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Iddah or iddat (العدة) is the period a woman must observe after the death of her spouse or after a divorce, during which she may not marry another man.

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Am I eligible to remarry now?

I am a 29 years old female residing in Karachi, Pakistan. I applied for Khula from my ex husband in August 2012 but before the judgement of the khula took place, he sent me a divorce deed on the 11th ...
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What is the Iddah period for an old lady?

According to Wikipedia: Iddah is, the period, three months after a divorce and four months and ten days after the death of a spouse, is calculated on the number of menses that a woman has. Iddah ...
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Engagement during iddat of a girl

If any girl is in "iddat"(iddah) and parents wants to see any person for her new marriage. Is it "Halal" to commit any girl with someone during "iddat", although marriage will be done after completion ...
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What is the ruling if a woman finds that she is pregnant during her iddah period?

What is the ruling if a woman finds that she is pregnant during her iddah period? Does the iddah continue on with the 3 months rule or does it continue until the pregnancy is complete?
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Is Iddah required if the couple has been seperate for a time before divorce?

A lady is living without her husband from last 7 months, as her husband is working abroad and she is living at her patents' home. Her husband has divorced her now. My question is regarding iddat (...
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Can an old widow in her iddat be in her sons nikah?

Assalam aleikum hazrat. i woukd like to know about my ammi jaan she is the widow of my father after his unfortunate death. As we have arranged my younger brother's nikah before the death of my ...
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Is iddah needed if the wife didn't have any physical relationship with her husband?

I did Nikah 3 years ago and my rukhsati (wedding/first sleeping time/Dukhlah) was in near future. I still lived with my parents. My husband died when I was living with my parents. We never had any ...
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If my husband takes me back, should I refund the money he gave me for the divorce?

My husband divorced me about 2 months ago. We have been discussing and he expressed the wish of taking me back. During our divorce we agreed with the sheikh of our local community that he will pay me ...
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Are women who are divorced after the consummation entitled to maintenance?

Can a woman demand maintenance from her husband if she was divorced after the consummation of the marriage? What is the view of the majority of the scholars regarding this?
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why don’t men have to mourn their dead wife while a woman has to mourn her dead husband

this is something that has been bothering me for a while and I was hoping someone could answer or educate me on this topic. when a woman's husband dies she must wait 4 months and a couple of days ...
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Iddat in hajj tour

We (me,my father,my mother) came Mecca for hajj. However my father died in Mecca. We have completed our umra. Could any one let us know about the iddat duration for my mother and other rules for iddat....
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Khula: Is there an iddah period if no sex took place?

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 ...
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Observing of Iddah, is it important in case of prisoners of war?

Verse 2:234 talks about 4 months and 10 days of Iddah if a women's husband dies. She must not re-marry during this time. And those who are taken in death among you and leave wives behind - they, ...
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the iddah of the girl who hasnt reach puberty will be in the house of his husband or father?

I need help to clear some misconception in my head specially what I understand about marriage : I read some conflicting information on the subject tell me where I am wrong -islam didnt set a marriage ...
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Should a woman who gives birth and gets divorced shortly afterwards complete her period of waiting (iddat)?

If a woman gives birth to a child but she has not had contact with her husband for 4 months during pregnancy, and 1 month after giving birth she gets divorced without a contract with him, should she ...
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Can a woman go out of her house for essential things during the iddah period after the death of her husband?

I have heard conflicting views on the subject with some saying Incase of first or second divorce, she needs her husband's permission Incase of third divorce, she is free But I'm interested to know ...
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What was the exact duration of Hazrat Safiyya (r.a.) idda?

After Hazrat Safiyya (r.a) was taken captive in the Battle of Khaybar, the Prophet manumitted her and married her. But, in accordance with the practice of istibra, he didn't consummate his marriage ...
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Was Iddah observed for the captives of Banu Mustaliq?

It was forbidden to have sex with them until they were distributed and their iddah period was over that's a long time. But this hadith clearly show they decided to have intercourse with them without ...
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How am I to face my husband after talaq before the 'Idah ends while a reconciliation is (theoretically) possible?

Two days ago my husband give me single talaq. I am still living in his house but we are avoiding each other he is not willing to ruju. what should I do ? do I immediately leave the house. leaving home ...
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Does zina in iddah spoils iddah?

I am performing iddah after getting divorce from my husband, still one month is left to complete. Due to some urgent problem I needed a man's help and to solve my issue he demanded me to do zina. I ...
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Do slaves have to undergo iddat?

When a muslim woman is divorced or widowed she has to undergo iddat before she can marry again. Prisoners of war can be turned into sex slaves, so do they also have to do iddat? If their husband was ...
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Will 2 divorces from the first marriage still count in a new marriage with the same woman?

In a case where a man has issued 2 divorces with the same woman in the first marriage and then they got together in a new relationship 1 year later, will the 2 divorces from the previous marriage ...
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What is the period of iddah after Khula?

What would be the period of Iddah for a women who took Khula after 4 years of separation from her husband in her 7 years of married life. Within these 7 years she lived 3 years with her husband and 4 ...
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My husband and I have been separated for 4 months, and he gave me divorce 2 weeks ago, do I need to observe iddah? [duplicate]

My husband and I have been separated for 4 months, after he got arrested. He was on bail and was not allowed to return to the family home. In this time I have demanded that he gives me talaaq (divorce)...
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After Khul'a: How can husband and wife reconcial -if they want to?

In case that Khul'a الخلع happened and the wife and husband have legally been separated, but want to get back together. I assume that there's no turning back (reconciliation) within the 'Iddah as it ...
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Is Iddah required if the couple has been seperate for a long time before divorce? [duplicate]

Me and my children's father lives in different country for almost a year and half and he divorced me. Do I have (العده) which is three months because we didn't meet for two years now?
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Sexual intercourse with pre-pubescent slave girls

Can anyone please explain this hadith? Is this authentic? Zaid bin Hubab narrated to us from Hammad bin Salamah, from Iyas bin Mu'awiyah, regarding a man who bought a prepubescent slave-girl, do not ...
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What breaks the iddah?

I put my wife in iddah two months ago and we had an intimate encounter last week but we did not have intercourse. I want to know if an intimate encounter without intercourse breaks the iddah or not.
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Question regarding iddah [duplicate]

I'm a orphan n I had divorce with my husband, I didn't have sexual relationship with him from past 1year is it necessary to be in iddah
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Sexting in iddah period with husband pretending to be some random different girl. Is my divorce valid?

I am sunni. We follow 3 divorce system. My husand sent me 1st divorce but i started sexting with him & shared nude images of a random different girl pretending to be her on social media platform. ...
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Khula: Iddat conditions

Assalaamu Alaykum. If a woman has not been intimate with her husband for more than six months and is seeking khula does she still need to do Iddat? If she does iddat is it, only until the completion ...
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Was iddah applicable to Saffiyah bint huayy and zainab bint Jash

Safiyyah bint huay and Zainab bint Jahsh were Prophets wives. Safiyyah's husband was killed. Did she adhere to iddah before marriage to prophet? Was Iddah applicable to her because of her parent faith ...
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What is the Iddah (waiting period) after Khula for a girl living with her parents for last one year? [duplicate]

My sister is living with my parents for last one year Jan 2014- Jan 2015. She applied for khula from her husband on September 2014. She got Khula on 27th Jan 2015. What will be her iddah period.
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Mubaaaraah divorce [duplicate]

I am separated from husband from 2017 Jan to uptonow.we had no connection between us ..and we both had mubaraah divorce last Friday..what I want to know is since We were separated on bed for 1 year ...
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