Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of Iblees
Hadith #1

حدثنا المظفر بن جعفر بن المظفر العلوي - رضي الله عنه - قال: حدثنا جعفر بن محمد بن مسعود العياشي، عن أبيه، قال: حدثنا علي بن الحسن بن علي بن فضال، قال: حدثنا محمد بن الوليد، عن عباس بن هلال، عن أبي الحسن الرضا عليه السلام أنه ذكر: أن اسم إبليس " الحارث " وإنما قول الله عز وجل: " يا إبليس " يا عاصي و سمي إبليس لأنه أبلس من رحمة الله عز وجل .

1. We were told by Mudaffar bin Ja’far bin Mudaffar al-Alawi, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said: We were told by Ja’far bin Muhammed bin Mas’ud al-‘Ayyashi, from his father, that he said: We were told by Ali bin Hasan bin Ali bin Faddal, that he said: We were told by Muhammed bin Waleed, from Abbas bin Hilal, from Abu’l-Hasan al-Rida, peace be upon him, that he mentioned: The name of Iblees is Harith, and Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He, only says: «O Iblees» (15:32) as in: O disobedient. He was named Iblees [1] because he despaired from the mercy of Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He.