Meaning of mawla in English:

mawla

noun

(also maula)
Islam
  • A non-Arab convert to Islam adopted into Arab society. Hence: a Muslim of non-Arab descent.

Pronunciation

mawla

/ˈmaʊlɑː/ /ˈmaʊlə/

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Arabic mawlā client, noun of place from waliya to be close to, to be connected with.