Shams al-Dīn Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad ibn Abī Ṭālib al- Anṣārī l-Dimashqī, Shaykh al-Rabwa
Date of Birth: 1256
Place of Birth: Ṣafad, near Damascus
Date of Death: 1327
Place of Death: Ṣafad
Ibn Abī Ṭālib al-Dimashqī was known in his time for the breadth of his interests. Born near Damascus, he appears to have remained in his native locality for most of his life, serving as imām at al-Rabwa, and rising to become a local celebrity.
He wrote on man…