Seeing a Doctor in Iddat

Q: I would like to know if a lady is under iddah after the loss of her husband and she has to see her doctor during that time, is she allowed? A: If necessary, she will be allowed. She must spend the minimum time outside and return immediately. Moulana Yusuf Laher

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Visiting Son in Iddat

Q: During iddah (waiting period after divorce by husband or his death) is a lady’s visit to her son’s house justified or not? A. She is not allowed to leave the Iddah home during her Iddah. If a woman observing Iddah is in real danger of losing life or limb, or suffers from overwhelming fear […]

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Laws of the Iddat

Q: Could you please explain all the details pertaining to a woman in iddat (widow). How should she receive visitors including non-mehrams? A: Whether the woman is in Iddat or not, only those classified as ‘Mahram’ i.e. those who can never marry her, e.g. brother, uncle, etc. are allowed to see her. IDDAT E WAFAAT […]

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Visiting Sick Friend in Iddat

Q: If the husband passed away, is the wife allowed to go to a friend who is sick and asked her to come and visit in her iddat (waiting period)? A: A woman who is in iddat may not leave the home for any reason except when it is a matter of life and death. […]

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Travelling with Parents and Iddat

Q: My daughter is in iddat. Can she go with us (mother and father) to Durban for a few days? We spend Eid at my brother’s house. Can she come with us she will be under our supervision and can we come home after esha? A. She is not allowed to leave the Iddah home […]

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Iddat and Delayed Periods

Q: A young woman who was divorced is in her iddat. Two haidhs (menstrual periods) have passed. The third haidh is long overdue (according to her normal habit). What should she do? In the same situation if the woman is close to menopause i.e 50-52 years of age, what will she do? A: In the […]

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Divorce and Shafi Iddat

Q: My husband gave me one talaq (divorce) so I’m in iddat (waiting period). I am Shaafi and have completed 2 clean periods already. Will my iddat be over when I get my period after the third clean period? A. If she was given Talaaq in her clean period (Tuhr) and this Tuhr still had […]

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Moving in Iddat to Settle Debts

Q: If a women who is in iddat (waiting) period is in need of selling her house, to pay the debts of her deceased husband is she allowed to move during the four months and ten days in order for her to pay the debts off as soon as possible? A. If the only way […]

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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 […]

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Proposing in Iddat

Q: Is it permissible for a man whose wife is in a state of Iddat due to him having issued one talaaq (divorce), to show an interest and even propose marriage to another woman? A. It is permissible for a man to propose to another woman while his other wife is in Iddat. It is […]

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