Mullah

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Mullah

A Muslim who is religiously educated. Some mullahs are experts in Islamic finance.
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In contrast to the Orthodox and Muslim clergy, who had gained mainly secondary religious education, the Catholic clergy had members with a university degree and knowledge of several foreign languages.
The few Muslim clergy - belonging to the Islamic Trust which manages the area, along with the custodianship of Jordan - are mindful of the ever-lurking Israeli threat that oftentimes turns deadly.
Some how the Muslim clergy persuaded him not to indulge in such foolish endeavours and so the highest office was saved from shame.
"This report shows that attacks on Bahais are engineered by government agents and actively encouraged by the authorities and the Muslim clergy in Iran--and that attackers are well aware that they will go unpunished," said Ms.
They supported the progressive Muslim clergy against the traditionalists, made efforts to raise the Muslims' cultural level by education, and, finally, avoided any direct confrontation with the customs and traditions to which the Muslim masses were deeply attached.
So WACC is helping HFA sponsor a communication training program for Christian and Muslim clergy to combat the stigma.
Before retiring and joining the Cambridge University faculty, he also chaired the 10th anniversary conference of Building Bridges, involving Christian and Muslim clergy and laity.
His cabinet has also delayed discussion of a proposal to prevent Muslim clergy inside Israel from announcing prayers by loudspeakers.
churches to invite Jewish and Muslim clergy to their sanctuaries to read from sacred texts next month in an initiative designed to counter anti-Muslim bigotry.
Veiled Muslim women demonstrated carrying crucifixes, alongside their Christian sisters who raised copies of the Koran above their heads; while Muslims, including President Hosni Mubarak's eldest son Alaa and his wife, as well as Prime Minister Ahmad Nazeef and Muslim clergy, attended the midnight mass on Coptic Christmas (6/7 January) in churches across the country.
While such a project may still be years away, excitement surrounding the idea for a Muslim American seminary reflects a growing need to train Muslim clergy well-versed in traditional texts and with an understanding of the American context in which they would work.
This approach contradicted the earlier imperial policy of creating officially supported hierarchies for the Muslim clergy. Local officials were able to prevent the extension of such hierarchies to their areas of responsibility in the North Caucasus; paradoxically, however, and due in part to their paranoia about Islam, in the end they adopted in practice a very different mode of intervention in, and interaction with, the Muslim community.
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