A mahallah, mahalla, mahallya, mahalle, mohalla, mehalla, or mehalle (Arabic: محلة maḥalla; Bengali: মহল্লা mahallā; Hindi: मोहल्ला mōhallā; Persian: محله maḥalla; Urdu: محله; Azerbaijani: Məhəllə; Albanian: mahallë or mahalla, or mëhallë or mëhalla), is a country subdivision or neighbourhood in parts of the Arab world, Balkans, Western and South Asia and nearby nations.
- El Mahalla El Kubra, Egypt
- Mahalla (Bangladesh)
- Mahalla (Uzbeks)
- Mahalle, Turkey
- Mahala (Podgorica), Montenegro
Russia and former Soviet UnionEdit
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.