Addressing someone as: “O Sayyid”

Question: Is it permissible to say to a police or armed forces officer: “Yes, Sayyid (master)!”?

Answer: It is permissible to say the “Yes,” but it is not permissible to say the “Sayyid.” When some of Sahaabah (Companions) said to the Prophet (peace be upon him), “You are our Master,” he (peace be upon him) said, “The Master is Allaah, the Blessed and Exalted.”… read more here.

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