, a philosophical term, derived from
ḥalla “to loosen, unfold, alight, settle in a place (
maḥall), whence its classical acceptations in Muslim theology, the relation between a body and its place, an accident and its substance.
Ḥulūl has also been applied to the substantial union 1. of the body and the soul,
ḥulūl al-rūḥ fi ’l-badan, 2. of a divine spirit with man,
ḥulūl al-ʿakl al-faʿʿāl fi ’l-insān (Fārābī,
Arāʾ Ahl al-Madīna al-fāḍila, ed. Cairo, 1906, p. 86),
ḥulūl al-lāhūt fi ’l-nāsūt (cf. al-Ḥallād̲j̲). The Aristotelian doctrine of hylomorphism. like the Christian doctrin…