Abdul Basit (Arabic: عبد الباسط) is a male Muslim given name. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Basit. The name means "servant of the Expander", Al-Bāsit being one of the names of God in the Qur'an, which give rise to the Muslim theophoric names.
The letter a of the al- is unstressed, and can be transliterated by almost any vowel, often by u. So the first part can appear as Abdel, Abdul or Abd-al. The second part may appear as Basit, Basith, Basset, Bas or in other ways. The whole name is subject to variable spacing and hyphenation.
It may refer to
- Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad (1927–1988), Egyptian Qari (reciter of the Qur-an)
- Abdelbaset al-Megrahi (1952–2012), Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing
- Abdulbaset Sieda (born 1956), Kurdish-Syrian academic and politician
- Amr Abdel Basset Abdel Azeez Diab, known as Amr Diab (born 1961), Egyptian singer
- Abdul Basit Mahmoud Abdul Karim, possible original name of Ramzi Yousef (born 1967), Pakistani convicted for terrorism
- Abdul Basith (volleyball) (died 1991), Indian volleyball player
- Abdul Basit, Ghanaian footballer
- Abdel Basset Turki, Iraqi politician
- Hafiz Abdul Basit, Pakistani held in extrajudicial detention
- Salahuddin Ahmed (1999). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. London: Hurst & Company.
- S. A. Rahman (2001). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. New Delhi: Goodword Books.
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