Sentence Examples with the word Sharif

Until the Egyptian invasion in 1814 the Sharifs of Mecca were the recognized rulers of Hejaz, and though the Turks have attempted to suppress their importance, the Sharif still executes justice according to the Mahommedan law in the holy cities, though, nominally, as a Turkish official.

In the early years of the 20th century the sharif Raisuli terrorized the district round Tangier and made captive several Europeans.