Associations to the word «Ulema»

Wiktionary

ULEMA, noun. (plurale tantum) The guardians of legal and religious tradition in Islam; clerics.

Dictionary definition

ULEMA, noun. 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.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats