Striving To Seek Knowledge

Ibn Abbas (ra), the cousin of the Prophet (saw), was very young but eager to seek knowledge so he would sleep outside senior companion’s homes and when they were riding their animals, he would lead the animal and they would say you are the Prophet’s (saw) cousin! He would reply, this is how we treat the people of knowledge (meaning humble ourselves before them). Ibn Abbas (ra) is maybe the greatest companion ever for tafseer.

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