Separation, Death and Iddat

Q: I was seperated from my husband without talaak or divorce about 15 years ago. He has recently passed away. What are the rules for idath?

A: You were separated but not divorced, so you were still his wife You will have to undergo the Iddat of a widow, i.e. four months and ten days. 

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Checked by: Mufti Siraj Desai