- the doctors of Muslim religion and law.
Origin of ʿulama
Examples from the Web for ulema
To pacify the ulema, always wary of any rival forum, this initial gathering consisted entirely of men who were clerics.The Saudi Kingdom's 9/11
October 17, 2009
Rather, the leadership of the ulema in Egypt and in other important Muslim centers should do it for the Afghan people.Can Egypt Help Obama?
August 16, 2009
I shall suggest to the Ulema of the Imperial Ear that he advise inaction.The Devil's Dictionary
Moreover, all the ulema and all the heavy-turbaned fanatics will be there.The Book of Khalid
"It is the will of the people," the chief of the Ulema interjected.Donovan Pasha And Some People Of Egypt, Complete
The Ulema are no longer regarded as the spokesmen of the nation.Bonaparte in Egypt and the Egyptians of To-day
Haji A. Browne
But the well-meaning Ulema paid dearly for this good counsel.The Lion of Janina
- a variant of ulama 1
Word Origin and History for ulema
"scholars of Muslim religious law," 1680s, from Arabic 'ulema "learned men, scholars," plural of 'alim "learned," from 'alama "to know."