This is the Hebrew word for man. It could also mean to be red, referring to the ruddy colour of
human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning to make. According to Genesis in the Old Testament Adam
was created from the earth by God. He and Eve were supposedly the first humans, living happily in
the Garden of Eden until Adam ate a forbidden fruit given to him by Eve.
Means "lofty, sublime" in Arabic. Ali was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and the
fourth caliph to rule the Muslim world. His followers were the original Shiite Muslims, who regard
him as the first rightful caliph.