Prof. Hafiz Shaukat Ali Hareeri
Dictionary of Islamic Names
The first lesson given to Adam (A.S) after his creation was the knowledge of names, which established his superiority over the angels, and become the reason for their prostration to him. Although the Holy quran does not give the names that Adam (A.S) was taught, it does say that the earliest form of knowledge imparted to man by his creator was the knowledge of names. the first lesson also established the identity of objects and human beings from the beginning.