15. The reasons due to which the woman was named as ‘woman’ (مرأة)

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حدثنا علي بن احمد بن محمد رضى الله عنه قال: حدثنى محمد بن أبى عبد الله الكوفى عن موسى بن عمران النخعي عن عمه الحسين بن يزيد النوفلي عن على بن أبى حمزة عن أبى بصير عن أبى عبد الله عليه السلام قال: سميت المرأة مرأة لانها خلقت من المرء - يعنى خلقت حواء من آدم.


1. Ali Bin Ahmad Bin Muhammad narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Abu Abdullah Al Kufy, from Musa Bin Imran Al Nakhai’e, from his uncle Al Husayn Bin Yazeed Al Nowfaly, from Ali Bin Abu Hamza, from Abu Baseer, Abu Abdullah (a.s.), said, ‘The woman had been named as ‘woman’ (مرأة) because she was Created from the (clay of the) man (المرء) – meaning the Creation of Hawwa (as) was from Adam (as)’.