Meaning of khula in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkuːlə/


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

    • ‘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’.’
    dissolution, annulment, official separation, judicial separation, separation, disunion, break-up, split, split-up, severance, rupture, breach, parting


From Arabic ḵul ‘retreat, renunciation’.