Abdul Samad

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Abdul Samad (Arabic: عبد الصمد‎) is a male Muslim given name, built on the Arabic words Abd, al- and Samad. The name means "servant of the Everlasting", al-Samad being one of the names of God in the Qur'an, which give rise to the Muslim theophoric names.[1][2]

Because the letter s is a sun letter, the letter l of the al- is assimilated to it. Thus although the name is written with letters corresponding to Abd al-Samad, the usual pronunciation corresponds to Abd as-Samad. Alternative transliterations include Abdus Samad and others, all subject to variant spacing and hyphenation. It may refer to

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  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.