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Regulating a prolonged menstrual cycle during Iddah

Nasihah (Advice): A way to attract Allah’s mercy:

 

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: “Allah does not show mercy to those who do not show mercy to others.”(Bukhari)

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Question and Answer:

 

  1. I recently got divorced and I’m in Iddah. I finished my two periods but my third is taking longer than usual to come. It has now been over a month. Can I take the pill to regulate my period or will my Iddah be over because 3 months finished?

 

(Question published as received)

 

 

  1. You can take the pill to regulate your period together with consulting a doctor. You will have to wait for your 3rd menstrual cycle to complete for the termination of your Iddah as this is the law of the Qur’an with regards to menstruating women. The Iddah will not end after 3 months as this rule only applies to non-menstruating women.

 

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

 

 

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed

 

Confirmation:

Mufti Moosa Salie

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