني لأرجو أن يكون زرارة ممن قال الله تعالى وَ مَنْ يَخْرُجْ مِنْ بَيْتِهِ مُهاجِراً إِلَى اللَّهِ وَ رَسُولِهِ ثُمَّ يُدْرِكْهُ الْمَوْتُ فَقَدْ وَقَعَ أَجْرُهُ عَلَى اللَّهِ