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'Abd Allah b. Mas'ud
Personal Information
Full Name Abu 'Abd al-Rahman 'Abd Allah b. Mas'ud b. Ghafil b. Habib al-Hudhali
Teknonym Abu 'Abd al-Rahman
Epithet Ibn Mas'ud
Lineage Banu Hudhayl
Muhajir/Ansar Muhajir
Place(s) of Residence Mecca, Abyssinia, Medina, Kufa
Death/Martyrdom 32/652-3
Burial Place Medina
Religious Information
Presence at Ghazwas Many of the Prophet (s)'s ghazwas: Badr, Uhud
Migration to Abyssinia, Medina
Known for Reciter of Qur'an

ʾAbū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ʿAbd Allāh b. Masʿūd b. Ghāfil b. Ḥabīb al-Hudhalī (Arabic: ابوعبدالرحمان عبدالله بن مسعود بن غافل بن حبیب الهُذَلی), (d. 32/652-3), known as ʾIbn Masʿūd (Arabic: ابن مسعود), was one of the companions of the Prophet (s) (Sahaba) and a narrator of hadiths and an exegete of the Qur'an in the early days of Islam. He took himself as the sixth person who converted to Islam. He was among the first Muslims who immigrated to Abyssinia in the early days of Islam. He migrated from Mecca to Medina and participated in the Battle of Badr. After the Prophet Muhammad (s)'s demise, he took part in the Battles of Ridda as well as in the Conquest of Syria. In 21/641-642, 'Umar b. al-Khattab sent Ibn Mas'ud and 'Ammar b. Yasir to Kufa as supervisors of the treasury and its judicial system. In the period of 'Uthman b. 'Affan, Ibn Mas'ud had a quarrel with Sa'd b. Abi Waqqas and thus he was summoned by 'Uthman to Medina. Two years before 'Uthman's murder, he passed away in Medina.

He was one of the first memorizers of the Qur'an; he heard about 70 Suras (chapters) of the Qur'an immediately from the Prophet (s). 'Asim heard his reading of the Qur'an from Ibn Mas'ud. He had read the Qur'an for some people and they wrote it down. When 'Uthman o