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- n. Plural form of sharif.
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PML n leaders Nawaz sharif and Shahbaz sharifs Nominations has been accepted for allseats they are contesting for.
The Alawis, a family of sharifs (lineal descendants of Muhammad), established a power base in Tafilelt, from which they expanded to gain control of the country and reunify it beginning in the 1660s.
The Sadis claimed descent from Muhammad and were called sharifs.
Istanbul pursued a new policy of establishing direct control over the Hijaz through its own governors while curtailing the previously autonomous power of the sharifs of Mecca.
The Ottomans used the incident to curb further the power of the sharifs and to strengthen their control in the Hijaz, which remained paramount until the reassertion of power by the sharifs beginning in the 1890s.
His pretensions to be a descendant of Ali had already been contested, and on his approach the people of the city went forth to meet him, accompanied by a band of sharifs, and Ibn Tabataba, who was one of the number, asked him from whom he drew his descent.