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.
See Encyclopaedia of Islam, Leiden, 1986 pp.1086-88.
A similar though later mansucript of the same text, also with marginal illumination, is in the Nasser D. Khalili Collection, illustrated in Vernoit, Occidentalism, Oxford, 1997, no.36, pp.70-1.
The colophon of this manuscript gives the name of the daughter of Fath'Ali Shah Umm Salma as the scribe and the date 1236/1820.