Definition of maulana in English:

maulana

noun

  • often as title A Muslim man revered for his religious learning or piety.

    • ‘Instead of creating problems, education should solve them, the maulana added.’
    • ‘The maulana said that Islam stands above caste and creed and it teaches love of human beings.’
    • ‘The maulana criticised the new Haj guideline and called it contrary to the interests of prospective Hajis.’
    • ‘She sent her husband a notice of divorce through her maulana, two and a half years ago.’
    • ‘A staunch nationalist, the maulana never agreed to the diabolical two-nation theory.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Arabic mawlānā ‘our master’.

Pronunciation

maulana

/maʊˈlɑːnə/