Abdul Hai

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Abdul Hai (Arabic: عبد الحي ‎‎) is a Muslim male given name, and in modern usage, surname. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Hayy. The name means "servant of the Living God", Al-Hayy 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 e. So the first part can appear as Abdel, Abdul or Abd-al. The second part may appear as Hai, Hay, Hayy or in other ways. The whole name is subject to variable spacing and hyphenation.

Notable people with the name include:

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.