noun[often as title]
A Muslim man revered for his religious learning or piety.
- 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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