'Abd Allah ibn al'-Abbas
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|'Abd Allah ibn al'-Abbas|
|Born||'Abd Allah ibn al'-Abbas
c. 619 CE
|Other names||Al-Hibr, (The Doctor); Al-Bahr, (The Sea)|
|Notable idea(s)||interpretation of the Qur'an|
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 687.
'Abd Allah ibn al'-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.