Abu Bakr Muḥammad ibn al-Ṭayyib al-Bāqillānī (Arabic: أبو بكر محمد بن الطيب الباقلاني) was an Ashari Islamic scholar and Maliki lawyer, influential in popularising SunniAsharism.
Born in Basra c. 950, he spent most of his life in Baghdad, and studied under disciples of al-Ash'ari. He held the office of chief Qadi outside the capital of the Caliphate. He died on 5 June 1013 (402AH).
He supported the doctrine of the apologetic miracle being proof of prophecy, the noncreation of the Quran, intercession, and the possibility of seeing God.
His fifty two volumous books are regarded as classical works on expounding the Quran, its the textual integrity, defending orthodoxy and Islam, the miracles of the prophethood, summaries of the Sunnicreed, defence of the Sunni position regarding the Imamate (Caliphate), rebutting Brahmanism, Dualism, Trinitarianism, etc.