|Title||Rukn al-Dīn |
|Born||433 AH or 436 AH|
|Main interest(s)||Tafsir, Hadith, Fiqh|
|Notable work(s)||Tafsir al-Baghawi|
Abu Muhammad al-Husayn ibn Mas'ud ibn Muhammad al-Farra' al-Baghawi (Persian/Arabic:ابومحمد حسین بن مسعود بغوی), born 1041 or 1044 (433 AH or 436 AH) died 1122 (516 AH) was a renowned Persian Muslim Mufassir, hadith scholar and a Shafi`i faqih best known for his major work Tafsir al-Baghawi. Al-Farra was in reference to trading with fur, and al-Baghawi was a reference to his hometown Bagh or Baghshûr (then in Persia) between Herat and Marw al-Rudh. He died in Marw al-Rudh.
He is also famous for his other works on hadith such as Sharḥ al-sunnah and Masabih al-Sunnah, the latter became famous as Mishkat al-Masabih with the additions of al-Tabrizi (d. 741H). He was a student of al-Husayn ibn Muhammad al-Marwa al-Rudi.
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