Mohammed ibn Hajj al-Tilimsani
Moḥammed ibn Hajj al-Abdari al-Tilmisani (or Mohammed Ibn Mohammed ibn Mohammed Abu Abdallah Ibn al-Hajj al-Abdari al-Fassi al-Tilamsani) (ca. 1258 – 1336) was a Moroccan writer, originating from Tlemcen. He was born in 1258 under the Ziyyanid rule.
Mohammed ibn Hajj al-Tilimsani wrote Madkhal Ash-Shara Ash-Shareef Ala Al-Mathahib (Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence According to Schools of Thought). The book was published in 4 volumes of over 300 large pages each. It treats many different subjects. His views are very much influenced by al-Ghazali's Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din. He spent much of his life in Tunis and Egypt and, for some time, taught at the university of Fes, Al-Qarawiyyin. He was buried in Qarafa (Egypt).
He is not to be confused with Mohammed al-Abdari al-Hihi (full name :Abu Abdallah Mohammed ibn Mohammed ibn Ali ibn Ahmed ibn Masoud ibn Hajj al-Abdari al-Hihi, fl. ca. 1289) who wrote accounts of his travels. That writer is the author of The Moroccan Journey (Al-Rihlah al-Magribiyyah), an account of his journey to Mecca in 1289.
- A descriptive list of Arabic manuscripts on medicine and science at the ... By A. Z. Iskandar  p.23; second paragraph
- Mohammed Abu Abdallah Ibn al-Hajj al-Tilmisani. author on medicine and alchemy (Al-Madkhal), See: A.Z. Iskandar, A Descriptive List of Arabic Manuscripts on Medicine, Brill, 1984, p. 37
- Perspectives : revue trimestrielle d’éducation comparée (Paris, UNESCO : Bureau international d’éducation), vol. XXIII, n° 3-4, 1993, p. 531-555. (influence)
For a biography see  (retrieved September 11, 2008) N.B. This site mistakenly assumes that the two authors are the same.