Ibn ‘Abdallah Mar’i bin Yusuf bin Abi Bakr al-Karmi al-Maqdisi al-Hanbali was born in Tul al-Karm near Nablus, Palestine and studied Fiqh in Jerusalem and al-Azhar Mosque. He died in Cairo in January 1624. The colophon of this manuscript states that the author completed this treatise at the al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo in AH 1029 /1619-20 AD.
Two other copies, the first is dated AH 1250/1834 AD (Or. 1179) and the second datable to the 18th century (Or. 1180), are in the British Library. The work has been printed at the Bulaq Press in AH 1242/1826-27 AD, see C. Rieu, Supplement to the Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts in the British Museum, Hildesheim, 2013, reprint of the 1894 London catalogue, p. 64, nos. 1022 and 1023.
See Brockelmann, GAL, II. 369; S. II. 496.