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As my sister newly married last week, she wants khula from her husband. We registered a case in the Islamic shariah court due to his character not being good and some other issues. She had no sexual intercourse with him.

My question is, does she have a Iddah period even though no sexual intercourse took place?

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The following verse states that there is no iddah period if no sexual relations took place.

O You who have believed, when you marry believing women and then divorce them before you have touched them, then there is not for you any waiting period to count concerning them. So provide for them and give them a gracious release. (Qur'an 33:49)

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                                   In the name of Allah

In regard to your question that asked

Is this girl has Iddah because no sexual intercourse..

I found almost precisely a same question as it has inquired “Is it ought to be kept the Iddah in case that there wasn’t any sexual intercourse?”

The presented response is that

It is not necessary (to keep the Iddah in that case). (Ayatollah Sistani, www.sistani.org/persian )

References:

www.sistani.org

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