Abdul Samad (transliteration: ʿAbdul Ṣamad, Arabic: عبد الصّمد) is an Arabic name for boys that means “servant of the Most Enduring”, “servant of the Absolute”, meaning “servant of God” since al-Ṣamad 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-Ṣamad. Due to the way the Arabic language works, when pronouncing the name ʿabd al-Ṣamad becomes ʿabdul Ṣamad.
Abdul Samad is also spelled as Abdussamad, Abdulsamad, Abdus Samad, Abdel Samad and Abd el-Samad, among others.
There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad by the name of Abdul Samad:
- Abdul Samad bin Ma`qal bin Munabbih عبد الصمد بن معقل بن منبّه
Below is the name Abdul Samad written in Arabic naskh script:
Below is the same name written in Arabic kufi script:
- Al-Tawqeef `alaa Mahammaat al-Ta`areef by al-Manaawi (d. 1622 CE), entry for الصمد.
- Taaj al-Aroos by Murtada al-Zabidi (d. 1790 CE), entry for عبد.