plural noun Islam.
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.
Rather, the leadership of the ulema in Egypt and in other important Muslim centers should do it for the Afghan people.
There is also a grand cadi, nominated by the sultan of Turkey from among the Ulema of Stamboul.
The Ulema would probably oppose it, although they accepted it as part of the plan of Mithad Pacha.
The fellaheen and Bedouins looked to see the Mudir summon the Ulema to condemn the woman to shame and darkness everlasting.Donovan Pasha And Some People Of Egypt, Complete|Gilbert Parker
This triumph of the Ulema is the one important feature of the Ministerial crisis.
They are in favour of limiting the power of the Sultan, but it must be limited by an extension of the influence of the Ulema.
"scholars of Muslim religious law," 1680s, from Arabic 'ulema "learned men, scholars," plural of 'alim "learned," from 'alama "to know."