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Allamah (Arabic: عَلَّامة‎,[1] Urdu and Persian: علامه‎), also spelled Allāma, and Allama, is an honorary title carried by scholars of Islamic fiqh (jurisprudence) and philosophy.

It is used as an honorific in Sunni Islam as well as in Shia Islam, mostly in South Asia, Middle East and Iran. Sunnis and Shias who have achieved the rank of a scholarship in several disciplines are often referred to by the title. Also used for philosophers, such as Allama Iqbal.

See also


  1. ^ Team, Almaany. "تعريف و شرح و معنى علامة بالعربي في معاجم اللغة العربية معجم المعاني الجامع، المعجم الوسيط ،اللغة العربية المعاصر ،الرائد ،لسان العرب ،القاموس المحيط - معجم عربي عربي صفحة 1". Retrieved April 8, 2019.