my roommate is 2 days younger than me so i’ve gotten into the habit of saying “when i was your age..” and then describing what i did 2 days ago
I’m a bit upset people call him Avdol. It’s not a name that exists in Arabic, and even less Abdul on its own.
You can’t just be named Abdul when you are Egyptian and born there and raised there. I know the name exists, but not as an Arab living in the Arabic world, and I’ll tell you why. It’s gotta be Muhammed Abdul-Something
"Abdul" comes from the arabic "عبد" "Abdu" which means Servant (Of). The "L" means "The". So his name can’t just be Muhammed Servant-Of-The.
Since he is named after the prophet, I’d say he’s Muhammed Abdallah, which is a very common name and means “Muhammed Servant Of God”
tl;dr arab people are underrepresented and misrepresented but I love Muhammed he is cute as fuck
>why it being a reference to Paula Abdul is not relevant and still problematic / why Abdul is a problematic name for a character born and raised in an Arab speaking country
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