TALAQ

Etymology

Noun

talaq (countable and uncountable, plural talaqs)

(Islam) An Islamic divorce, sanctioned by the Qur'an.

Verb

talaq (third-person singular simple present talaqs, present participle talaqing, simple past and past participle talaqed)

(Islam) To divorce somebody by this means.

Usage notes

Talaq normally refers to an Islamic divorce initiated by the husband. Khula is the term used when it is initiated by the wife.

Source: Wiktionary



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The word “coffee” entered the English language in 1582 via the Dutch “koffie,” borrowed from the Ottoman Turkish “kahve,” borrowed in turn from the Arabic “qahwah.” The Arabic word qahwah was traditionally held to refer to a type of wine.

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