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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sheik, tribal sheik, sheikh, tribal sheikh, Arab chiefnoun

    the leader of an Arab village or family

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  1. sheikh

    A sheikh is an honorific title in the Arabic culture that is given to a man who is a leader or elder of a community, tribe, or family. The title is also used for a religious scholar, or a man who has achieved mastery in Islamic sciences or spirituality. In a wider context, it can also refer to a head of state or royalty in certain Arab and Muslim countries.

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  1. Sheikh

    Sheikh —also spelled Sheik or Shaikh or Shekh, or transliterated as Shaykh—is an honorific in the Arabic language that literally means "elder" and carries the meaning "leader and/or governor". It is commonly used to designate the front man of a tribe who got this title after his father, or an Islamic scholar who got this title after graduating from the basic Islamic school. Sheikha is the female equivalent of the term. A sheikh who is wise is called ḥakīm adjective حكيم‎, ḥākim noun حاكم‎, yaḥkum verb يحكم‎; and can govern. The scholar sheikh here can govern but cannot lead directly because the leader is the imam which is based upon the Qur'an and authentic Sunnah; on the other hand the family sheikh can always lead but cannot govern unless he is wise. Although the title generally refers to a male, a very small number of female sheikhs have also existed. It also refers generally to a man over forty years of age. While even a new Muslim can be called a sheikh if he is diligent in seeking the knowledge of Islam based upon the Qur'an and authentic Sunnah, he can be referred to as such by those he teaches. Usually, a person is known as a sheikh when he has completed his undergraduate university studies in Islamic studies and is trained in giving lectures. The word sheikh under this meaning is a synonym of Alim, plural Ulama, Mawlawi, Mawlānā, Muhaddith, Faqīh, Qadi, Mufti, Hadhrat or Hafiz.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sheikh

    the chief of an Arab tribe; used often as a title of respect, Sheikh-ul-Islam being the ecclesiastical head of Mohammedans in Turkey.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SHEIKH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sheikh is ranked #5384 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sheikh surname appeared 6,462 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Sheikh.

    71.6% or 4,628 total occurrences were Asian.
    14.2% or 921 total occurrences were Black.
    8% or 518 total occurrences were White.
    3.8% or 250 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.1% or 137 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.1% or 8 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sheikh in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sheikh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Sheikh in a Sentence

  1. Sayyid Sistani:

    Don't be extreme... don't be treacherous. Don't kill an old man, nor a boy, nor a woman. Don't cut a tree unless Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai have to.

  2. Parliament Damian Collins:

    After New FIFA requested urgent information from the Bahrain FA regarding the misappropriation of funds, Sheikh Salman did not comment until early December 2009, at which point Sheikh Salman denied those claims, however the Bahrain FA did not dispute the contents of the leaked documents.

  3. Marwan Muasher:

    There's a lot of frustration among the Palestinians particularly because of the Sheikh Sheikh Jarrah incident, there is no Palestinian that doesn't feel the pain of being forced out of their homes.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    Number one, they depend hugely on tourism to get their foreign exchange. Sharm el-Sheikh is one of their number one tourist destinations. The only way to get there is by airplane. You shut down the airport, it dies, the second [reason they’re afraid] is that the Egyptian regime is in a death struggle with radical Islam in the country… And now if they're able to bring down airplanes, the prestige of the regime in sort of winning the battle against the jihadists is really diminished.

  5. Abdullah Alaoudh:

    ( MBS) was just trying to familiarize my father with him as part of his efforts to introduce himself with the public and influential figures, sheikh Salman is not someone who can be controlled.

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  • noorul_s
    Al Sheikh is the banu tameem tribe which is family of prophet Ismail
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