- Muslim scholars or men of authority in religion and law
- [with sing. v.] a council or college of such men
Origin of ulemaTurkish ?ulema from Arabic ?ulam??, plural of ??lim, learned, scholar from ?alima, to know
Muslim scholars trained in Islam and Islamic law.
Origin of ulemaTurkish 'ulemā from Arabic 'ulamā' wise men pl. of 'ālim wise, learned active participle of 'alima to know &ayin;lm
From Arabic Ø¹Ù„Ù…Ø§Ø¡ ("˜ulamÄ'), plural of Ø¹Ø§Ù„Ù… ("˜Älim, “learned one").