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Sayyid (Arabic: سيد also rendered as syed, seyyed, sayyed, saiyed, or sayed) is an honorific title often given to descendants of Muhammad through his grandsons, Hussein and Hasan, the sons of his daughter Fatima Zahra and his son-in-law Ali ibn Abi Talib (who was Muhammad's younger cousin and had been raised in his household). Because Hasan had more children than Husayn, there are many more Hassani (known as Sharif in the Arab World) sayeds than there are Husayni sayyids. Arabic (; , less formally, ) is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... An honorific is a term used to convey esteem or respect. ... This article is about the prophet. ... Husayn ibn Ali ibn Abu Talib (c. ... Hasan ibn Ali ibn Abu Talib (c. ... Fatima Zahra also called Fatemeh Al Zahraa or Az-Zahra (Arabic: ) was the daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his first wife Khadija. ... Ali ibn Abu Talib (Arabic: ) (c. ... Sharif is a traditional Arab tribal title given to those to serve as the protector of the tribe and all tribal assets, property, land, wells etc. ...

Some Muslims also use the term sayyid for the descendants of Abu Talib, uncle of Muhammad, by his other sons: Jafar, Aqeel and Talib. Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (d. ...

The term should not be confused with the popular name "Sa'id" or "Saeed", which is an Arabic and Persian word meaning "happy." Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... Persian (فارسی = Fârsi . ...

The word means literally "master"; the closest English equivalent would be sir or Lord. In the Arab world itself, with the exception of Iraq, the word is still used as a substitute for Mister, as in sayyidsayed John Smith. The same concept is expressed by the word sidi (from arabic word 'sayyidi') in the Western dialects of Arabic. Sir is an honorary title. ... The Arab world The Arab world consists of more than twenty countries stretching from Mauritania in the west to Oman in the east. ... Sidi is a title of respect in Western Arabic language (sayyid in other dialects) equivalent to Mr. ... Maghreb arabic is a dialect of Arabic spoken in the Maghreb, including Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya. ...

Alevis use Sayed as an honorific before the names of their saints. Alevis are adherents of a branch of Islam, related to Shia Islam and practised mainly in (majority Sunni) Turkey, among both Turks, Zazas, and Kurds. ...

Sayeds often include the following titles in their names to indicate the figure from whom they trace their descent. If they are descended from more than one notable ancestor or Shi'a imam, they will use the title of the ancestor from whom they are most directly descended. See also habib. Imam (Arabic: إمام) is an Arabic word meaning Leader. The ruler of a country might be called the Imam, for example. ... Habib is a Persian (Iranian) singer and musician. ...

The Prophet Muhammad came from the line of Abraham.

Ancestor Arabic title Persian title
Ali ibn Abu Talib Allawi Alavi
Hasan ibn Ali al-Hashimi or al-Hassani Hashemi, Hassani, or Tabatabai
Husayn ibn Ali al-Hussaini Hussaini
Ali ibn Husayn al-Abidi Abidi
Zayd ibn Ali al-Zaidi Zaidi
Muhammad al-Baqir al-Baqri Baqri
Jafar as-Sadiq Jafari Jafari
Musa al-Kazim al-Musawi Moosavi or Kazmi
Ali ar-Rida ar-Radawi Razavi or Rizvi
Muhammad at-Taqi at-Taqawi Taqvi
Ali al-Hadi an-Naqawi Naqvi

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Ayatollah Seyyed Abol-Ghasem Mostafavi Kashani (آیت‌الله سید ابوالقاسم مصطفوی کاشانی in Persian) (Born 1884 in Tehran, Iran, died March 1961) was a prominent Shia Islamic cleric and former Foreign Minister of Iran.
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