noun. the body of Mullahs (Muslim scholars trained in Islam and Islamic law) who are the interpreters of Islam's sciences and doctrines and laws and the chief guarantors of continuity in the spiritual and intellectual history of the Islamic community.
1. Noun, singular or mass A version of the game, now known as ulama, is still played in some areas. 2. Adjective Historically, ulama were powerful figures in states like the Ottoman Empire, but in modern times, the power of the ulama class has waned.