al-Bayḍāwī
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al-Bayḍāwī, Nāṣir al-Dīn ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿUmar b. Muḥammad al-Shīrāzī, Qurʾān exegete (mufassir) and Shāfiʿī jurist, jurisprudent (uṣūlī), and judge (qāḍī) of the 7th–8th/13th–14th centuries. In theology al-Bayḍāwī was Ashʿarī. His fame is due to the special value of some of his writings in the fields of Qurʾān commentary (tafsīr), theology and jurisprudence.

Life and Career

Al-Bayḍāwī owes his nisbas firstly to Bayḍā (q.v.), a distric…

Cite this page
Manouchehri, Faramarz Haj, Waley, M.I. and Mosallayi-pour, Abbas, “al-Bayḍāwī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 23 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_000000108>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209



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