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Did not sit for iddah

Fatwaa ID: 420

Aslm Respected Mufti Sahib

Please could Mufti Sahib help me with this query.

What happens if a lady doesnt sit in iddat after divorce?

JazakAllah khair

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Your question is not clear. Nevertheless, here is an answer to what you may be possibly enquiring about.
The validity of the ‘iddah is not subject to its observance. It is based on the passing of its time. Hence, once the ‘iddah period elapses, it will come to an end irrespective of whether it was observed appropriately or not. If it was not observed appropriately, then the lady will be sinful.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

06/25/1444 AH – 01/18/2023 CE | AML3-3151

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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