a dissident Shiʿite sect that developed in the 19th century, composed of followers of Ahmad Ahsaʾi (c1741–1826).
noun, Islam. 1. the beliefs and practices of the Shaikhi.
noun, Islam. 1. a person, especially a poet, endowed with unique perception or insight.
noun 1. John Campbell (“Principal Shairp”) 1819–85, English critic, poet, and educator.
noun 1. Ash-Shaytān. noun (in Muslim countries) 1. Satan any evil spirit a vicious person or animal