a divinely inspired leader; saint
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How to use wali in a sentence
News reports in the region recently named him as the Islamic State-appointed governor or wali of Khorasan.
Yazidis from Sinjar report that ISIS has named him the wali, or mayor, of Snuny, a region north of the mountain.On the Ground, Collaborators With ISIS Could Be Its Big Weakness | Christine van den Toorn | August 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Khair Ulla Said wali Khairkhwa was a notorious heroin trafficker.CIA Chief, White House Chief of Staff Long Argued the Taliban 5 Could Go Free | Josh Rogin, Eli Lake | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The identity of the Taliban leader reportedly killed in the drone strike—wali-ur Rehman—is another mixed blessing.
His half-brother, Ahmed wali, was gunned down last July by one of his security guards.Hamid Karzai Tells The Daily Beast That U.S. Night Raids Must End | Ron Moreau, Sami Yousafzai | January 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
A wali once smashed a pot full of herbs which a cook had prepared.Curious Myths of the Middle Ages | Sabine Baring-Gould
At last, losing all patience, he left his host and went to a khan, where he once more met Haji wali.The Life of Sir Richard Burton | Thomas Wright
His first question was as to my husband's age, that of the wali of Aden, and of various other officials.Southern Arabia | Theodore Bent
This is evidently in reference to the capital of Tocharistan at Kila wali.The Gates of India | Thomas Holdich
The wali, the Jews and others all had their various grievances.The Life of Sir Richard Burton | Thomas Wright