Abu Muhammad Shihab al-Din Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Abd Allah ibn Ibrahim or known as Muhammad ibn Arabshah,, was a writer and traveller who lived under the reign of Timur.
He was born and grew up in Damascus.
Later when Timur invaded Syria, he moved to Samarkand and later to Transoxiana. He later moved to Adarna and worked in the court of Sultan Muhammad Uthman translating Arabic books to Turkish and Persian. He later returned to Damascus after having been absent from the city for 23 years.