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Etymology 1[edit]

From Urdu حلالہ‎(halāla), the practice being called in Eastern Persian حلاله(halâla), while Iranian Persian uses محلل(mohallal), the Arabic term being تَحْلِيل(taḥlīl), scilicet نِكَاح التَحْلِيل(nikāḥ at-taḥlīl), زَوَاج التَحْلِيل(zawāj at-taḥlīl).


halala (plural halalas)

  1. (Islam) A wedlease (temporary marriage) to a stranger undertaken prior to remarriage to an ex, that is to make the remarriage halal, or the woman halala f to marry.
    • 1972, Ahmad Said, Fear of hell: translation of Dozakh ka khatka:
      Since remarriage is not permitted after three divorces, they arrange Halala with some one, that is, on the condition that he divorces her, the next day after marriage.
    • 1998, Ida Glaser, Partners Or Prisoners?: Christians Thinking about Women and Islam:
      In the past my Mullah friend had performed halalas but now he lived according to the law of Christ which forbade him to do such an evil act.
    • 2011, Flavia Agnes, Family Law: Volume 1: Family Laws and Constitutional Claims:
      However, it is also stated that the process of halala cannot be used as a device to re-marry the former spouse. It must happen in the natural course of events.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic هَلَلَة‎(halala).


halala (plural halalas)

  1. A monetary unit of Saudi Arabia equal to one hundredth of a riyal.
    • 1996, Gordon Robison, Arab Gulf States: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia & the United Arab Emirates:
      This is annoying, but the difference in price is only a few halalas and arguing, in my experience, is pointless.




From Arabic حَلَال(ḥalāl).


  • IPA(key): /haˈlala/
  • Hyphenation: ha‧la‧la
  • Rhymes: -ala


halala (accusative singular halalan, plural halalaj, accusative plural halalajn)

  1. halal

Derived terms[edit]




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