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What Can a Woman Do During Her Waiting Period?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I have been told that if a woman enters her waiting period after the death of her husband she cannot leave her home until this period is completed. I wanted to know if leaving the home refers to seclusion (not going out of the home at all […]

What Are the Rulings of ʿIdda (Waiting Period)?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I had applied for Khula from my husband. Will there be a penalty if I have broken any rules of iddat? If so, whaf would it be? And would I have to restart the iddat properly all over again? Or would it remain of the same length […]

What Is the Waiting Period for a Menopausal Woman? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the idda (waiting period) for a monopausal widow according to the shafii madhab? What are the legitimate reasons she may go out/speak to non mahram men? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. I hope you’re well insha’Allah. The question suggests someone in your family may have recently passed […]

What Is the Waiting Period for a Menopausal Woman? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the waiting period for a menopausal woman? Answer:Wa’alaykum assalam. I hope you’re well insha’Allah. The waiting period for a menopausal woman is three complete lunar months. If she is divorced in the middle of a month, she observes the ‘idda for the remaining days of […]

What Is the Waiting Period for a Widow?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalam alaykum We have been told that our mother cannot go out of the house during the waiting period, nor can she be seen by anyone who is not her mahram. How true is this? Answer: Assalam alaykum, Jazakum Allah khayr for your question. Our deepest condolences to your […]

What Are the Rulings of the Waiting Period (‘Idda)? [Video]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum What are the rulings of the waiting period (‘idda)? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz […]

Is There a Waiting Period for a Male to Remarry After His Wife Has Passed Away? How Should One Deal With the Sadness Regarding This Loss?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Is there a waiting period for a male to remarry after his wife has passed away and if so, how long should he wait? Is there any advice to give him when he is feeling a strong loss and is lonely? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa […]

What Are the Rules Surrounding the Waiting Period for a Woman Whose Husband Has Passed Away?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Question: My mum is observing her waiting period at the moment after my dad passed away. She is passed the child bearing age. We have heard that she must stay at her house for four months and ten days and only venture out for the most necessary of things- e.g. relating […]

Is the Waiting Period After a Khul' Really One Menstrual Cycle?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I recently came across a post on another website that said that the period of waiting (iddah) after a khul’ is one menstrual cycle to ensure there is no pregnancy whereas for a divorce there are three. Is it possible to get this ruling according to both Hanafi and […]

When Can One Propose to a Divorcee?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: There is a girl in our community that was divorced about a month and a half ago. My family is interested for her hand in marriage for my brother. When will it be appropriate for us to initiate the talks with the girl’s family?   Answer: Wa alaikum assalam […]