- (in Islamic countries) a supposed descendant of Muhammad through his grandson Hussein, the second son of his daughter Fatima.
- a title of respect, especially for royal personages.
Origin of sayyid
Examples from the Web for sayyid
Contemporary Examples of sayyid
The best known was Brotherhood alumnus Sayyid Qutb, whom the Egyptian state executed in 1966.Why the Caliphate Will Devour Its Children
July 11, 2014
Historical Examples of sayyid
At the same moment arrived Sayyid Qsim, the commandant of Pp!
This may be the one with which Sayyid Dakn was concerned (f. 346).
This was the reform in Islam led by Sayyid Ahmad16 and his followers.
His tutor, Sayyid Mamd,482 presumably was a Sha; through this he himself became infected by that heresy.
Sayyid Qsim must have lain down carelessly to sleep, without setting a watch.
- a Muslim claiming descent from Mohammed's grandson Husain
- a Muslim honorary title
Word Origin for sayyid
also sayid, Islamic title of honor, applied to descendants of Hussein, Muhammad's grandson, 1788, from Arabic sayyid "lord, chief," perhaps literally "speaker, spokesman."