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  • noun A spiritual leader in Persia and parts of Central Asia.


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From Persian آخوند.


  • * I presume this is the same word as akhund, well known on the Northwest frontier of India, where it was applied specially to the late ruler of Svat.


  • APA's local bureau reports that Mullah of Garkhun village mosque Gasim Mamiyev was not given a certain card at the meeting held in the mosque and he got angry and stabbed akhund of Sharur region Hajji Akbar and mullah of Siyagut village Gazanfar Guliyev to death.


  • But Mariam's favorite, other than Jalil of course, was Mullah Faizullah, the elderly village Koran tutor, its akhund He came by once or twice a week from Gul Daman to teach Mariam the five daily namaz prayers and tutor her in Koran recitation, just as he had taught Nana when she'd been a little girl It was Mullah Faizullah who had taught Mariam to read, who had patiently looked over her shoulder as her lips worked the words soundlessly, her index finger lingering beneath each word, pressing until the nail bed went white, as though she could squeeze the meaning out of the symbols.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • "And you, akhund sahib, with all due respect, you should know better than to encourage these foolish ideas of hers.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns


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