What does ulema mean?

Definitions for ulemaˈu ləˌmɑ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ulema.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ulema, ulama(noun)

    the body of Mullahs (Muslim scholars trained in Islam and Islamic law) who are the interpreters of Islam's sciences and doctrines and laws and the chief guarantors of continuity in the spiritual and intellectual history of the Islamic community


  1. ulema(Noun)

    The guardians of legal and religious tradition in Islam; clerics.

  2. Origin: From Arabic (‘ulamā’), plural of (‘ālim) ‘learned one’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ulema(noun)

    a college or corporation in Turkey composed of the hierarchy, namely, the imams, or ministers of religion, the muftis, or doctors of law, and the cadis, or administrators of justice

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ulema

    ōō′le-ma, n. the collective name (which can not be used as a singular) of the body of professional theologians and doctors of divinity, and therefore of law, in any Mohammedan country. [Ar., plur. of ‛âlim, learned.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ulema

    a body in Turkey, or any Mohammedan country, of the learned in the Mohammedan religion and law, such as the Imams, or religious teachers, the Muftis, or expounders of the law and the Cadis, or judges; its decrees are called "fetvas."


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ulema in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ulema in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi:

    Like many other people, we also believe that Mullah Mansour is dead and that's why his deputy ?Sheikh Haibatullah refused access to the ulema council to him.

  2. Mullah Abdul Rauf:

    A number of tribal leaders, jihadi commanders and some ulema (religious council members) and other people have contacted me to tell me that Mullah Rauf had contacted them and invited them to join him.

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