To pacify the ulema, always wary of any rival forum, this initial gathering consisted entirely of men who were clerics.
Rather, the leadership of the ulema in Egypt and in other important Muslim centers should do it for the Afghan people.
He paused, for the head sheikh of El Medineh, with two ulema, entered the throng.
"It is the will of the people," the chief of the ulema interjected.
Achmed gazed darkly, doubtfully upon the ulema, and his face wore an expression of repressed despair.
The ulema are no longer regarded as the spokesmen of the nation.
There is also a grand cadi, nominated by the sultan of Turkey from among the ulema of Stamboul.
The ulema have taken counsel together up to the present time.
But the well-meaning ulema paid dearly for this good counsel.
This triumph of the ulema is the one important feature of the Ministerial crisis.
"scholars of Muslim religious law," 1680s, from Arabic 'ulema "learned men, scholars," plural of 'alim "learned," from 'alama "to know."