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Also, Allah Ta'aala said,
Is not Allah Sufficient for His 'Abd? [Az Zumar:36]
The meaning of this is that the term 'Abd refers to the one who has been subdued by Allah (AWJ) so that He (SWT) humbled, administered, and managed him.
In this respect all creatures are actually 'Ibaad (pl. of 'Abd) of Allah (SWT) -- the upright as well as the impudent, the believers and the unbelievers, the Heaven-dwellers and the Hell-dwellers -- for He (AWJ) is the Lord of them all and their Owner. They cannot deviate from His Will, His Omnipotence, and His Perfect Words, for no man, upright or impudent, can violate Them. Whatever He (AWJ) willed will be, even though they might have not willed that. And whatever they willed will not be, unless He (SWT) has already willed it. As Allah Ta'aala says:
Do they seek other than Deen-u-Allah? -- While all that is in the heavens and the earth have surrendered to Him willingly or unwillingly. And to Him shall all be returned. [Aal 'Imraan:83]