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Sheikh

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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

    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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  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. Abdullahi Abdirahman:

    The lawmakers, Sheikh Dahir and Ismail Mumin, died in the fighting. Several of their bodyguards were also killed. Some bodyguards escaped into the jungle and are still missing.

  2. Kiaran McLaughlin:

    Sheikh Mohammed actually rides in endurance races.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

    This is blatant foolishness and insanity. When he still could address the Bahraini people, Sheikh Isa Qassim... would advise against radical and armed actions, attacking Sheikh Isa Qassim means removing all obstacles blocking heroic Bahraini youths from attacking the regime.

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