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Bayḍā, the name of a medieval Islamic town corresponding to the present-day village of Tall Bayḍā in the Bayḍā district of Fārs, Sipidān township (shahristān). It was the birthplace of Nāṣir al-Dīn ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿUmar al-Bayḍāwī (d. 700/1300, q.v.), a famous commentator, scholar, and judge known for his works on the principles of jurisprudence and theology. Under a resolution passed by the Iranian Council of Ministers in 1380 Sh./2001, Bayḍā was renamed as the town of Hirābāl in the historical region of Bayḍā (Nāmah, no. 3454). Bay…

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Bagher Vosoughi, Mohammad and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Bayḍā”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_000000107>
First published online: 2015

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