It is reported that Ṭāwūs – Allāh have mercy on him – said, “The worship and devoutness of a young person is not complete until he marries.”

Ibrāhīm b. Maysurah reports that Ṭāwūs said to him, “You better get married or I will say to you what ʿUmar b. Al-Khattāb said to Abū Al-Zawā`id: ‘Nothing but incapability or sinfulness is preventing you from getting married!’”

Al-Dhahabī, Siyar A’lām Al-Nubalā`, in his biography of Ṭāwūs.

Ṭāwūs b. Kaysān was a great scholar and ascetic. He was the most renowned scholar of Yemen during his time. He is regarded as one of the senior companions and students of Ibn ‘Abbās, and reports narrations from a number of other Companions.