from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Islam A male religious teacher or leader.
- n. Islam Used as a form of address for such a man.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Muslim religious scholar and teacher
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See mollah.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as molla.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of Islam; the head of a mosque
And, in a sense, that is true: he never finished the Quranic schooling required to get the title mullah, but his followers call him that anyway as a sign of respect.
A local mullah is appealing for donations to build a new mosque.
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Then, coming out of the telephone booth, he got into conversation with two bearded young men who were in mullah's costume.
The religious scholar - whose studies qualify him for the honorific of "mullah" - lacks Hakimullah's charisma and reputation for boldness but retains a sizable following.
We have a proverb: half a mullah is a danger to your faith, half a doctor is a danger to your life.
We went to a mullah, and we really said that this is the best way, through the community and through the leader, which is in the time - the mask - the mullah is the leader of that community.
Maybe the mullah was a reporter from "The Onion." rr | 3.12.09 @ 12: 09PM
And the mullahs have opened all the playbooks on repression and crowd control simultaneously; it's a smorgasboard attempt at blocking the rising tide of resentment; if you'll recall, that's called the mullah's-ass-on-a-pressure-cooker-lid-to-retard-fulmination rule.
Their encounters with the "mullah" felt like bad first dates, with the Americans posing robotic questions about the village.