Allamah Ismaeel Basha Baghdadi (d. 1339) records:
Al-Taftazani, Imam Saad al-deen Masood bin Umar bin Abdullah al-Harawi al-Khurasani, the Hanafi scholar, jurist and a writer, known as Taftazani, he was born in year 722 and died in Samarqand in Muharam 792, some of his books: al-Arbaeen fi al-Hadith, Irshad al-hadi fi al-Naho, al-Isbah fi sharh Dibajet al-Musbah fi al-Naho, Tarkib al-Jalil fi al-Naho, al-Talwih fi kashf Haqaeq al-Tanqih fi al-Usool, Tahdeeb al-Manteq wa al-Kalam, al-Jader al-asam fi Sharh Maqasid al-Talbin, Hashya ala al-Kashaf of al-Zamakhshari, Dafe al-Nusus wa al-Nuqus, Risalat al-Ikrah, Sharh Tasrif al-Zanjani, Sharh Talkhis al-Muftah of Alsekaki fi ma’ani al-bayan, Sharh hadith al-arbeen, Sharh al-shamsya fi al-Manteq, Sharh al-Aqaed al-Nasfia, Sharh Faraed al-Sirajia, Sharh al-Kashaf, Sharh Mauntaha al-Soal wa al-Amal of Ibn al-Hajeb, Fatawa al-Hanfia, Qawanin al-Sarf, Kashf al-Asrar wa Edat al-Abrar fi Tafsir al-Quran (Persian language), Mukhtasar Sharh Talkhis al-Jame’a of Sheikh Masood, al-Mukhtasar fi Sharh Talkhis al-Meftah fi al-Ma’ani, al-Mmutawel fi al-Ma’ani wa al-Bayan, Meftah al-Fiqh, Maqasid al-Talbin fi Ilm Usool al-Deen, Neam al-Sawabeg fi Sharh al-Nawabegh of al-Zamakhshari.
Hidayat al-Arfeen, Volume 2 pages 430-431 – Cached
Imam Ibn Hajar Asqalani records:
Masood bin Umar al-Taftazani, the great scholar, the author of Sharh al-Talkhis, Sharh al-Aqed fi Usool al-Deen, Sharh al-Shamsya fi al-Manteq and Sharh al-Tasreef al-Ezi which some say as his first book, al-Irshad fi al-Nahoo; he summarized it, al-Hajebya wa al-Maqasid fi Usool al-Deen; he wrote commentary for it, al-Talweeh fi Usool Fiqh al-Hanafia; it is a margin commentary for Tawdeeh Sadr al-Sharia, margin commentary for Sharh al-Mukhrasar of al-Qadhi `Adududdin, margin commentary of al-Kashaf… he also wrote other books in various fields of knowledge which have been commented, obtained and preserved by the scholars. He was the extremely knowledgeable in the field of eloquence and logic, more in East rather in the all countries; there wasn’t anyone in comparison to his knowledge. He died in the month of Safar in year 792 and no one was there who would be able to take his place, he was born in 712 as its written by Ibn al-Jazri, Shehab al-Deen ibn Arabshah al-Hanafi said to me that Sheikh Alaa al-Deen mentioned that Sheikh Saad al-Deen died in year 791 at the age of 80.
Dur al Kaminah, Volume 2 page 639 – Cached
Umar Raza Kahalah records:
“Masood al-Taftazani (712 – 791 H) (1312 – 1389) Masood bin Umar bin Abdullah al-Taftazani (Saad al-deen) a scholar in Arabic grammar, language, eloquence, Jurisprudence, Usool, logic and other. He was born in Taftazan, a village near to Nisa, he obtained knowledge from al-Qutub and al-adhad, the people get benefited from his books, he died in Samarqand”
Mu’jam al-Mu’lafeen, Volume 12 (MS Word, Doc page No. 198) – Cached