Even sheik Hamza Abbas al Isaawi, the grand mufti of Fallujah, had to leave his spiritual home, like a pope banished from Rome.
“We provide every kind of support we can to the Syrian rebels,” said sheik Shadi Jebara, a Salafi leader in Bab al-Tabbaneh.
The sheik also appeared to lash out at Sunni Arab nations for their backing of the mainly Sunni insurgency against Assad.
“The sheik was in good shape in mind and body,” the commander recalls.
One of the most important rooms in the temple is the shrine of sheik Adi ibn Musafir.
Taking advantage of every bush the Arabs advanced slowly under the direction of their sheik.
Certainly, sheik; it will not take him five minutes to make his preparations.
Kanemi died in 1835, and was succeeded by his son, sheik Omar, who altogether abolished the nominal kingship of the Sefuwa.
"You are friends now," the sheik said, with a tone of pleasure.
You are not well,” replied the sheik; “and if I buy you, you cannot walk.
"head of an Arab family," also "head of a Muslim religious order," 1570s, from Arabic shaykh "chief," literally "old man," from base of shakha "to grow old." Popularized by "The Sheik," novel in Arabian setting by E.M. Hull (1919), and the movie version, "The Sheikh," 1921, starring Rudolph Valentino, which gave it a 1920s sense of "strong, romantic lover."