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Iddah if the wife hasn’t been with him in long time

Fatwaa ID: 1710

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
This sister got her divorce and is asking this 👇🏻
Do u know if i have to be in iddat for 2 months considering i havent lived with him in past 2 years

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

May Allaah Ta’aala make it easy for you and grant you happiness and comfort.

Irrespective of the duration of separation between a husband and a wife, upon divorce, a woman whose marriage was consummated will have to observe the full ‘iddah. The ‘iddah of a divorcee is three menstrual cycles, not two months as assumed by the sister. Her ‘iddah has started from the time the talaaq was issued.

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

02/14/1445 AH – 08/31/2023 CE | AML1-8248

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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