In Sunni Islam what does one have to do to become a sheikh? I mean if he passes and has a degree then he is he considered a sheikh? How do they work out the rankings of them? How do they get paid? If in a Muslim country and their paid by the goverment, does the goverment make them have another job also like in charge of a mosque or something. I doubt they pay them based just on them having knowledge as in Shia Islam. Anyone know?