Mahallah

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View of Sarshahar Mahallah in Ordubad, Azerbaijan

A mahallah, mahalla, mahallya, or mohalla (Arabic: محلة‎‎ maḥalla, Bengali: মহল্লা mahallā, Hindi: मोहल्ला mōhallā, Persian: محله‎‎ maḥalla, Urdu: محله‎, Azerbaijani: Məhəllə) is a country subdivision or neighbourhood in parts of the Arab world, Balkans, Western and South Asia and nearby Nations.

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Russia and former Soviet Union[edit]

A mahalla is an Islamic congregation or parish in Russia and a number of countries once part of the Soviet Union. Typically, a mahalla supports a single mosque. An imam is seen as the spiritual head of a mahalla. A mahalla is directly subordinate to a muhtasib and a territorial muhtasibat. [1]

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