Early Ašʿarite Theology: Abū Bakr al-Bāqillānī (d. 403/1013) and his Hidāyat al-mustaršidīn
In a recently published article, Daniel Gimaret has offered a first study on the Kitāb Hidāyat al-mustaršidīn, Abū Bakr al-Bāqillānī’s (d. 403/1013) most comprehensive and, as it would seem, last work in the field of kalām. Gimaret consulted and described two manuscripts containing different parts of the work, viz. ms. Qarawiyyīn 692 (Fez) and ms. al-Azhar III 337, ʿilm al-kalām  342 (Cairo). The purpose of the present article is to introduce two additional partial manuscripts of al-Bāqillānī’s work, ms. St. Petersburg, The Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, # C 329 and ms. Tashkent, al-Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan, # 3296, constituting Volumes Five and Eleven of the work.