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Iddah duration for a revert

Nasihah (Advice): The quality a person should seek in a spouse:


The Sahabah (Radiyallahu Anhum) once asked the Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaih Wasallam) as to what is the best thing a man could have. The Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alahi Wasallam) replied: “A tongue that is engaged in the Zikr of Allah, a grateful heart and a (pious) Mu’min wife who will assist him in strengthening his Imaan.” (Tirmizi)



Question and Answer:


  1. Respected mufti sahib, A womans husband died,at that time she is a non,muslim ,immediately after that a muslim wants to marry.she is prepared to accept islaam prior to nikah.what iddah must she observe before nikah. is it three menstrual cycles or four months and ten days


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  1. It is compulsory on her to wait out the Iddah period before performing Nikah. Her Iddah will be four lunar months and ten days (130 days) as per the verse of the Qur’an which stipulates that the Iddah of a woman whose husband has passed away is four months and ten days. (Qur’an, 2: 234, Bada’i’us Sanai’i, Vol: 3, Pg: 192)



After the completion of her Iddah, she may get married to a Muslim man if she accepts Islam.



And Allah Knows Best



Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed



Mufti Moosa Salie

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