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Abidi or Abedi (Arabic: عابدي‎‎) is the surname for a family belonging to the offsprings of Muhammad's great-grandson Imam Zain-ul-Abideen or Imam Abid whose real name was Ali ibn Husayn. They belong to the Sayyid community. Abidis (or people belonging to this family) can be found all over the world especially in Iran and Indo-Pak subcontinent. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Agha Hasan Abedi (1922–1995), Pakistani banker and founder of BCCI
  • Amir Abedi (1924–1964), Mayor of Dar es Salaam
  • Asad Abidi, Pakistani electrical engineer
  • Azhar Abidi (born 1968), is a Pakistani Australian author and translator
  • Colet Abedi, Iranian-American writer and producer
  • Allama Abbas Haider Abidi,(1934-1994)
  • A well known religious scholar and public speaker, he was the syndicate member in KU and BOD in IBA and Urdu university. He also worked as member of Islamic Ideology.

  • Intezar Abidi, alias Bobby, Indian Politician and Former Minister.
  • Farid Abedi (born 1977), Iranian footballer
  • Hasan Abidi (1929–2005), Pakistani journalist, writer and Urdu language poet
  • Irfan Abidi (1950–1998), Pakistani scholar, religious leader, public speaker and poet
  • Javed Abidi, disability rights activist
  • Nain Abidi (born 1985), international cricketer from Pakistan
  • Raza Ali Abidi (born 1936), Pakistani journalist and radio broadcaster
  • Razi Abedi, Pakistani writer
  • Omar Abidi drummer for the English band Fightstar
  • Faisal Raza Abidi (born 1971), former senator representing the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for Sindh Province
  • Nadiya James S. Abidi, (Born 1989), Is a Persian Fashion Designer, Actress, Writer, Former Model and currently the C.O.O of House Of Zunn - Fashion Studio
  • Syed Shan Abbas Abidi (born 1981), is a Politician working for the social and democratic rights of Pakistani minorities. Currently Information Secretary APML UK.
  • References

    Abidi Wikipedia