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  • Marrying during Iddah Date: 15-6-2004

    I married a Christian woman and she became a Muslim from our first day of marriage. She was separated from her first husband 6 years ago, but she got the divorce from the court only one week before our marriage. It means that we married before her Idda. The question now is did we commit a sin? If so, what do we have to do as we are already married.. More

  • Responsibilities of a recent widow Date: 23-5-2004

    I know a sister whose husband passed away on Saturday. She has to go back to work to pay for the bills. What are the things that she has to do to follow the Shariah?.. More

  • Widow wants to move into new house before 4 months and 10 days have expired Date: 15-3-2004

    My father recently passed away. I know that my mother asa widow has to stay at home for 4 months and 10 days. Prior to my father's passing we were building a house and planning to move in in April (which is only 2 months after his passing). So, since the closing was after my father's passing can we still move in April or should we wait until the.. More

  • Traveling to work 6 weeks after her husband's death Date: 24-2-2004

    Would you please advice whether it is accepted to travel in a work mission after 6 weeks of my husband death, considering that this would help me in gaining some extra money? I have three children; one of them is only 11 years old and an unmarried girl, 23 years old, and a boy in his last year of graduate studies (not married yet). .. More

  • Mourning period for a widow Date: 23-2-2004

    My sister’s husband died 3 months ago. Two weeks ago, a sister informed her that she should stay in her husband’s home for two months. She does not know if that is true. As she lives in another state and has 4 kids the eldest being 7 years old and she has no relatives there. What should she do?.. More

  • Iddah of wife divorced in December 03 Date: 22-1-2004

    I am a married man. I travel to USA for work purposes. I left my wife in my original country since February 2003. On December 2003 some problem happened between me and my wife and I called her on the phone from USA and I told her you are divorced. Does my wife have any "Iddah" to wait for because I was far away from her since February 03? What.. More

  • Mut'ah of a divorced woman Date: 13-11-2003

    What's the punishment of a man who swore by Allah not to tell the secret which his wife told him about, nobody knows about it, and she told her husband as kind of truthfulness to him but he exploited the first chance of quarrel between him and his wife and told his brothers and sisters about it? In other words, he told her secret to everyone to.. More

  • A divorced woman in Iddah wants to continue her school Date: 1-11-2003

    Can a woman continue to attend her school for Islamic studies, as she is got divorced just one week ago, she is in her final year of Aalima course? Is she committing any sin continuing her school?.. More

  • As A Widow: What to Do Immediately After Completing ‘Iddah Date: 13-9-2003

    I am a Muslim widow, I have about one month to the completion of my Iddah. I want to know if there is any Islamic ruling on what to do immediately after the Iddah, whether I need to observe any special prayer. .. More

  • Staying with divorced wife for 90 days Date: 10-6-2003

    My son is divorcing his wife. Does he have to stay with her in the same house during the period of the 3 months after the divorce or can he move out while she stays till the end of the period?.. More

  • What to Do for Deceased Husband and Her Children Date: 13-4-2003

    My husband died on 7 March. What can I do for him now? What can I do for my children? .. More

  • Widow performing Hajj during her `Iddah Date: 29-1-2003

    The husband of an old woman, more than 50 years old just died, she would like to perform hajj along with her brother's two sons, although she is still within Iddah. Is it allowed?.. More

  • Purpose of Iddah Date: 12-1-2003

    The purpose of Iddah for a woman of child bearing age is to determine if she is pregnant or not. What are the reasons behind observing same period for women who are well past their child bearing age (post menopause) ?.. More

  • Divorced husband after 4 years separation Date: 10-4-2002

    I am a Sri Lankan Muslim and have been separated from my husband for nearly 4 years. I am now in the USA for the last 2 years and currently in medical education. I got my divorce one week back through the Islamic courts. Do I have to observe Iddah? If so for how long? Can I work? Can I be in a study group with my other medical male students?.. More

  • Rights of Divorced Woman on Her Husband Date: 2-4-2002

    I study in Slovakia. I am married of a Slovak Muslim girl. I want to divorce her, and she is living with her family now. I want to know what rights she has, if I divorce her, and if she refused to take these rights after divorce. Is there anything on me? .. More