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, mulla, mollah
(formerly) a Muslim scholar, teacher, or religious leader: also used as a title of respect
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in Islam, a learned teacher or expounder of religious law and doctrines; usually chosen by a group of believers from among their own number.

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Al Mulla's experience advanced further when she joined the team working on the assembly of the Boeing B777 Empennage Ribs structural members that help improve an aircraft's stability during flights.
Mr Mulla was also in a dispute in 2012 with Mr Yummy, Zeheer Ramzan, in Halifax, West Yorks.
In the latest highlight of his artistic career, Yasser Al Mulla finally hosted his first solo exhibition called "Lines telling a story".
His actions in this matter were for the benefit of Abraaj," Al Mulla said.
Buti Obaid Al Mulla said: "We are excited about the new direction the group is taking.
The other eight MPs who did not attend remained unaccounted for, although Mr Al Mulla did not confirm whether they would face pay deductions.
His maternal uncle, Hafeez Khoja, his paternal uncle, Abdul Rahman Mulla, and his grandfather, Ahmad Mulla, were all muezzins at the Grand Mosque of Makkah.
Mazen was assisted by Rony Eid, a senior associate in Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla's UAE Corporate practice.
In cables of condolences sent to Jordan's Parliament Speaker Atef Al Tarawneh, and to the Senate President, Abdulraouf Al-Rawabeh, Mulla stressed that such barbaric practices violate all principles and values of monotheistic religions and norms.
According to news agency WAM, Al Mulla also said ENDP has employed 13,000 nationals in the private sector so far
Mulla called for adopting a group of national laws capable of dealing with the variables and meeting the aspirations of the Iraqi people.