shaykh

[sheyk, shahyk]
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noun


shaikh

or shaykh

[sheyk, shahyk]

noun

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

Origin of shaikh

From the Arabic word shaykh literally, old man
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Contemporary Examples of shaykh

  • AQAP has also provided refuge for the Yemeni-American cleric Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaki.

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    The Menace of Yemen

    Bruce Riedel

    December 31, 2009

Historical Examples of shaykh