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- n. Any of various Arabic or Islamic officials.
- n. A former village headman in Bengal, through whom the government dealt with the peasants.
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Rebellion against the Ottomans in Oran and Kabylia was led by Abd al-Qadir ibn al-Sharif, head (muqaddam) of the Darqawiyya Sufi order.