Definition of khula in English:

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Pronunciation: /kuːˈlɑː/


[mass noun]
(In Islamic law) a form of divorce initiated by the wife, which is effected by the return of her husband’s wedding gift. Compare with talaq.
Example sentences
  • The bright aspect of the mosque is that it will provide an opportunity to women to seek help of their counterparts in cases of divorce, khula, etc.
  • The right to divorce has been given to the husband as a means of ending the marriage, while a wife is given the right to end the marriage by ‘khula’.


From Arabic ḵul 'retreat, renunciation'.

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