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Iddah (waiting period)


If a woman’s husband was paralyzed from 2 to 3 years and they didn’t have any sexual interaction/intercourse during that period. Now the husband has died and there is no chance of pregnancy as husband was not able to do so.

Should this girl follow iddah period? Can she marry thru Nikaah/ Muta within 20 to 30 days of her husband death?


Alaykum Salaam

For the widow, the idda of wafat (death) is 4 months and 10 days in the situation described, and there is no compromise in this, and Allah is all-Wise.

May Allah grant the deceased maghfirat and grant the widow sabr at this difficult time.

Kind regards

Abbas Jaffer