sheikh Raad al-Khafaji had invited me to break the Ramadan fast in the headquarters of his recruiting operation.
sheikh Salah had already spent several years in prison for incitement to violence and for attacking police.
Conversely, sheikh Afandi, like nearly 80 percent of Dagestani residents, was a member of the Sufi branch of Islam.
The sheikh is ready to flee if the Lebanese security forces, considered to be in thrall to Hezbollah, make a move to arrest him.
sheikh defected with his wife, children, and grandchildren in tow, something that would be far tougher to coordinate today.
We passed the night in the village of Esseeyah, where sheikh Nasr had recently built a dwelling-house.
On the arrival of the sheikh's disciples, he questioned them, and learned all that had happened.
Why did the Persians believe the lies that sheikh Rakhim had told?
While she was on the way, an inner voice apprised the sheikh of what was passing.
As he is young and inexperienced, he deputes his religious duties to sheikh Nasr.
"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."