Mullah

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Mullah a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of Islam; the head of a mosque
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mullah Same as Mollah.
    • n Mullah See Mollah.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mullah Same as molla.
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Usage

In literature:

If a mad dog or a Mad Mullah had come his way he would have surrendered the way without hesitation.
"Beasts and Super-Beasts" by Saki
Then came about four hundred mullahs and learned men, who did the same.
"Mystics and Saints of Islam" by Claud Field
He says little, but he laughs in his heart at the fables of the Mullahs.
"In the Mahdi's Grasp" by George Manville Fenn
Kazi Mullah himself was the first victim of the fire of war which his eloquence had kindled.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, November, 1878" by Various
No remarks on Somaliland would be complete without some mention of the Mullah.
"Pan-Islam" by George Wyman Bury
These two parties are the outlaws and the Mullahs.
"Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier" by T. L. Pennell
From the mosque the procession goes to a private house, where a mullah recites the story of the martyrdom.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
The mullahs in Kashgar in the meantime appointed Beg Kuli Beg, Yakoob's eldest son, as their Badshah, according to Yakoob's will.
"The Life of Yakoob Beg" by Demetrius Boulger
We could wear tight trousers, which none of the women here in Surat dare for fear the mullahs will condemn them.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
The leaders were enlightened Moslems, and even mullahs of the Shiahs.
"Bahaism and Its Claims" by Samuel Graham Wilson
ELIYAHU, Rabbi Mullah, of Bushire, is recorded, together with Eliyahu of Bagdad, as having been baptized at Bagdad in 1852.
"Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ" by Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
L. N. Meaning, Mullahs' fables will not go down with us.
"The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam" by Omar Khayyam
That mullah, too, was terribly long-winded, but have we not bores of our own, and in plenty?
"Legends & Romances of Spain" by Lewis Spence
Written by the hand of the mullah for your father and mother.
"Carry On!" by Herbert Strang
On one occasion I went to a wedding at the house of one of the chief mullahs of the town.
"Behind the Veil in Persia and Turkish Arabia" by M. E. Hume-Griffith
Yesterday a number of Ulamas and Mullahs were assembled in one of the great halls of the palace.
"Akbar" by P. A. S. van Limburg-Brouwer
The mullahs, who fix the burial fees, derive an enormous revenue from the faithful.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
The mullahs of these mosques are generally men of considerable power.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various
It was deserted, without a doubt, not even a mullah being present.
"The Great Airship." by F. S. Brereton
In Berar some time ago the Mullah or Muhammadan priest was a village servant and the Hindus paid him dues.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
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In news:

The hunt for Mullah Omar.
CNN's Mike Boettcher reports on the difficulties facing US troops and their allies in finding Taliban leader Mullah Omar (March 12).
Taliban leader Mullah Omar .
Mullah Omar 's Triumphalism.
On Wednesday, Mullah Omar , the elusive leader of the Taliban, released a message for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which this year falls on October 26.
Are some Taliban ignoring Mullah Omar 's ethics code.
The hunt for Mullah Omar .
Kristof (column, Dec 26) argues for allowing Mullah Muhammad Omar to vanish.
Not easy to persuade the mullahs we are serious.
If he and his mullah buddies weren't cooking up a batch of enriched uranium, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad & gang would be a great source of merriment, an old-time slapstick act, Iranian Three Stooges.
The mullahs prepare to execute a Christian for his faith.
The mullahs are at war with us.
Transformed into pulpits, the state-owned media showcase one mullah after another in a campaign of stiffening.
Dana Priest profiles Mullah Fazlullah, the fugitive Taliban leader whose attempt to assassinate Malala Yousafzai appears to be part of an effort to regain relevance.
The mullahs are playing with fire in Strait of Hormuz.
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