as salamu alaykum Shaykh
I hope you are well in shā Allah.
I was working towards a short biography on Qadi al-Baydawi and have seen that there is much difference on his year of passing.
There are a few differing narrations in respect to Qāḍī al-Bayḍāwī’s passing.
i. Tāj al-Dīn al-Subkī in Ṭabaqāt al-kubrā and al-Isnawī state that Qāḍī al-Bayḍāwī passed away in Tabriz, 691H.
ii. Ibn Kathīr and others, have opined with 685H. Ṣalāh al-Ṣafadī has stated similar in his Tārīkh.
iii. A view has been mentioned as 682H.
Muhammad Ḥanīf al-Gangohī states: Some have stated that al-Bayḍāwī passed away in 682H, but the first view (qawl) (of 685H) is the correct/upheld (rājiḥ) view. (Zafar al muḥaṣṣilīn bi-aḥwāl al-muṣannifīn pp. 29)
Shaykh do you have any findings that I may add please?
Baydawi’s obitus has been given respectively as:
(i) “682/1283 or later;”
(ii) 685/1286 (most famously);
(v) 708/1308 (likely);
(vi) 716/1316 (likely);
(vii) and 719/1319.
His birthdate is unknown.
Hajj Gibril Haddad