The eminent scholar, Qotb od-Din Razi
Compiled by: Syed Ali Shahbaz
On 12th of the Islamic month of Zil-Qa'dah in 776 AH, the eminent scholar, Abu Ja'far Mohammad Ibn Mohammad Buwayhi, popularly known as Qotb od-Din Razi, passed away in Damascus, Syria. Born in Varamin near Rayy in Iran, he was a student of the famous Allamah Hilli, and in turn was among the teachers of Shaikh Jamal od-Din, the First Martyr (Shaheed Awwal).
Among his works mention could be made of "al-Muhkamaat", which is the author's judgment on a comparative study of the philosophical views of Khwaja Naseer od-Din Tousi and Fakhr od-Din Razi, A Commentary (Sharh) on the "Shamsiyya" of Kateb Qazwini, "Sharh Matale’ al-Anwaar", and an Annotation (Hashiyya) on the "Qawa'ed al-Al-Ahkaam" of Allamah Hilli.