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    Rabb

    Lord, master, owner. The term is found over nine hundred times in the Quran as a name for the deity. Usually translated “lord.” Never used with the definite article unless it refers to God. Some modern translators render it “sustainer,” reflecting its root meaning, “to bring something gradually to its perfection.”

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