He was from the people of Koofa. He narrated (knowledge) from Anas (radiyallaahu-anhu). His kunya was Abu Usaama. He was a devout worshipper and one who was very patient in bearing constant hunger.
[Source: Seeratus Salaf As-Saaleh by: Imaam Ismaaeel Bin Muhammad Bin Fadl Al-Asbahaanee (535AH): Chapter: A mention of those who followed the companions in righteousness]