Personal Details
Title Rukn al-Dīn
Muhyi al-Sunnah
Born 433 AH or 436 AH
Died 516 AH
Religion Islam
Jurisprudence Shafi'i
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[1] or 436 AH[2]) 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 ar-Rud. He died in Marw ar-Rud.

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.



  1. Al-Ḥamawī, Yāqūt ibn ʻAbd Allāh. Muʻjam al-buldān.
  2. Ziriklī, Khayr al-Dīn. Tartīb al-aʻlām ʻalá al-aʻwām : al-aʻlām.
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