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al-Bāqillānī, Abū Bakr
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al-Bāqillānī, Abū Bakr Muḥammad b. al-Ṭayyib (d. 23 Dhū al-Qaʿda 403/5 June 1013), a renowned Ashʿarī theologian. Some sources include the appellation al-Rabaʿī (al-Sakūnī, 253), indicating his Arab origins. His precise date of birth is not known, but some scholars have proposed that it was around the year 328/940 (Watt, 76; Sezgin, GAS, 1/608; cf. al-Khuḍayrī’s introduction to al-Tamhīd, 2). It is probable the he was born in Baṣra (al-Khaṭīb, 5/379). As to his laqab, al-Samʿānī’s claim that it derives from …

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Masoud Tareh, Translated by Shahram Khodaverdian, Shahram Khodaverdian, Translated by Rahim Gholami, Translated by Matthew Melvin-Koushki and Ansari, Hassan, “al-Bāqillānī, Abū Bakr”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000068>
First published online: 2015

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