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1A Muslim claiming descent from Muhammad, especially through Husayn, the prophet's younger grandson.‘sayyids possessed spiritual blessing or holiness’as modifier ‘privileges of sayyid rulers’
- ‘The black-turbaned man with outsized feet, hands, girth, and ambition is a Sayyid, a direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammed.’
- ‘All the other small details will be settled within the family and with the blessings of the Sayid.’
- ‘This pattern in the Islamic movement emphasizes the effectiveness of the traditional network of ulama or sayyids based on their sacredness, nobility of origin, or salvation of the soul.’
- ‘But regarding the political position, it's the responsibility of the Sayyid himself.’
- 1.1 A respectful Muslim form of address.‘the Secretary of Internal Affairs was Ali Sayyid Abdullah’
- ‘But Sayyid Al-Husseini, a farmer in Mahaweel, 50 miles south of Baghdad, scoffs at that.’
Arabic, literally ‘lord, prince’.
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