, S̲h̲ams al-Dīn Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad b. ʿUt̲h̲mān b. Ḳāymāẓ b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Turkumānī al-Fāriḳī al-Dimas̲h̲ḳī al-S̲h̲āfiʿī, an Arab historian and theologian, was born at Damascus or at Mayyāfariḳīn on 1 or 3 Rabīʿ II (according to al-Kutubī, in Rabīʿ I) 673/5 or 7 October 1274, and died at Damascus, according to al-Subkī and al-Suyūṭī, in the night of Sunday-Monday on 3 D̲h̲u ’l-Ḳaʿda 748/4 February 1348, or, according to Aḥmad b. ʿIyās, in 753/1352-3. He was buried at the Bāb al-Ṣag̲h̲īr.
His Life. His main lines of study were Tradition and canon law.
He began to study Tr…