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 when alone, then she may leave her home and stay in a safer place. (Fataawa Hindiyyah V1 P535, Aljauharatun Nayyirah V4 P310).

For reasons other than this she is not allowed to leave the Iddah home.

Allah Ta’aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked by: Mufti Siraj Desai