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- ‘It is the message that is coming from many of these mullahs all over the Muslim world.’
- ‘Islamic scholars, or mullahs, took over most classes, prompting him to quit.’
- ‘Most town mosques are cared for and staffed by a mullah, who conducts religious services at the mosque as well as funerals, weddings, and blessings.’
- ‘No women can become a priest in the Orthodox church or a mullah among Muslims.’
- ‘The Islamic mullah is called for marriages, circumcisions, and burials.’
- ‘The family gathers near sunset in the presence of a mullah, who reads from the Qu'ran and recites prayers for the dead over the food.’
- ‘The mullahs see it as their mission to spread Islam among the unbelievers and some believe they will achieve martyrdom in their attempts to achieve it.’
- ‘Among Muslims, the mullah or priest will visit a house within three days of the birth of a boy to recite holy words, including the Call to Prayer, in the baby's ear.’
- ‘It was first created in Lebanon in 1975 by Imam Mussa Sadr, an Iranian mullah who had become leader of the Shi'ite community there.’
- ‘Muslims in those hard corners don't need a mullah Martin Luther, they need freedom from fear.’
- ‘She surprised the gathering, comprising local devotees and mediapersons, when she disclosed that she hailed from a Muslim family and her father is a mullah.’
- ‘A Shiite mullah or imam of such huge importance can't be underestimated.’
- ‘And being a member of the clergy or a mullah or some other cleric does not render you an expert on social affairs, or an authority on how people should be permitted to live their lives.’
- ‘Fifth, the theocratic monopoly of the mullahs contributes to the closeness of Islamic societies.’
- ‘The country whose order he seeks to overthrow is not ruled by Islamic mullahs or Baathists.’
- ‘Ayub Ibrahim Khalifa, who denies the allegations, is a senior mullah and teacher - known as a mufti - at the Masjid Uzman mosque in Upper Seymour Street, Bradford.’
- ‘Not only have you joined the ranks of the morally obtuse, but you have done so with an arrogance that would astound a mullah issuing a fatwa.’
- ‘Indeed, the mullahs could end up controlling a mayor's office in Najaf and losing everything in Iran.’
- ‘The samaj deals with issues such as the maintenance of the local mosque, support of a mullah, and settling village disputes.’
- ‘The mullahs claimed that the Hidden Imam would protect the new inhabitants of the city against all disasters.’
Early 17th century: from Persian, Turkish, and Urdu mullā, from Arabic mawlā.
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