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Abidi or Abedi (Arabic: عابدي‎‎) is the surname for a family belonging to the offsprings of Muhammad's great-grandson Imam Zain-ul-Abideen or Imam Abid whose real name was Ali ibn Husayn. They belong to the Sayyid community. Abidis (or people belonging to this family) can be found all over the world especially in Iran and Indo-Pak subcontinent. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Agha Hasan Abedi (1922–1995), Pakistani banker and founder of BCCI
  • Amir Abedi (1924–1964), Mayor of Dar es Salaam
  • Asad Abidi, Pakistani electrical engineer
  • Azhar Abidi (born 1968), Pakistani Australian author and translator
  • Colet Abedi, Iranian-American writer and producer
  • Intezar Abidi, alias Bobby, Indian politician and former minister
  • Farid Abedi (born 1977), Iranian footballer
  • Hasan Abidi (1929–2005), Pakistani journalist, writer and Urdu language poet
  • Irfan Abidi (1950–1998), Pakistani scholar, religious leader, public speaker and poet
  • Javed Abidi, disability rights activist
  • Nain Abidi (born 1985), international cricketer from Pakistan
  • Raza Ali Abidi (born 1936), Pakistani journalist and radio broadcaster
  • Razi Abedi, Pakistani writer
  • Omar Abidi drummer for the English band Fightstar
  • Faisal Raza Abidi (born 1971), former senator representing the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for Sindh Province
  • Salman Abedi (1994-2017), suicide bomber

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