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abd   Term Image (al-‘abd) Script Image
(Language:  Arabic)
Alternate Spellings: ‘abd
Short Description: Servant, slave.
Long Description: (A) In religious language, designates the worshiper, and, more generally, the creature as dependent on his Lord (rabb. (B) "servant" or "slave"; as used in Islam, the servant or worshiper of God in His aspect of Rabb or "Lord".
Source(s): (A) Introduction to Sufi Doctrine (by Titus Burckhardt) (B) Fullness of God, The: Frithjof Schuon on Christianity By Frithjof Schuon Edited by Dr. James S. Cutsinger
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms