in the Qur'an, Hadith, History
Husayn b. Mas`ud, Abu Muhammad al-Farra' al-Baghawi al-Shafi`i (Muhyi al-Sunnah)
[Biographical Notes in 'Reliance of the Traveller', Noah (Nuh) Ha Mim Keller, USA: Sunna Books, 1991 CE, x99 (pg. 1041) ]
(Imam) Baghawi (w4.3) is al-Husayn ibn Mas`ud ibn Muhammad ibn al-Farra', Abu Muhammad Muhyi al-Sunna al-Baghawi, born in Bagha, Persia, in 436/1044. Known to contemporaries as the Reviver of the Sunna, he was an Imam in Shafi`i jurisprudence, hadith, and Koranic exegesis, writing valuable works in each, among them his sixteen-volume Sharh al-sunna [The explanation of the sunna], which proceeds through the usual chapter arangement of works on Shafi`i jurisprudence, discussing the hadiths and Koranic verses upon which the rulings of the school are based, and how the various other Imams have understood them. His commentary on the Holy Koran Lubab al-ta'wil fi ma`alam al-Tanzil [The quintessence of interpretation: on features of the Revelation], has also proved very popular among scholars and been printed in several editions. He died in Merv (in present-day Turkmen S.S.R.) in 510/1117 (al-A`lam (y136), 2.259; and n).
[Tabaqat al-Huffaz, al-Suyuti, Jalal al-Din `Abd al-Rahman b. Kamal al-Din Abi Bakr, al-Shafi`i, Cairo (?): Maktabah Wahbah, , p. 457 (or check index) ]
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