Mullah

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Mullah

A Muslim who is religiously educated. Some mullahs are experts in Islamic finance.
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Mullahs wore taht al-hanak when they were supposed to be deep in thought and/or at prayer.
Judging from photos in the media and TV footage, few political mullahs in Iran today appear to possess a taht al-hanak.
Saifullah, a resident of Pakistan's tribal region of Waziristan, was arrested by a joint Afghan and international security force during a raid on the house of Mullah Qasim in the Sur Marghab area near Tirinkot, the capital of central Uruzgan province, on Wednesday.
He said a mullah named Qasim blindfolded them and took them to the Chaman border crossing.
The growing tensions between the Kurdish intellectual elite and mullahs were accompanied by calls for mutual respect and understanding.
He used the epic story of Heer Ranjha to critique the entire system of the feudal era in which mullah shahi played a key role.
Despite all of this, Britain, France and Germany, have allowed the mullahs to lead them a merry dance for more than three years over their nuclear programmes.
With Bush's belligerent rhetoric toward Tehran on the rise, many students have turned to embrace Iranian nationalism, their country's nuclear aspirations, and, by a twist of irony, the mullahs they have long despised.
While driving toward democracy, Zand-Bonazzi told me, the Iranian people must be clear on their goal to get rid of the mullahs and not push one ideology over another.
MULLAH DADULLAH is another leading Taliban commander known as "Dadullah the lame'' due to a limp from injuries he suffered in a bomb blast.
We will be travelling to Brussels to raise awareness of human rights and justice in Iran which have been removed by the ruling mullahs,' he said.
The mullahs ruling the country today are as equally fundamentalist as the mullahs that took over after the revolution in 1979.