Abdur Rauf

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Abdur Rauf (Arabic: عبد الرؤوف ‎‎) is a male Muslim given name. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Rauf. The name means "servant of the Lenient One", Ar-Ra'ūf 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 u. Because the letter r is a sun letter, the letter l of the al- is assimilated to it. Thus although the name is written in Arabic with letters corresponding to Abd al-Rauf, the usual pronunciation corresponds to Abd ar-Rauf. Alternative transliterations include Abdul Raouf and others, all subject to variable spacing and hyphenation.

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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.