Fatwaa ID: 835
A follow up question, if she accepts Islam alone and the marriage breaks, will she have to sit in Iddah?
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
If a married non-Muslim woman accepts Islam and her non-Muslim husband does not accept Islam, then their marriage will be terminated and they must separate with immediate affect. She will have to observe ‘iddah first before marrying a Muslim. Her ‘iddah will be three menstrual cycles if she experiences haydh, otherwise three months.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
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