Posted on 03/13/2012 by __socrates

AMIR أمير
Anylicé Emir. “A ruler; a commander; a chief: a nobleman.” It includes the various high offices in a Muslim state; the Imam, or Khalifah, being styled Amiru ‘l Umara’, the ruler of rulers; and Amiru ‘l-Mu’minun, the commander, of the believers.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam