Abdul Qayyum (transliteration: ʿAbdul Qayyūm, Arabic: عبد القيوم) is an Arabic name for boys that means “servant of the Everlasting”, “servant of the Self-Existent One”, meaning servant of God” since al-Qayyūm is one of the names of God in Islam.1 The name is made up of the words ʿabd (“servant”, “slave”)2 and the name of God al-Qayyūm. Due to the way the Arabic language works, when pronouncing the name ʿabd al-Qayyūm becomes ʿabdul Qayyūm.
Abdul Qayyum may also be spelled as Abd al-Qayyum, Abdul Qayoom, Abdul Qayyoom, Abdul Qayoum, Abd el-Qeyom and Abdel Kayom among others.
There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Abdul Qayyum:
- Abdul Qayyum slave of Abi Rashid عبد القيوم مولى أبي راشد
Below is the name Abdul Qayyum written in Arabic naskh script:
Below is the same name written in Arabic kufi script: