Anwar al-tanzil wa-asrar al-ta’wil
Beginning of the commentary on <i>Surat al-Tawbah</i>

Another manuscript of Qur’anic exegesis in the collection is that by the 13th century Shafi‘iinfo-icon scholar and chief qadiinfo-icon 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’aninfo-icon, Anwar al-tanzilinfo-icon wa-asrar al-ta’wilinfo-icon. 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 surainfo-icon headings in red ink.

Copied in 1066/1656 by Abu al-Hasan al-Parshakuhi al-Wamkawi

376 folios, 205 x 155 mm

Ms 288