Abdur Rahim

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"Abdul Rahim" redirects here. For the village in Iran, see Abdol Rahim.

Abdur Rahim (Arabic: عبد الرحيم‎) is a male Muslim given name, and in modern usage, surname. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Rahim. The name means "servant of the most merciful", Ar-Rahim being one of the names of God in the Qur'an, which give rise to the Muslim theophoric names.[1][2]

The letter a of the al- is unstressed, and can be transliterated by almost any vowel, often by u. Because the letter r is a sun letter, the letter l of the al- is assimilated to it. Thus although the name is written in Arabic with letters corresponding to Abd al-Rahim, the usual pronunciation corresponds to Abd ar-Rahim. Alternative transliterations include Abdul Rahim, Abdur Raheem, Abdul Rahiem and others, all subject to variant spacing and hyphenation.

It may refer to:

Males[edit]

Females[edit]

With derived surnames[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Salahuddin Ahmed (1999). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. London: Hurst & Company. 
  2. ^ S. A. Rahman (2001). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. New Delhi: Goodword Books.