Ulema
Ulema U`le*ma", n. [Turk. & Ar. 'ulam[=a] the wise or learned men, pl. of '[=a]lim wise, learned, fr. alima to know.] (Mohammedanism) A college or body composed of the hierarchy (the imams, or ministers of religion, the muftis, or doctors of law, and the cadis, or administrators of justice). That of Turkey alone now has political power; its head is the sheik ul Islam.

Note: The government of Turkey in 1998 is exclusively secular. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]


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  • Ulema — ( ar. علماء, ArTranslit|‘Ulamā’, singular: ar. عالِم, ArTranslit|‘Ālim, scholar ) refers to the educated class of Muslim legal scholars engaged in the several fields of Islamic studies. They are best known as the arbiters of shari‘a law. While… …   Wikipedia

  • uléma — [ ylema; ulema ] n. m. • 1765; ar. oulamâ, plur. de âlim « savant » ♦ Docteur de la loi, théologien musulman. « un grand discours dans la langue classique des Ulémas. Je n y comprenais rien » (Kateb Yacine). On écrit aussiOULÉMA [ ulema ] , 1874 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ulema — ULEMÁ, ulemale, s.f. Membru al clerului musulman (care avea şi atribuţiile de legiuitor). – Din tc. ulema. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  ulemá s. f., art. ulemáua, g. d. art. ulemálei; pl. ulemále Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004 …   Dicționar Român

  • ulema — ulèma m <N mn e, G ulémā> DEFINICIJA isl. 1. vjerski učitelj, učen čovjek, teolog 2. (mn) teolozi, bogoslovi i pravnici [ta ulema] SINTAGMA ulema medžlis isl. vrhovni vjerski organ islamske zajednice jedne pokrajine, nadzire i upravlja… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Ulema — (علماء) es la comunidad de estudiantes legales del islam y la sharia. Su organización y poderes puede cambiar según la comunidad musulmana a la que pertenezcan. Aunque la palabra ulema es singular en castellano, en árabe es plural (ʿulamā ),… …   Wikipedia Español

  • ulèma — m 〈N mn e, G ulémā〉 isl. 1. {{001f}}vjerski učitelj, učen čovjek, teolog 2. {{001f}}〈mn〉 teolozi, bogoslovi i pravnici [ta ∼] ∆ {{001f}}∼ medžlis isl. vrhovni vjerski organ islamske zajednice jedne pokrajine, nadzire i upravlja vjerskim,… …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • ulema — (n.) scholars of Muslim religious law, 1680s, from Arabic ulema learned men, scholars, plural of alim learned, from alama to know …   Etymology dictionary

  • ulema — (Del fr. uléma, y este del ár. clás. ‘ulamā , pl. de ‘ālim, sabio). m. Doctor de la ley mahometana …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • ulema — [o͞o΄lə mä′, o͞o′lə mä΄] pl.n. [Turk. ʼulema < Ar ʼulamāʾ, pl. of ʿālim, learned, scholar < ʿalima, to know] 1. Muslim scholars or men of authority in religion and law 2. [with sing. v.] a council or college of such men …   English World dictionary

  • Ulĕma — (arab.), eigentlich der Plural von Alim (d.i. ein Doctor, ein Gelehrter) u. bezeichnet bei den Türken Theologen u. Juristen in einer Person. In Constantinopel bilden sie gleichsam ein eigenes Corps u. haben als moslimische Glaubenswächter… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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