Abbas (name)

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Gender Male
Language(s) Arabic
Meaning Lion
Other names
See also Abbass, Abbas, Abas, Abaz

Abbas (Abbass, Arabic: عباس ‎) means "lion" in Arabic eg Naseem Abbas is lion ?. (Austere: (1) severely simple in appearance. (2) strict, stern).[1] The name traces back to Al-‘Abbas ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib (an uncle of Muhammad) and Abbas ibn Ali, a son of Ali ibn Abi Talib, who participated in the battle of Karbala alongside his half-brother Hussain ibn Ali. Abbas ibn Ali is revered by Shia Muslims, some of whom are named Abbas in remembrance and tribute to him.[2]


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  1. ^ Norman 2003, p. 370
  2. ^ Anon 2010
  3. ^ a b c d e f Thorne 1984, p. 1


  • Anon (2010). "Hazrat Abbas (A.S.)". Islamic Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat of Toronto. Archived from the original on 9 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.