ʻIsms found in Ibn al-Bannāʼ
by Basil Dragonstrike

On this page I present all the ‘isms I have found in Ibn al-Bannā’. The first list is of ‘isms used as personal names, that is, ‘isms per se. The second list shows ‘isms I found only in kunyas. The third list is of ‘isms found only in nasabs.

The last list is of theophoric ‘isms, which duplicates names from the other lists. It is worth noting that in addition to the standard "‘Abd al-____" theophoric names, I have included ‘Ubaid Allāh and various names derived from it. This is because ‘Ubaid(a) is the diminutive of ‘Abd; that is, ‘Ubaid Allāh is "The little servant/slave of Allāh." I have also included two names that, while they refer to Allāh, do not contain ‘Abd in any form.

I show Abū Bakr as an ‘ism, because it came, fairly early, to be occasionally used as one. Note also there are six ‘isms of the form "al-____".

The few feminine isms in Ibn Bannāʼ are found only in "ʻisms per se", and I have put them at the top of that list.


Isms per se
‘Ā’isha {female}
‘Alam {female}
Badr {female}
Ḥisba {female}
Karīma {female}
Qaṭr {female}

‘Abd al-‘Azīz
‘Abd al-Bāqī
‘Abd al-Ghanī
‘Abd al-Karīm
‘Abd al-Khāliq
‘Abd Allāh
‘Abd al-Malik
‘Abd al-Qādir
‘Abd al-Saiyid
‘Abd al-Salām
‘Abd al-Ṣamad
‘Abd al-Wahhāb
‘Abd al-Wāḥid
Abū Bakr
Aḥmad
‘Alī
Anas
Dūst
Fāris
Ḥamad
Ḥāmid
Ḥarb
al-Ḥasan
Hazārasb
Hibat
Hibat Allāh
Hilāl
Ḥumaid
Ḥusain
al-Ḥusain
Ibrāhīm
Ilyās
Ismā‘īl
Iyāz
Ja‘far
Jamīla
Luqlūyā(?)
Maḥfūẓ
Mas‘ūd
Mirdusī
al-Mu‘ammar
al-Mubārak
Muḥammad
Muḥsin
Muṣ‘ab
Mūsā
Nāṣir
Naṣr
al-Qāsim
Quss
Rajab
Rizq Allāh
Ṣāfī
Ṣāliḥ
Shujā‘
Surkhāb
Ṭāhir
Ṭarrād
Thābit
‘Ubāda
‘Ubaid Allāh
‘Umar
‘Uthmān
Yaḥyā
Ya‘qūb
Yāqūt
Yūsuf
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Isms found only in kunyas
al-‘Abbās
Aiyūb
Dāwūd
Dharr
Ghālib
Ḥafs
Hanīfa
Hubaira {cf Huraira}
Huraira {cf Hubaira}
Isḥāq
Manṣūr
Muslim
Raqba
Sa‘d
Sa‘īd
Shihāb
Ṭālib
‘Ubaid
Ya‘lā
Zakarīya
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Isms found only in nasabs
‘Abd al-Hādī
‘Abd al-Jabbār
‘Abd al-Raḥīm
‘Abd al-Wadūd
Ādam
Aḥmad
‘Āmir
‘Aqīl
‘Asākir
Badrān
Bakrān
Bankīr
Bishrān
Bundār
Burhān
Dabba (?)
Dāra
Faḑlān
Fūrak
Ghailān
Ḥajar
Ḥanbal
Ḥātim
Ḥazm
Ḥusain
‘Isā
‘Iyāḑ
Jaḑā
Jahīr
Kāmrāwā
Kathīr
Khairūn
Khamīs
Lāl
Maḥmud
Makkā
Mākūlā
Mālik
Manda
Mazyad
Miskawaih
Mukhāṭara
Nadīm
Qurraiq
Riḍwān
Rizqawaih
Ṣafīya
Sā‘ida
Sallām
Salmān
Shāfi‘
Shāhīn
Sīnā
Sīrīn
Ṣūfān
Sukkara
Taimīya
Tauba
Wāfā
Warrām
Washshāḥ
Zaid
Zanjawaih
Zīrak
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theophoric isms
‘Abd al-‘Azīz
‘Abd al-Bāqī
‘Abd al-Ghanī
‘Abd al-Hādī
‘Abd al-Jabbār
‘Abd al-Karīm
‘Abd al-Khāliq
‘Abd Allāh
‘Abd al-Malik
‘Abd al-Qādir
‘Abd al-Raḥīm
‘Abd al-Saiyid
‘Abd al-Salām
‘Abd al-Ṣamad
‘Abd al-Wadūd
‘Abd al-Wahhāb
‘Abd al-Wāḥid
Hibat
Hibat Allāh
Rizq Allāh
‘Ubāda
‘Ubaid
‘Ubaid Allāh
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