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Sharif

 

in pre-Islamic Arabia, a member of a distinguished family, the leader of a tribe, or the ruler of a town. The term was later used as an honorary title for Muslims tracing their genealogy to the prophet Muhammad. Only the descendants of Hasan, a grandson of Muhammad’s, had a formal right to the title, but usually all of the descendants of Muhammad were called sharifs and sayyids. In Arabia from the tenth century until 1916, the grand sharif was the ruler of the Hejaz and Mecca.

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Inspections and controls may be followed by fines and other punishments, said Shareef, adding that he hoped this positive step would educate eateries on better safety methods.
Nour stars in the drama alongside actress Hala Sidqi, Dalal Abd Al Aziz, Nirmeen, Ahmad Budayr, Mai Nour El Shareef, In'aam Salousah and Sha'baan Hussein.
Al Shareef said the gang took the man to a deserted area and stole his bag, which contained the money.
But Shareef has been making ripples overseas since setting up a Windows from Gaza contemporary art group in Palestine in 2003.
Mr Shareef plans to visit Birmingham with UAE officials later this year.
A federal grand jury in Chicago today returned a two-count indictment charging Shareef with one count of attempting to damage or destroy a building by fire or explosion and one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, announced Robert D.
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He's found life tough on the Flat and is a stone higher than for his last win, but after this we'd be foolish not to think seriously about the Cesarewitch" - Richard Price, nominating the second leg of the autumn double for his handicap hurdle winner Court Shareef
A half-sister to several winners and from the family of Irish Derby winner Shareef Dancer, she will carry the Maktoum al Maktoum silks.
It's people like Hassan Shareef in the behind-the-scenes industry of flexographic printing.
as her ten-year-old son, Shareef, looks on intently.
My friend, Shareef, a diehard Lebanese, who had returned to live in his homeland at the end of that country's civil war, seemed puzzled.