Baba Shah al-Isfahani was a 16th century nasta'liq scribe who died in AH 996/1588 AD. He was praised by many as being a master of the style, and the author of the Adab al-Mashq (often wrongly attributed to Mir 'Imad). His recorded works are dated between AH 977/1569-70 AD and AH 994/1586-87 AD (Mehdi Bayani, Ahval va Asar-e Khosh-Nevisan, Vol. I, Teheran, 1345 sh, pp. 85-91).