Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, a Shia
Islamic scholar, wearing a black turban. A black turban is worn by Ithna Ashari Shi'ite Sayyid clergymen, whilst a white turban is worn by non-Sayyid Ithna Ashari Shi'ite clergymen.
Syed or Sayyid or Sayed is a title of honour and respect. It is originally a word from the Arabic language which means 'Sir' or 'Mister' or 'Honourable Person'.
However, the word is now also used in different parts of the world by Muslims to refer specially to a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. For example, if someone is called a 'Syed/Sayyid' in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Malaysia etc., then that person is descended from the prophet of Islam.
Images for kids
Abdullapur Meerut Zamindar Syed Sayyed Hussain Ahmed Naqvi Al Kannauji Bukhari with his sons at Nasarpur, Haveli.
Syed Hussain Ali Khan Barha was a leading administrator during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Farrukhsiyar.
Classical multidimensional scaling based on RST genetic distances showing the genetic affinities of the Syeds with their non IHL neighbours from India and Pakistan (both in bold characters) and with various other Arab populations
Shrine of Prince Sayyid (Amir Sayyid) Moinuddin Hadi Naqshband in Kashmir
In Spanish: Sayyid para niños