Definitions

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  • proper n. A male given name used by Muslims.

Etymologies

Arabic عبد (abd, "servant [of]") + ال- (al, "the"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Hence, for example, Steven Smyrek: thirty-two, a British-educated, German-born man who had converted to Islam in 1994 and taken the name Abdul Karim.

    The Secret War with Iran

  • Brother Abdul is also a graphic designer, and he had this very nice banner, Singapore Muslims against Terrorism, on his blog (see below).

    Muslims Against Terrorism

  • When he arrived at Gallipoli he adopted a donkey which he called Abdul and for 40 days ferried soldiers who had been injured by flying shrapnel back to the beach for evacuation.

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  • King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, of course, is nobody's puppet; and he's sitting on an ocean of oil.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Imam Al-Amin Abdul Latif, president of the Leadership Council, told reporters that the dialogue is intended to educate the public about Islam.

    US Muslims Invite Dialogue to Counter Anti-Islamic Tensions

  • According to the Leadership Council's Al-Amin Abdul Latif, the nationwide, coordinated effort to combat those stereotypes is an expansion of previous Muslim efforts in the United States to meet with the general public.

    US Muslims Invite Dialogue to Counter Anti-Islamic Tensions

  • Paula Abdul is more than qualified to judge a dance competition, as a former Los Angeles Lakers cheerleader and choreographer, she certainly has the dance background.

    Will Paula Abdul Join Dancing with the Stars?

  • EW. com reports that their sources confirm a deal with Paula Abdul is in the works, though the specifics of her role have not yet been revealed.

    Paula Abdul to Guest Star on “Ugly Betty”

  • Now that Paula Abdul is through with American Idol, the world is her oyster.

    Paula Abdul to Host Daytime Talk Show?

  • Idol judge Paula Abdul performed a song on Idol judge Randy Jackson's new album, prompting Jackson to say, "Paula Abdul is hot!"

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