IBN AL-QATTAN, ^Ali bin Muhammad
Abul-Hasan, ^Ali bin Muhammad bin ^Abdul-Malik Al-Fasi was born in Qurtuba in Spain in 562 H. And lived in Fas in Morocco. He was a Hafidh, an Imam and a learned critic of the Hadith methodology. Moreover, he was more knowledgeable about the Hadith methodology and the mastery of the names and history of the narrators of the Hadith than anyone else of his time. He also authored many books and died in Rabi^-ul-Awwal, 628 H.