Shaikh al–Islam

noun \¦shāˌkalə̇¦släm, ¦shīˌk-\
variants: or

Sheikh ul Islam


Definition of Shaikh al–Islam

in the Ottoman Empire

  1. :  the chief judge of any of various large Muslim cities; especially :  the grand mufti of Constantinople

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Origin and Etymology of shaikh al–islam

Arabic shaykh al-islām

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