A mullah is a prayer leader. This term can mean different things in different parts of the Islamic world, but in Uzbekistan today, it's usually someone who is knowledgeable about Islamic practices, although he probably does not work in a mosque.
Muslim clergy man.
The definition can vary regionally. For Afghanistan, Ahmed Rashid's Taliban defines it as the traditional prayer leader at a local mosque.
religious teacher (Muslim)
an educated Muslim trained in traditional religious law and doctrine and usually holding an official post (Arabic mawla)
Person, primarily in the Shia sect, who specializes in understanding the science of religious regulation. He interprets the laws and doctrines of Islam as they affect all of life. Not professional clergy, but holds great influence. Among the Shia, ayatollahs are super mullahs.
a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of Islam; the head of a mosque
a Muslim cleric
an Islamic religious leader
A mullah is in charge of a local mosque and he usually teaches the children the Koran and prayers.
A graduate of an Islamic college. A teacher of Islam.
Muslim religious man
In Muslim countries a title of respect for one who is learned in or teaches the sacred law.
India/Middle East/North Afica A Muslim teacher or reader of the Koran, and traditionally an expert on Islamic law.
Islamic priest; religious and social leader in Muslim community.
Mullahs (Persian: Ù…Ù„Ø§) are Islamic clergy. Ideally, they should have studied the Qur'an, Islamic traditions (hadith), and Islamic law (fiqh). They are often hafiz.