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A term applied throughout the Islamic world to respected persons of recognised seniority in learning, experience and wisdom.  Its basic meaning in Arabic is "an elder; a man over fifty years of age. (The spellings Shaikh and Shaykh may also be encountered in English language publications.)
 
A term applied throughout the Islamic world to respected persons of recognised seniority in learning, experience and wisdom.  Its basic meaning in Arabic is "an elder; a man over fifty years of age. (The spellings Shaikh and Shaykh may also be encountered in English language publications.)
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A term applied throughout the Islamic world to respected persons of recognised seniority in learning, experience and wisdom. Its basic meaning in Arabic is "an elder; a man over fifty years of age. (The spellings Shaikh and Shaykh may also be encountered in English language publications.)

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