maula

noun
mau·​la | \ ˈmau̇lə \
plural mawali\ məˈwälē \

Definition of maula

: a recent convert to Islam especially : a non-Arab convert extended the status of a protected client by one of the Arab peoples

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History and Etymology for maula

Arabic mawla (plural mawālī)

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“Maula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maula. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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