Abdul Ghani (Arabic: عبد الغني) or Abdulghani or Abdelghani or similar variants is a male Muslim given name, and in modern usage, surname. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Ghani. The name means "servant of the All-sufficient", Al-Ghaniyy 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. The last element may appear as Gani, Ghany or in other ways, with the whole name subject to variable spacing and hyphenation.
There is also the West African variant Abdul Ganiyu.
It may refer to:
Given name edit
- Abdul Ghani Saheb Saudagar (1843-1897), Nawab of Kholapur, Maharashtra, India
- Abdul Gani (soldier) (1919–1957), Bengali military officer
- Abdel Ghani el-Gamasy (1921–2003), Egyptian soldier
- Abdul Ghani Lone (1932–2002), Indian lawyer and politician
- Abdul Ghani Minhat (born 1935), Malaysian footballer
- Abdul Ghani Othman (born 1946), politician in Johor, Malaysia
- Abdelghani Djaadaoui, or just Abdel Djaadaoui (born 1947), Algerian footballer
- Abdul Gani Patail (born 1955), Malaysian lawyer
- Abdul Ghani Baradar, co-founder and political leader of the Afghan Taliban
- Abdelghani Mzoudi (born 1972), Moroccan accused in Germany of terrorism
- Abdul Ghani Rahman (born 1985), Malaysian footballer
- Abdul Ghani Ahmad, Malaysian politician
- Abdul Ghani Azhari, Indian Islamic scholar
Middle name edit
- Khwaja Abdul Ghani (1813–1896), Nawab of Dhaka
- Mohamed Ben Ahmed Abdelghani (1927–1996), Algerian politician
- Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani (1939–2011), Yemeni politician
- Magdi Abdelghani (born 1959), Egyptian footballer
- Mohamed Abdulghani, Somali politician
- Alaa Abdel-Ghany (born 1979), Egyptian footballer
- Ahmed Abdel-Ghani (born 1981), Egyptian footballer
- Safwan Abdul-Ghani (born 1983), Iraqi footballer
- Amran Abdul Ghani, Malaysian politician
- Abdulrahman Abd Ghani, former President of the Somali Region
See also edit
- Salahuddin Ahmed (1999). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. London: Hurst & Company.
- S. A. Rahman (2001). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. New Delhi: Goodword Books.