Mawlah

Mawlah

 

in pre-Islamic Arabia and the early Arabian Caliphate, both a freedman enjoying the protection of his former master (patron) and the patron himself, who offered this protection. The freedman was designated mawlat-al-asfal (the lowlier mawlah) and the patron was designated mawlat-al-ala (the higher mawlah). The term mawlah is also used in direct address as a synonym for sayyid (lord, sir) and as a title for monarchs (for example, mawlah or mulai in Morocco) and venerable clergy (whence mullah).

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subset]] al-ahmadiyya ft l-luga al-turkiyya of Mawlah ibn Muhammad Salih, 1619.
The rockets also caused a fire in a nearby valley and damaged the house of a man from the Mawlah family, the source added.
As transcribed by Guo, the last line says [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] ballagh nuh amanih mawlah, which is translated: "Nuh has fulfilled his master's wishes" (306: "Nuh [Noah] is thus likely the sender of the letter").