Abdul Malik

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Abdul Malik (Arabic: عبد الملك) is an Arabic (Muslim or Christian) male given name and, in modern usage, surname. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Malik. The name means "servant of the King", in the Christian instance 'King' meaning 'King of Kings' as in Jesus Christ and in Islam, Al-Malik 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 Malik, Malek or in other ways. The whole name is subject to variable spacing and hyphenation.

There is a distinct but related name, Abdul Maalik (Arabic: عبد المالك), meaning "servant of the Owner", referring to the Qur'anic name Mālik-ul-Mulk. The two names are difficult to distinguish in transliteration, and some of the names below are instance of the latter one.

It may refer to:

Political and military figures[edit]



  • Abd al-Malik ibn Quraib Al-Asmaʿi (ca. 740–828), Iraqi scholar
  • Abu Manşūr 'Abd ul-Malik ibn Mahommed ibn Isma'īl, known as Tha'ālibī (961–1038), Persian-Arabic philologist and writer
  • Abū Merwān ’Abdal-Malik ibn Zuhr (1091–1161), Muslim physician, pharmacist, surgeon, parasitologist and teacher in Al-Andalus
  • Ali ibn Abd-al-Malik al-Hindi (1472–1567), Sunni Muslim scholar
  • Haji Abdul Malik Karim Amrullah (1908–1981), Indonesian Muslim scholar




  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.