I would like to ask about Imam Dailami. I have previously heard of Hadiths related from the authority of Imam Dailami. However, he is seldom quoted or heard. Therefore I would like to know more about him. Apparently he narrated a few hadiths with regards to turbans.
The name Daylami in hadith refers to two persons respectively:
– the hafiz (hadith master) Abu Shuja` Shiruyah b. Shahradar b. Shiruyah b. Fanakhusru al-Daylami al-Hamdani (445-509) the compiler of Firdaws al-Akhbar bi-Ma’thur al-Khitab al-Mukharraj `ala Kitab al-Shihab, a collection of chainless hadiths;
– and his son the hafiz Abu Mansur Shahradar b. Shiruyah Ibn al-Daylami (d. 558) who documented his father’s work and tried to supply chains of transmission, producing Musnad al-Firdaws.
The hadiths that are found only in these two works are at best of questionable authenticity as these are late works and it is highly unlikely that a hadith stayed under the radar for five centuries only to be “discovered” by the later, lesser hadith scholars.