Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Reason Behind Adam being Named Adam

Here is a Muwaththaq (reliable) Hadeeth about the reasoning for Prophet Adam (عليه السلام) being named “Adam”.

(Taken from my personal copy of Al-Sadooq’s `Ilal al-Sharaa’i`, vol. 1, ch. 10, pg. 22, hadeeth # 1)
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باب العلة التي من أجلها سمي آدم آدم
“Chapter on the reason for Adam being named Adam”

حدثنا أبي رضي الله عنه قال حدثنا عبد الله بن جعفر الحميري عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى عن أحمد بن محمد بن أبي نصر عن أبان بن عثمان عن محمد الحلبي عن أبي عبد الله ع قال إنما سمي آدم آدم لأنه خلق من أديم الأرض
Muhammad Al-Halabee from Abee `Abd Allaah (عليه السلام): “Verily, Adam is named Adam because he was created from crust/dirt of the earth”
1.     Al-Sadooq, `Ilal Al-Sharaa’i`, vol. 1, ch. 10, pg. 14, hadeeth # 1

After the Hadeeth here is what Al-Sadooq says:

قال مصنف هذا الكتاب رحمه الله اسم الأرض الرابعة أديم و خلق آدم منها فلذلك قيل خلق من أديم الأرض
The compiler of the book (Al-Sadooq), may Allaah be pleased with him, said: “The earth has four (kinds of
 crust/dirt, and Adam created from it, therefore it is said Adam is created from the crust/dirt of the earth”

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