Abdul Alim (Arabic: عبد العليم) is a male Muslim given name. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Alim. The name means "servant of the All-knowing", Al-'Alīm being one of the names of God in the Qur'an, which give rise to the Muslim theophoric names.
The letter a of the al- is unstressed, and can be transliterated by almost any vowel, often by u. So the first part can appear as Abdel, Abdul or Abd-al. The second part can be spelled Alim or Aleem, or in other ways, with the whole name subject to variable spacing and hyphenation.
It may refer to:
- Abdul Aleem Siddiqi (1892–1954), Bangaldeshi Sufi teacher
- Abdulalim A. Shabazz (born 1927), American mathematician
- Abdul Alim (folk singer) (1931–1984), Bangaldeshi folk musician
- Helal El-Saaed Abdel Alim (1940–2007), Egyptian journalist
- Abdul Alim Musa (born 1945), American Muslim activist
- Issam Abdel-Tawab Abdel Alim, full name of Issam Alim, convicted in Egypt for terrorist offences
- Salahuddin Ahmed (1999). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. London: Hurst & Company.
- S. A. Rahman (2001). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. New Delhi: Goodword Books.
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