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mullah

Line breaks: mul¦lah
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌlə
 
, ˈmʊlə
 
/

Definition of mullah in English:

noun

A Muslim learned in Islamic theology and sacred law: [as title]: Mullah Nasir-ud-Din
More example sentences
  • The family gathers near sunset in the presence of a mullah, who reads from the Qu'ran and recites prayers for the dead over the food.
  • A Shiite mullah or imam of such huge importance can't be underestimated.
  • The Islamic mullah is called for marriages, circumcisions, and burials.

Origin

early 17th century: from Persian, Turkish, and Urdu mullā, from Arabic mawlā.

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