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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.

Al-Bayḍāwī and His Scholarship

The scion of a family of Shāfiʿī scholars, al-Bayḍā…

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Faramarz Haj Manouchehri, Translated by Muhammad Isa Waley and Mosallayi-pour, Abbas, “al-Bayḍāwī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 20 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_000000108>
First published online: 2015

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