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Sayyid

 

(Arabic, “lord”), the honorary title of Muslims tracing their ancestry back to Muhammad or, among the Shiites, back to Ali. In Arabia of the early Middle Ages, a sayyid was the leader of a tribal alliance or tribe; in this sense, the term sometimes corresponds to “sheikh.”

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The descendants of Syed Muhammad Shah Makki migrated from Bukkur to different towns and villages of Sindh and some even went to Jhansi in India.
Syed Jan Muhammad Shah Rizvi, also known under his under his nom de plume Mir Janaullah, was another eminent Qadiri Sufi saint of the Rizvi family of Rohri.
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Syed filed a petition in 2010 suggesting that his lawyer at the time of his trial overlooked a witness who could establish an alibi, but it was ultimately rejected in 2013, (http://www.wbal.com/article/159181/110/adnan-syed-of-serial-what-we-know-so-far-as-retrial-decision-looms) according to WBAL .
Syed, now in his 30s, got a shot at a new trial that June when Judge Martin Welch overturned his conviction, arguing that Syed's then-attorney hadn't raised enough questions about cell phone evidence.
Last month, Maryland's attorney general submitted its initial appellate brief - an action to which Syed's lawyers were scheduled to file a response by this Wednesday, (http://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/marylands-top-lawyer-overturn-of-adnan-syeds-murder-conviction-abuse-of-discretion) according to WBFF .