In classical Arabic, the word šayẖ was used to refer to elder who gave orders or exercised authority . This term is the etymological root of sheikh , a concept of our language used with reference to leader who exercises government in a Muslim region or who leads a people .
A sheikh, therefore, is a sovereign among Muslims or among members of other eastern towns. The notion, however, has different scopes, usually always within the world Arab .
In its broadest sense, a sheikh is an individual respected for his knowledge or for his experience. It can be from a spiritual guide (as a magnet ) until the head of a bedouin group . Sheikh is even told political leaders already businessmen .
Sheikh is also a title in Arab nations. Thanks to the industry Petroleum , today many sheiks are billionaires with enormous power, who make investments internationally.
The sheikh Nasser Ghanim Al-Khelaïfi Houses , for example, is the owner of the French football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG ), the president of Bein Sports and of the Qatar Tennis Federation (Qatar ) and the vice president of the Asian Tennis Federation . In command of the French team, he made several shocking hires, disbursing huge sums of money to sign stars like the Brazilian Neymar , the French Kylian Mbappé the Uruguayan Edinson Cavani and the Argentine Angel Di Maria .
The sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan , meanwhile, he owns the English club Manchester City , co-owner of the American team New York City Football Club and member of the family that governs the emirate of Abu Dhabi (or Abu Dhabi ).