Definition of maulana in English:


Line breaks: mau|lana
Pronunciation: /maʊˈlɑːnə


[often as title]
  • A Muslim man revered for his religious learning or piety.
    More example sentences
    • A staunch nationalist, the maulana never agreed to the diabolical two-nation theory.
    • The maulana criticised the new Haj guideline and called it contrary to the interests of prospective Hajis.
    • The maulana said that Islam stands above caste and creed and it teaches love of human beings.


mid 19th century: from Arabic mawlānā 'our master'.

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