‘Abd in Arabic means male slave. Generally it is used in names as slave of Allah – Abdullah, or with one of the names or attributes of Allah like Abdurrahman, meaning the salve of the Most Beneficent. It also means a male slave who was captured in a just war.


  1. The Noble Qur’an, Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali and Muhammad Muhsin Khan, Darussalam