Khalid b. Madd al-Qalanisi
|Khalid b. Madd al-Qalanisi|
|Companion of||Imam al-Sadiq (a), Imam al-Kazim (a)|
|Epithet||al-Qalanisi, Bayya' al-Qalanis|
|Place(s) of Residence||Kufa|
|Professors||Abu Hamza al-Thumali, Jabir b. Yazid al-Ju'fi|
|Students||Nadr b. Shu'ayb, 'Ali b. Hakam, Muhammad b. Sanan|
Khālid b. Mādd al-Qalānisī (Arabic: خالِد بن مادّ القَلانِسی) was an Imami transmitter of hadiths and a companion of Imam al-Sadiq (a) and Imam al-Kazim (a). Khalid transmitted hadiths from Imam al-Sadiq (a) as well as other transmitters of hadiths, such as Abu Hamza al-Thumali, Jabir al-Ju'fi, Muhammad b. Fadl, and Muhammad b. Khalid al-Tayalisi. Al-Najashi considered him as a reliable transmitter of hadiths. Hadiths transmitted by him are concerned with issues of fiqh, such as hajj, wasiyya (the will), inheritance , rulings of the corpses, and also with the virtues of Ahl al-Bayt (a).
Lineage and Title
His father's name is mentioned in the chains of transmissions of many hadiths as "Madd". However, some sources of 'ilm al-rijal have mentioned his father as "Ziyad", "Himad", "Bad" and "Mazin". Because of such variations about his father's name, some sources have taken each to be a distinct person.
In addition to "al-Qalanisi", Khalid was known as "Bayya' al-Qalanis" as well which indicates his occupation as a hat-seller or hat-maker.
Hadiths and Masters
Khalid transmitted hadiths from Imam al-Sadiq (a) as well as from other transmitters of hadiths such as Abu Hamza al-Thumali, Jabir al-Ju'fi, Muhammad b. Fadl, and Muhammad b. Khalid al-Tayalisi. Hadiths transmitted by him are concerned with issues of fiqh such as hajj, wasiyya (the will), inheritance, corpses, as well as the virtues of Ahl al-Bayt (a).
Transmitters from Khalid
Khalid wrote a book which was transmitted by Nadr b. Shu'ayb and Abu Hurayra 'Abd Allah b. Salam. In his assessment of the work, al-Najashi implied doubts about some of its contents.
Since Nadr b. Shu'ayb was a transmitter of this work, its contents can be accessed and assessed through hadiths transmitted by Nadr b. Shu'ayb.
- The material for this article is mainly taken from خالد بن ماد قلانسی in Farsi WikiShia.