Al-Baqillani

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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 Sunni Asharism.

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 Sunni creed, defence of the Sunni position regarding the Imamate (Caliphate), rebutting Brahmanism, Dualism, Trinitarianism, etc.[1]

Ibn Taymiyya called al-Baqillani 'the best of the Ash'ari mutakallimun, unrivalled by any predecessor or successor'.[2]

Works[edit]

  • I‘jāz al-Qur’ān
  • Al-Intiṣār lil-Qur’ān
  • Al-Taqrīb wa-al-irshād al-ṣaghīr
  • Kitāb tamhīd al-awāʼil wa-talkhīṣ al-dalāʼil
  • Al-Inṣāf fīmā yajibu i‘tiqāduhu wa-lā yajūzu al-jahl bihi fī ‘ilm al-kalām
  • Manāqib al-A’immah al-arba‘ah

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.muslimphilosophy.com/ei2/baqillani.htm
  2. ^ http://www.at-tawhid.net/article-abu-bakr-al-baqillani-m-403-87802903.html

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