Assalamu Alekum Wrb,

I want to know that a widow 1st nikah will be finish after her husband died or she needs to take a qula before 2nd nikah to be perform. kindly tell me as i want to marry her.

Jazak Allah Khair

  • What is qula? All she needs is to wait until her waiting period ends. – Medi1Saif Apr 14 '17 at 7:12
  • @Medi1Saif Or if she is pregnant and her husband dies while she is pregnant then her waiting period end when she gives birth. – Armaan Apr 14 '17 at 8:23
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    @Arnaan that is included in the definition of the waiting period ('idah). – Medi1Saif Apr 14 '17 at 11:56

A widow can remarry after her husband's death and after observing a waiting period (iddah). There is no Khula or Talaq, since they are given by the husband (who is dead), nor a need for Fask from a Judge etc.

Quran 2:234 And those who are taken in death among you and leave wives behind - they, [the wives, shall] wait four months and ten [days]. And when they have fulfilled their term, then there is no blame upon you for what they do with themselves in an acceptable manner. And Allah is [fully] Acquainted with what you do.

You can not make a nikah with her during her mourning period, and you shouldn't make an explicit proposal during that period either, but you are permitted to leave a hint indirectly:

Quran 2:235 There is no blame upon you for that to which you [indirectly] allude concerning a proposal to women or for what you conceal within yourselves. Allah knows that you will have them in mind. But do not promise them secretly except for saying a proper saying. And do not determine to undertake a marriage contract until the decreed period reaches its end. And know that Allah knows what is within yourselves, so beware of Him. And know that Allah is Forgiving and Forbearing.

For details see Tafsir Ibn Kathir.

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