Na’ib

Posted on 06/28/2012 by marina

NA’IB ناىب
A deputy, a lieutenant. A Khalifah is the na’ib, or lieutenant, of Muhammad. It is also used for the Viceroy of Egypt, who is the na’ib, or deputy, of the Sultan. (Lane’s Arabian Nights, Intro. p. 8.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam