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The Rambam in his Hakdama to his Pirush on Perek Chelek in Mesechtas Sanhedrin mentions the points of belief a Jew must have. To the best of my knowledge these are the basis of the well-known formulation known as "Ani Maamin" before the first words in each phrase. Who authored this wording of the principles?

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No one knows.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ –  Double AA Feb 19 '13 at 17:27
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You have the workings of an answer. –  Gershon Gold Feb 19 '13 at 17:28
    
@DoubleAA "poetic"? –  b a Feb 20 '13 at 4:49
    
@ba Seems like a piyut of sorts to me. They all start with the same wording. –  Double AA Feb 20 '13 at 4:50
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It was written by a fellow named Aaaaaaaaaaaaa, who cleverly hid his name within the composition in the form of an acrostic. –  Shimon bM Feb 20 '13 at 5:25
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