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Sheikh

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sheik, tribal sheik, sheikh, tribal sheikh, Arab chief(noun)

    the leader of an Arab village or family

Freebase

  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.

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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. Iraqi Vice President Nuri al-Maliki:

    The crime of executing Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr will topple the Saudi regime.

  2. David Redvers:

    This is the sort of horse that Sheikh Fahad and Sheikh Fahad brothers want to own.

  3. Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr:

    He always had good advice for me, on how to improve Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. How to be good to others. How to make positive change.

  4. Carolyn McCall:

    We will not resume flying until we are told unequivocally by the government that it is safe to operate at Sharm el-Sheikh airport.

  5. Adrian Lajous:

    Again Sheikh Ali have both a demand shock and a supply shock at the same time, i don't see a real rebalancing of the market taking place this year.

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