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.
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:
- Saʿīd Abdul-Hay ibn Dhaḥḥāk ibn Maḥmūd Gardēzī, or just Abu Saʿīd Gardēzī, (died ca. 1061), Persian historian
- Muhammad Abdul-Hayy Siddiqui, known as Bekhud Badayuni (1857-1912), Indian Urdu poet
- Saleh Abdel Hai (1896-1962), Egyptian singer
- Abdul Hai Arifi (1898-1986), Indian Muslim scholar and homeopath
- Abdul Hai Habibi (1910-1984), Afghan scholar and historian
- Abdel hay Mashhour (born 1923), Egyptian academic administrator
- Mohammed Abdul-Hayy (1944-1989), Sudanese poet
- Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore, known as Daniel Moore (poet), (born 1940), American poet, essayist and librettist
- Asif Abdulhai Mulla, or just Asif Mulla (born 1980), Indian-Canadian cricketer
- Abdul Hai Baloch, Pakistani politician
- Abdul Hai Neamati, Afghan politician
- 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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