::Abd Allah ibn Abbas


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Abd Allah ibn Abbas (Arabic: عبد الله ابن عباس‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) or ′Abd Allah ibn al-′Abbas otherwise called (Ibn Abbas; Al-Habr; Al-Bahr; The Doctor; The Sea)<ref name=EB/> was born c. 619 CE. He was one of Muhammad's companions and one of the early Qur'an scholars.<ref name="EB"></ref>

During the early struggles for the caliphate, he supported Ali, and was given the job of governor of Basra as a reward. He did not stay long and he withdrew to Mecca. During the reign of Muawiyah I, he lived in Hejaz and would travel to Damascus often. After Muawiyah I died, he opposed Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr and fled to at-Ta'if, where he died in around 687 CE.<ref name=EB/><ref>There is uncertainty as to the actual year of his death. Some sources state either 687 or 688.</ref>

'Abd Allah ibn Abbas was known for his knowledge of traditions as well as his critical interpretation of the Qur'an. From early on, he gathered information from other companions of Muhammad and gave classes and wrote commentaries.<ref name=EB/>

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