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Thinker
09-04-2008, 03:21 PM
Sheikh Khalid Yasin and Sheikh Feiz etc., what constitutes a Sheikh, can anyone call themselves Sheikh or do they need a recognised qualification from Sheikh school?
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09-04-2008, 03:23 PM
Hey

Sheikh means an Islamic scholar. You need to have a degree in certain parts of islamic education.
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S_87
09-04-2008, 03:24 PM
it depends
sheikh can be royalty-like some royal families in the middle east
or is a religious scholar, who will have studied the religion
or a general term of respect to an older person

so yes just about anyone can callthemselves a sheikh, but for the real sheikhs, they will have some kind of 'ijaazah'
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DaNgErOuS MiNdS
09-04-2008, 03:36 PM
Some people from what I've heard are called Sheikh because they are old aged. Probably someone can clarify this.

EDIT: just realised the post above.
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FatimaAsSideqah
09-04-2008, 03:58 PM
As Salaam Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu

It is commonly used to designate an elder of a tribe, a lord, a revered wise man, or an Islamic scholar. Although the title generally refers to a male person, there existed in history also a very small number of female sheikhs.
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Thinker
09-04-2008, 05:33 PM
Hi,

Thanks for ther explanation so Sheikh Khalid Yasin and Sheikh Feiz can call themselves Sheikh for which of the reasons given?
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Ansariyah
09-04-2008, 11:13 PM
Sheikh Khalid Yasin was born in New York City, USA, as a Christian, where he spent most of his childhood and youth. He embraced Islam in 1965 with the late Sheikh Daud Ahmed Faisal, of the Islamic Mission of America, located in Brooklyn, New York.

Sheikh Khalid Yasin has studied Fiqh us_Sunnah, Aqeedah, Ahkaam, memorization of Qu’ran, Islamic History and the Arabic Language with several well known teachers and mentors. Sheikh Khalid Yasin has dedicated the last 15 years removing misconceptions about Islam and Muslims. Sheikh Khalid Yasin has delivered lectures in more than 37 countries.

There are 100’s of students in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Australia, Europe, United Kingdom, Canada and United States who have completed The Da’wah Technique and The Da’wah Management Certificate Course, one of the most powerful and more effective courses by Sheikh Khalid Yasin. As a Chairman of the Islamic Information Trust (ITT) The Islamic Information Network (IIN), and Purpose TV Channel launched in America, Sheikh Khalid Yasin has dedicated himself to the revival of Islam in the world. These 51 multi-media presentations are part of the Sheikh’s ongoing legacy.


http://ueic.essexisoc.com/content/view/40/76/
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Umu 'Isa
09-04-2008, 11:57 PM
Sheikh feiz also has an degree from the Islamic University of Madina.
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north_malaysian
09-05-2008, 03:38 AM
some Malaysians have Shaikh in their names because all of their ancestors have Shaikh in their names too... example..Malaysia's first cosmonaut - Shaikh Muszaphar...
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جوري
09-05-2008, 04:18 AM
Originally Posted by DaNgErOuS MiNdS
Some people from what I've heard are called Sheikh because they are old aged. Probably someone can clarify this.

EDIT: just realised the post above.
It is correct indeed.. sort of like calling someone haj.. which literally means pilgrim.. yet some folks might not have been able to make pilgrimage and the title is bestowed upon them out of respect.

To be a Muslim scholar you need to go to school, people can have a doctorate in theology? Many Muslims scholars 'sheikhs' have their doctorate in one or more.. for instance sheikh salih ar'rachid.. I believe he has a doctorate in biochemistry? and Islamic studies..


Allah knows best

:w:
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coddles76
09-05-2008, 04:31 AM
Originally Posted by Thinker
Sheikh Khalid Yasin and Sheikh Feiz etc., what constitutes a Sheikh, can anyone call themselves Sheikh or do they need a recognised qualification from Sheikh school?
The word Sheikh in essence in regards to the arabic Language is referred to an "Elder". The scholar is more rightly referred to as an "Alim".

And Allah SWT Knows Best. I hope I have helped.
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BlackMamba
09-05-2008, 04:34 AM
The title sheikh isnt something thats official. Its just like people call you "sheikh" when they think you're worthy. Its not set in stone like the title "Hafiz" or "Doctor"
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Thinker
09-05-2008, 08:52 AM
Originally Posted by Umu 'Isa
Sheikh feiz also has an degree from the Islamic University of Madina.

The two women who appeared in the Undercover Mosque's programme had graduated from the Islamic University in Medina so are they Sheikh?
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جوري
09-05-2008, 09:32 AM
Originally Posted by Thinker
The two women who appeared in the Undercover Mosque's programme had graduated from the Islamic University in Medina so are they Sheikh?


they are Islamic scholars.. ulama'a.. better than a plain ole sheikh
the feminine for sheikh is sheikha!
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Thinker
09-05-2008, 10:41 AM
Originally Posted by Skye Ephémérine
they are Islamic scholars.. ulama'a.. better than a plain ole sheikh
the feminine for sheikh is sheikha!

Oh, so there is a higher class of scholar/sheikh called an ulama?
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Umu 'Isa
09-05-2008, 11:37 AM
'ulama is plural for 'alim which are higher than sheikh or the shuyookh/mashayekh (plural)
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Malaikah
09-05-2008, 12:26 PM
A alim (pl: Ulama) is a scholar of the religion and have a higher level of knowledge than someone how is just a shaykh, although a alim is also a shaykh themselves.

Shaykhs too can be on different levels in terms of knowledge.
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