Abdullah Ibn Masud, even though from Makkah, spent most of his time outside the city as a shepherd. He accepted the Islam faith when he was still a youth and made a devotion in serving the Messenger of Allah.
He was also one of the best in reciting the Qur’an thus he was among pioneer learned scholars. Because of this, he became a part of the Companions in reciting the Qur’an aloud in Quraysh tribes’ gatherings. Because of this, he received multiple and countless beatings by them but this did not hinder him in being courageous in spreading his faith.