11. The reasons due to which the human being (Insaan) was named as ‘Insaan’ - Hadith #1

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حدثنا علي بن احمد بن محمد بن رضى الله عنه قال: حدثنا محمد بن أبي عبد الله الكوفي عن معاوية بن حكيم عن ابن أبى عمير عن بعض أصحابنا عن أبى عبد الله " ع " قال: سمي الانسان إنسانا لانه ينسى، وقال الله عزوجل: (ولقد عهدنا الى آدم من قبل فنسى).


1. Ali Bin Ahmad Bin Muhammad narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Abu Abdullah Al Kufy, from Muawiya Bin Hakeem, from Ibn Abu Umeyr, from one of our companions, Abu Abdullah (asws) has said: ‘The human being was named as ‘Insaan’ because he forgets (Nasii), and Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic Says [20:115] And We had Given a Covenant to Adam before, but he forgot’.


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