or shaykh

[ sheyk, shahyk ]


  1. Also called pir. (in Sufism) the spiritual guide.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of shaikh1

From the Arabic word shaykh literally, old man

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Example Sentences

“The Turks are actually weaker than their rhetoric,” Shaikh says.

Shaikh, of the Brooking Doha Center, says the Obama administration is “playing with fire” by letting the conflict drag on.

However, Shaikh was not allowed by the FBI or the Bush administration to testify before the 9/11 Commission or the JICI.

Most importantly, the connection between Yousef and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the future 9/11 mastermind, was missed entirely.

A document was prepared and signed by the Ulamas, the draft of which was in the handwriting of Shaikh Mubarak.

Manifestly Bburs remission was absolute and made at the date given by Shaikh Zain as that of the farmn.

The Shaikh was able, it would appear, to see himself as others saw him, since the above description of him is his own.

This official statement will have been with Bburs own papers; it will have been copied by Shaikh Zain into his own paraphrase.

There is against his doing so his statement that he inserts Shaikh Zains Fat-nma because it gives particulars.