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Guidoboni and Comastri (2005) describe Ibn al-Wardi as follows:
Ibn al-Wardi, Zayn al-Din Abu Hafs `Umar ben Muzaffar b. `Umar Muhammad (c.1290-1349)

A keen follower of Shafi'ism, he was a textual scholar, man of letters, historian and poet. He was educated in Syria, at Damascus, Aleppo and Hamah. He began his career in the magistracy before devoting himself entirely to literary activities. His Tatimmat mukhtasar fi akhbar al-bashar is simply an abridgement of Abu 'l-Fida's chronicle.
Based on reading other sources (e.g. Encyclopedia of Islam), there appears to be some doubt and confusion over his identity and biography.