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What is the Iddah period for a woman who has been issued with two revocable Talaaqs?



Nasihah (Advice): The people of Jannah


Sayyiduna Haaritha Bin Wahb Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that he heard Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam saying: “Shall I tell you of the people of Paradise? They comprise of every poor humble person, and if he swears by Allah to do something, Allah will fulfil it; while the people of the fire comprise every violent, cruel and arrogant person.” (Sahih Bukhari)



Question and Answer:


  1. A woman is sitting in Iddat after her husband issued her with one revocable Talaaq. During this period, her husband gave her a second revocable Talaaq. Is it now considered two Talaaqs? Does her Iddat remain the same? Is it still a revocable Talaaq?


(Question published as received)


  1. A) If a husband issues his wife with one revocable divorce (Talaaq-e-Rajee’) and then issues a second revocable divorce during the Iddah period, the two revocable divorces issued are considered valid. The Iddah period of the first revocable divorce does not extend by the issuance of the second revocable divorce and the Iddah period remains the same.


The Iddah period of a woman that has been issued with any number of divorces is three menstrual cycles if she experiences menses or three months if she does not experience menses or until child birth if she has conceived.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best


Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

Mufti Moosa Salie


(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 

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