Overview

Abdallah Ibn Masud

(d. 652)


'Abdallah Ibn Masud' can also refer to...

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Islam

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(d. ca. 652)

Companion of Muhammad. Among the first converts to Islam. Held administrative and diplomatic duties under the caliphs Umar and Uthman, but eventually broke with the latter. One of the most prolific transmitters of hadith, especially via the transmitters of Kufa, where he settled. He is especially important for traditions on the interpretation of the Quran, having been present for many revelations. The Quranic reading differing from the official Uthmanic text, notably in omitting verses 1:113–14, is attributed to him. His career and reputation were marked by his humble Bedouin origins, personal loyalty to the Prophet, and subsequent conflict with the Meccan aristocracy.

Subjects: Islam.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.