• Iddah

    Iddah (Arabic: العدة‎‎) is the prescribed waiting period a woman must observe after the death of her husband or after a divorce, during which she may not marry again. It is mandatory for every woman who has separated from her husband as a result of divorce or his death.

    The length of the Iddah varies according to a number of circumstances, the most common of which are:

    • Iddah for a widow – four months and 10 days.
    • Iddah for a divorced woman – three menstrual periods.


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