Compiled By: Rtn. Gangaram Shamdas Purswani (P.H.F.)
Hala (Sindhi: هـالا) is a city and taluka of Matiari district of Sindh, Pakistan. According to the Revenue record, Hala was given the status of Taluka of Hyderabad District in 1848. In 2005, it became part of Matiari District . Hala is located on the N-5 National Highway of Pakistan at a distance of about 62 kilometers from Hyderabad. Hala is also located on the Tando Adam – Mehrabpur Railway Line. Hala is famous through the subcontinent for art, glazed colored pottery (Kaashi), woodwork (Jandi), cloth printing, woven cloth (Sussi) and khaddar made of handmade khaddi.
Hala became a leading centre of the Suhrawardi sect of Sufism from the 16th century onwards. It contains the mausoleum of Makhdum Nuh (died circa 1592), a Suhrawardi Pir which attracts pilgrims. Renowned Scholar, poet and plotician Makhdoom Muhammad Zaman Talibul Moula and his son Makhdoom Muhammad Amin Faheem also belong to this city. In the vicinity of Hala there is another mausoleum of the famous Sufi poet Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai at Bhtshah at the distance of 5 km from Hala City. Bhitshah Town is a sub-office of Taluka Municipal Administration Hala.
Members of Khudabadi Sonara Community living in Hala belonged to “Hallakai Bradri”