Boxing the Compass
Aalim is a title, indicating a learned man or a scholar.
Ismail’s three “middle” names were given throughout his childhood as his special heritage or blessing revealed itself. Fareed means “unique”, Jakeem means “raised up” or “chosen”, and Aziz means “powerful”. Bashari is his family name, derivative of a root meaning of “bringer of glad tidings”.
Abd means “slave of”, and his last three titles—Slave of the Sun (Aftab), Slave of the Merciful One (Rahman), Slave of Sarenrae—are honorifics indicating various high services to the faith of Sarenrae.