Mufti e ‘azam Pakistan, Hazrat Mufti Mohammad Shafii sahib ra writes:

“The translation of word ‘abd’ is slave (bandah). The one who is owned by his master. His body, all his decisions and activities are bound to the authority and approval of his master.

Only that person is worthy of being called a slave (bandah) of Allah SWT who’s beliefs, thoughts, aspirations, desires and all positive and negative activities are as per the orders and approval of his master (Allah SWT). He is always remains attentive to act as oredered.”

Ma’ariful Quran, (Urdu), volume 6, page 502

Allah SWT make us a real ‘abd. Ameen!