Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn al-Ṭayyib ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Bāqillānī

Date of Birth: Unknown, about 941-42

Place of Birth: Basra

Date of Death: 5 June 1013

Place of Death: Baghdad


Although the date of al-Bāqillānī’s birth is not known, from details of his later life it is possible to say that he was probably born just after 940 (Allard, Le problème des attributs divins, p. 291). He studied under scholars who had been students of al-Ashʿar…

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Thomas, David, “Al-Bāqillānī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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