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Going out during iddah

Fatwaa ID: 307

Question:
Assalamualaikum waramatul lahi wabarkatuhu ya Sheikh can a mourning Muslim woman after the forty Day’s go to her place of work and attend meetings and involves in the discussion or sit and listen to the discussion without participation, also can she stop and buy orange or other things they need at home Jazakallahu khair
Clarification: yes Ustaz the first 40 forty days of the 4 months 10days
And the ruling on the mourning woman going out and attending meetings on behalf of her Department because there is no law in public service that protects or cover that waiting period as contained in the Quran

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

At the outset, there is no difference between the first forty days of the ‘iddah and the remaining days thereafter. The laws of ‘iddah are equally applicable to the first forty days and the days thereafter.
Nevertheless, a widow may go out during the day time to tend to her needs and errands. However, she must return by nightfall. When outside, she must dress simply and adhere to the laws of ‘iddah.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

06/14/1444 AH – 01/07/2023 CE | AML1-6796

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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