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also mul·la  (mŭl′ə, mo͝ol′ə)
n. Islam
1. A religious teacher or leader, especially in Shiite practice.
2. Used as a form of address for such a teacher.

[Urdu mullā, from Persian, from Arabic mawlā, master, friend, from waliya, to become near, be in charge; see wly in Semitic roots.]

mul′lah·ism n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mulla - a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of IslamMulla - a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of Islam; the head of a mosque
ulama, ulema - the body of Mullahs (Muslim scholars trained in Islam and Islamic law) who are the interpreters of Islam's sciences and doctrines and laws and the chief guarantors of continuity in the spiritual and intellectual history of the Islamic community
Moslem, Muslim - a believer in or follower of Islam
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ICM Capital Limited has announced an inaugural UAE partnership with the esteemed brothers Mohammad and Abdulla Habib Al Mulla.
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Essa Al Mulla, executive director at the ENDP, said the habit of "job hopping" was growing in the country, where employees will leave a well-paid job after a short time just for a better salary - even if it is a minimal increase.
According to news agency WAM, Al Mulla also said ENDP has employed 13,000 nationals in the private sector so far
Leading UAE law firm Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla has appointed David Denman as chief operating officer for the UAE offices.
WITH Qatar set to host the 2022 World Cup, it is imperative for the country to respect the cultural diversity of its residents while at the same time conserving its national identity, General Manager of the Qatar Heritage and Identity Center (QHIC), Khalid Youssuf al Mulla has said.
Mulla called for adopting a group of national laws capable of dealing with the variables and meeting the aspirations of the Iraqi people.