I cannot recall that. Possibly, I had studied very little of Sa'adi by then.
Nizamiyya University Baghdad where Saadi studied was a massive factory of Mullahs and N2Is.
Dear Kian, the link is not opening.
Qur'an oriented Muslim scholars in medieval times? NO, NONE, NOTHING BUT CRIMINALS OF ISLAM :-) except those who were crucified and whose works did not survive.
None before Sir Syed Ahmad Khan d.1897, Allama Inayatullah Khan Al-Mashriqi d.1965, Allama Iqbal d.1938, Allama G.A. Parwez d.1985, Dr Ghulam Jeelani Barq d.1985. And a few lesser known people.
Let us lighten up with Sa'adi:
CHUNAN QEHT SAALAY SHUD ANDAR DAMISHQ
KEH YAARAN FARAMOSH KARDAND ISHQ :-)