Muhammad Baqir b. Muhammad Taqi b. Maqsud 'Ali al-Majlisi al-Isfahani (AH 1037-1110/1627-98 AD) was one of the foremost religious thinkers of his time and among the most prolific authors in Twelver Shi'ism. He held the office of Shaykh al-Islam under Shah Sulayman (d. 1106/1694) and Mulla Bashi under Shah Sultan Husayn (d. 1125/1713). He wrote several important works, the most famous being Bihar al-Anwar (Seas of Lights) and Zad al-Ma'ad (Provisions for the Resurrection), a text in Arabic containing prayers for each day of the year, with titles and explanatory introductions given in Persian, (Encyclopaedia of Islam, Leiden, 1986 pp.1086-88).
While the 1259 date in the colophon is clear, the details of the day of the week and precise date are given in such a complicated way that they appear not to tally.
The scribe, 'Abd al-Karim ibn Muhammad Isma'il, is unrecorded.