Imam Baydawi’s year of passing?


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.

My findings:

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?



Alaykum Salam,

Baydawi’s obitus has been given respectively as:

(i) “682/1283 or later;”
(ii) 685/1286 (most famously);
(iii) 691/1292;
(iv) 692/1293;
(v) 708/1308 (likely);
(vi) 716/1316 (likely);
(vii) and 719/1319.

His birthdate is unknown.


Hajj Gibril Haddad

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