- Muslim scholars or men of authority in religion and law
- a council or college of such men
Origin of ulemaTurkish uncertain or unknown; perhaps ulema ; from Arabic uncertain or unknown; perhaps ulam??, plural of uncertain or unknown; perhaps ?lim, learned, scholar ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps alima, to know
Muslim scholars trained in Islam and Islamic law.
Origin of ulemaTurkish 'ulema, from Arabic ‘ulama’, wise men, pl. of ‘alim, wise, learned, active participle of ‘alima, to know; see &ayin;lm in Semitic roots.
From Arabic Ø¹Ù„Ù…Ø§Ø¡ ("˜ulamÄ'), plural of Ø¹Ø§Ù„Ù… ("˜Älim, “learned one").