- (in Islamic countries) a title of respect for a person who is learned in, teaches, or expounds the sacred law.
- (in Turkey) a provincial judge.
Origin of mullah
Examples from the Web for mullah
Then, it was the arrest of a popular leader named Mullah Kareem without just cause that provided the spark.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley
Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman
November 15, 2014
The defense minister of this short-lived republic was Mullah Mustafa Barzani, the Iraqi-born father of Masoud Barzani.Why Iran Fears Iraq's Kurds
August 12, 2014
As the platoon was leaving the compound, they came across a local: Mullah Adahdad.
And the third was Mullah Adahdad, 45, an unarmed cleric who was attacked with a grenade and gunned down by several soldiers.
A mullah at Tehran University told Iranians on official TV that Jews use jinns, or genies, for espionage.Iran Cleric: Jews Use Sorcery to Spy
July 5, 2014
No remarks on Somaliland would be complete without some mention of the Mullah.Pan-Islam
George Wyman Bury
There was a beautiful little shrub which Chickango called the mullah.In the Wilds of Africa
"He's gone in," said Jim, watching the figure of the Mullah with the utmost eagerness.
If that is the case, we should be nearer the Mullah by nightfall.
You can see the mud huts which the Mullah's followers occupy, and there are his herds.
mulla mollah (ˈmɒlə)
- (formerly) a Muslim scholar, teacher, or religious leader: also used as a title of respect
Word Origin and History for mullah
title given in Muslim lands to one learned in theology and sacred law, 1610s, from Turkish molla, Persian and Urdu mulla, from Arabic mawla "master," from waliya "reigned, governed."