Is iddah necessary after a divorce?

 

 

 

Question:

Assalam-U- Alaikum, 


I have a personal question to ask you and I need advice according to what shariah has to say, I recently had my Nikkah done, no rukhsatti, but after my nikkah there were too many disputes so unfortunately we will be ending this marriage, my question is that that I have not engaged in any sexual intercourse with him while in the nikkah, we didn't spend time in private, just this one time when we were alone, we had kissed, does iddat apply to me? I am sorry I felt very much humiliated asking this question, I couldn't speak to you in person so I thought that email would work because I would like to keep it anonymous.

 

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما

Answer:

We are sorry to hear about your disputes. May Allah make it easy for you.
 
However, if you spent any private time with your husband, and there was no obstacle between you and your husband from engaging in intercourse, then iddah will be compulsory on you.
 
Also, for this same reason it will be compulsory on your husband to pay the mahr in full and to pay for expenses during your iddah.

والله اعلم

Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala knows best.

Samir Wahid

Approved by Mufti Husain Ahmad Madani