Physician son of Abi Sulayman Dawud ibn Abi al- Muna ibn Abi Fanah from whom, among others, he learned medicine, and brother of ABU AL-FADL IBN ABI SULAYMAN and of Abu Shakir ibn Abi Sulayman, to whom he taught the art of medicine.
He was a skilled doctor, respected and with a good position at court. The sultan al-Malik al-‘Adil (1200-1218), for whom he worked, appointed him to the service of his son al-Malik al- Mu‘azzam. He also worked as a physician for al-Malik al-Nasir Salah al-Din. He moved to Egypt and remained there until his death in 1216. He was buried at Dar al-Khandaq in Cairo.