Abdul Quddus (transliteration: ʿAbdul Quddūs, Arabic: عبد القدّوس) is an Arabic name for God that means “servant of the Most Holy”, “servant of the Most Sacred”, meaning “servant of God” since al-Quddūs 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-Quddūs. Due to the way the Arabic language works, when pronouncing the name ʿabd al-Quddūs becomes ʿabdul Quddūs.
Abdul Quddus may also be spelled as Abd al-Quddus, Abd al-Qodus, Abdol Qoddoos, Abd el-Qodous and Abd al-Kodus, among others.
There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Abdul Quddus:
- Abdul Quddus al-Isra’ili عبد القدوس الإسرائيلي
Below is the name Abdul Quddus written in Arabic naskh script:
Below is the same name written in Arabic kufi script:
- Al-Ta`reefaat al-Fiqhiyyah by al-Barakati (d. 1975 CE), entry for القُدُّوس.
- Taaj al-Aroos by Murtada al-Zabidi (d. 1790 CE), entry for عبد.