Death of Husband, Miscarriage and Iddat

Q: A woman was pregnant for 4-5 weeks. In between that her husband passed away. 2 weeks later she had a miscarriage. When does her iddat finish?

A. She will have to undergo the normal Iddat of a wife whose husband died, that is 4 months and 10 days. If the miscarriage took place within one hundred and twenty days of the pregnancy, her Iddat will be four months and ten days. If the miscarriage occurred at one hundred and twenty days or later then her Iddat will end with the miscarriage. (Durre Mukhtaar V1 P302).

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked by: Mufti Siraj Desai