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New Muslim woman to sit for iddah

Fatwaa ID: 835

Question:
A follow up question, if she accepts Islam alone and the marriage breaks, will she have to sit in Iddah?

Answer:
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
https://askthemufti.us/

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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