What does mullah mean?

Definitions for mullah
ˈmʌl ə, ˈmʊl ə, ˈmu ləmul·lah

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mullah, Mollah, Mullanoun

    a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of Islam; the head of a mosque


  1. mullahnoun

    A Muslim religious scholar and teacher

  2. Etymology: From Turkish molla, Persian, from Arabic (mawla), ‘vicar’, ‘guardian’.


  1. mullah

    A mullah is a title often given to a Muslim man, educated in Islamic theology and sacred law, who often serves as a religious leader or cleric within the Muslim community. They can hold various roles within the Islamic religious hierarchy, including leading prayers in a mosque, religious teaching, or issuing fatwas (religious edicts). The term is commonly used in a number of Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Afghanistan, and Turkey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mullahnoun

    see Mollah


  1. Mullah

    Mullah is generally used to refer to a Muslim man, educated in Islamic theology and sacred law. The title, given to some Islamic clergy, is derived from the Arabic word مَوْلَى mawlā, meaning "vicar," "master" and "guardian." In large parts of the Muslim world, particularly Iran, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Turkey, Central Asia, Somalia and South Asia, it is the name commonly given to local Islamic clerics or mosque leaders. The title has also been used in some Sephardic Jewish communities to refer to the community's leadership, especially religious leadership. It is primarily understood in the Muslim world as a term of respect for an educated man.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mullah in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mullah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of mullah in a Sentence

  1. The Taliban:

    The dignitaries who met Mullah Baradar expressed their commitments towards Afghanistan's reconstruction and development... the U.S.-Taliban agreement is historical, baradar received congratulatory messages and thanked them (ministers and diplomats) for attending the ceremony.

  2. Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi:

    There is one agenda, and that's to choose the new emir (leader) unanimously and get rid of Mullah Mansour.

  3. Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob:

    I wanted to assure you that he died a natural death, mullah Mohammad Yaqoob had been sick for some time but Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob condition deteriorated.

  4. Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi:

    Anyone engaged in militant activities under the leadership of Mullah Mansour isn't a jihadi, we will now publicly oppose him.

  5. Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi:

    His fatwa was to execute whoever rejected Mullah Mansour as a leader.

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