Insân

إنسان | Human | Insān

It is interesting to note that the Arabic word for human being is ‘insan’ which is derived from the word ‘nasiya’ which means ‘to forget.’ This indicates that it is in human nature to forget and make mistakes and so Muslims believe that humans should be aware of this and be quick to repent if they do wrong and not dwell on it afterwards as everyone makes mistakes.

“Linguists say that the word “insân” has two roots. The first one is “nisyân” which means “to forget”. And the second one is “unsiyah” (in Turkish: ünsiyet), which means “to relate, to love-be loved, to become close to s.o., to get or give a reaction. […].”