Muhammad Al-Hasan bin Al-Diddu Al-Shanqiti is a Mauritanian Muslim scholar, author, writer, and poet. He is the President of O’lama Information Centre, and the President of Abdallah ibn Yasin University. He is also head of the country’s Centre for the Development of Scholars. In 2014 he was the Vice President of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS). He has licenses (ijazaat) from various Islamic scholars authorizing him to teach all the major hadith collections.