Another manuscript of Qur’anic exegesis in the collection is that by the 13th century Shafi‘i scholar and chief qadi of Shiraz, ‘Abd Allah b. ‘Umar al-Baydawi. He composed several works on a number of subjects including exegesis, jurisprudence, law, scholastic theology and grammar, and had a reputation for wide learning. His most famous work is his commentary on the Qur’an, Anwar al-tanzil wa-asrar al-ta’wil. Al-Baydawi’s work was first edited and published in 1846 and is among the most frequently printed. The Institute’s manuscript is written in a small naskhi hand, with the sura headings in red ink.
Copied in 1066/1656 by Abu al-Hasan al-Parshakuhi al-Wamkawi
376 folios, 205 x 155 mm