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Aban Bin 'Uthman

His real name was Aban b. 'Uthman al- Ahmar al- Bajaly al- Kufi. He sometimes lived in Kufa and sometimes in Basrah. The people of Basrah learned from him such as Abu 'Ubayda Mu'ammar b. al- Muthanna, and Abu Abd Allah Mohammed b. Salam. They told many things about him in the fields of poetry, lineage, and the days (i.e. the battles).

Aban b. 'Uthman reported traditions on the authority of al- Sadiq and alKazim, peace be on them. He had a good big book.

Aban was among the six companions of Abu Abd Allah (al- Sadiq), peace be on him. They were Jamil b. Darraj, Abd Allah b. Maskan, Abd Allah b. Bukayr, Hammad b. 'Isa, Hammad b. 'Uthman, and Aban b. 'Uthman.

Adapted from: "Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.)"