Born in Sukhoi, Kemerovo Oblast in 1923, Abdulin worked as a gold miner before the war. He entered the army as a volunteer after the attack by Nazi Germany on Soviet Union. He fought in the Battle of Stalingrad as a member of the 1034th Rifle Regiment of the 293rd Rifle Division, which was renamed as the 66th Guards Rifle Division on Jan. 21, 1943. He later fought in the Battle of Kursk and battles on the Dniepr River, where he was wounded and later demobilised. He served as a member of a mortar crew and an infantryman and received an Order of the Red Star.
In 1985, he published 160 страниц из солдатского дневника (160 pages from the diary of a soldier), which was based on his diary. 
Abdulin was a resident of Orenburg Oblast until his death in 2007.