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.
And Mullah Jafar Gwani, the formal speaker of KIRSU, blamed small portions of mullahs and intellectuals for the confrontation.
Mullah Anwar Khoshnaw, a former Parliament member from Kurdistan Islamic Union, admits that there are mullahs who don't deserve to give sermons to the people.
Ranjha plays the flute in the mosque to attract everyone in the village but the mullah. A very few historians mention that the mosque was a contested place between mullah shahi and sufis from Baba Farid to Khawaja Farid.
Through Ranjha's encounter with the boat owner, who declares that "we give a damn about God and we only work for money", Waris Shah shows how the mullah and the mallah (boatman) say the same thing about common people, though one uses God's name and the other negates it.
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.
The-then Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, and his French and German counterparts told us that their policy of appeasing the mullahs would encourage reform within the regime.
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.
'The regime in Iran is as fundamentalist as it was when the mullahs took over after the revolution in 1979 and that needs to be highlighted and made known.'
'Regrettably the people of Iran are ruled by a despotic reactionary religious theocracy based on the mullahs' constitution for the absolute rule of the clergy,' he said.
MMA (Military Mullah Alliance) and TLYR and MML (Military Mullah Lathi [baton]) should all be banned for appealing to religious sentiments which is their Lowest Common Denominator.