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u·la·ma

 (o͞o′lə-mä′)
n.
Variant of ulema.

ulama

(ˈuːlɪmə) or

ulema

n
1. (Islam) a body of Muslim scholars or religious leaders
2. (Islam) a member of this body
[C17: from Arabic `ulamā scholars, from `alama to know]

ulama

(ˌuːˈlɑːmə)
n
(Team Sports, other than specified) a Meso-American team ball game, with a history dating back to as early as 1500 bc, played with a solid rubber ball on a long narrow court
[from Nahuatl Ullamalitztli ball game]

'u•la•ma

or u•le•ma

(ˈu ləˌmɑ)

n.pl.
the body of scholars who are authorities on Muslim religion and law.
[1680–90; < Arabic ‘ulamā learned men]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ulama - 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 communityulama - 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
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
Mollah, Mulla, Mullah - a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of Islam; the head of a mosque
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Religious leaders saw the reforms of Ayub Khan as a direct challenge to the traditional role of the ulama as the guardians of Islam and advisers to Muslim governments.
Damascus, (SANA)-Senior Syrian religious scholars said the statement issued by the International Union of Muslim Ulama (religious scholars) on the situation in Syria came as no surprise to them, as it comes from party backgrounds associated with schemes clear enough in terms of dimensions and goals.
This study of Islamic intellectual orders traces the rise of the Ulama in the Benaadir region and the social milieu in which they operated, the role played by the Ulama, and, the impact of Ulama activities on Benaadir society.
The changing role of the ulama in Muslim societies is a significant part of modern and contemporary Islamic history.
Earlier, it was Metcalf 's genuinely empathetic and path-breaking doctoral research on Darul Uloom Deoband that challenged the common assumptions about the "traditionalst" ulama (Islamic religious scholars) being either confined to their own domain or antithetical to "progress" and "modernity.
One person was injured in the brawl on Monday between members of Nahdhatul Ulama and hard-liners from the Islamic Defenders Front in Jogyakarta on Java island.
The political use of the Internet by two of Iran's distinct social movements, women's-rights activists and the reformist ulama (clerics), reveals the innovative force of this new medium.
The ulama, Islamic ethics, and courts under the Mughals; Aurangzeb revisited.
Iran is an example of such a society and its religious leaders, the ulama, have always been a visible force in political and social life.
In the last PAS election two years ago, the young Turks edged out the ulama following the party's disastrous performance in the 2004 general election, in which PAS seats in the lower house of Parliament fell to seven from 27 garnered in the 1999 election.
Indeed, "Cultural Westernization" found resistance from many walks of life including, intellectuals, nationalists and the ulama.
8) Verbal skill was very much part of this refined and superior image that the ulama cultivated.