Iddah For A Pregnant Widow

If an established pregnant women becomes widow, must she observe Iddat of 4 months and 10 days (or whatever it is) before marrying someone else? Her pregnancy is established beyond any doubt visibly, medically (X-rays, Ultra sound, MRI etc.). There will be no doubt that the child she will bear will be from her previous husband. The new husband knows it and is willingly to marry her. Must the widow complete her Iddat period before marrying this man?

Please do not treat the query just perfunctorily. I have given this problem lots and lots of thought. You must also think and ponder over the reasons for ordaining Iddat period, and if the reason is to establish the lineage of the child to come, then in this case it is already established. Hypothetically, the circumstances of the widow are such that there is no one to support her. She doesn't have a home to live in. No money to eat or buy medicine or sustain her. She needs immediate support and help. If she waits for 4 months and 10 days, she will die or the child inside the womb will perish, etc. etc. (Please do not quote, "everything is halal if it can save your life. That doesn't apply here in this case)

In another situation, suppose after 4 months and 10 days it becomes obvious that she is pregnant. Can she marry now immediately after completion of the Iddat period?

And my last question is. Why Iddat was not observed by early Companions? I do not want to go in to details, Khalid bin Walid marrying Laila Malik is one such case in question?

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Iddah And Provision

1. Is iddah compulsory while the wife and husband are leaving in different countries from last five months?

2. Is the obligation to provide for the ex-wife is still applicable when wife demands divorce from her husband and if she is earning?

3. Should the husband demand whatever given to wife except mehr in the above case?

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Rituals For The Widow

Could you give some direction as to the Islamic ritual on a woman after the death of her husband?

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Divorce Before Consummation Of Marriage

If a person divorces his wife without touching her, it is clear that the law of iddah and mehr change. But what about the law of divorce? I think, it stays the same: after the divorce, the man and the woman are free to marry another person immediately (as there is no iddah) and they are also free to re-marry each other. This re-marrying may be repeated two times only. Upon the third divorce, the man will not be able to re-marry the same woman until or unless she marries someone else and, unfortunately, gets divorced again. Is this understanding correct?

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Consummation Of Marriage With Minor Girls

I am confused about the iddah mentioned in Surah 65:4. Allah says: “Those in menopause among your women, for them the iddah, if you have doubt, is three months; and for those who have no courses”. Ibn Kathir says: "Allah the Exalted clarifies the waiting period of the woman in menopause. And that is the one whose menstruation has stopped due to her older age. Her iddah is three months instead of the three monthly cycles for those who menstruate, which is based upon the Ayah in (Surah Al-Baqarah). [see 2:228] The same is the rule for the young, who have not reached the years of menstruation. Their iddah is three months like those in menopause.

However, in Surah 33:49 Allah says: “O you who have attained to faith! If you marry believing women and then divorce them ere you have touched them, you have no reason to expect, and to calculate, any waiting period on their part.”
So my question is, if you have not had relations with them there is no waiting period, if they don't have a cycle (due to maturity according to Ibn Kathir) then you have to wait three months? Does this mean it is okay to have relations with prepubescent girls? Also what are you waiting for in this time if the girl doesn't get a cycle to begin with? Something doesn't add up for me and I am sure it is due to a misunderstanding on my part. I hope you can clarify this for me.
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Regarding Iddah

Could you please give some direction as to the Islamic ritual for a woman whose husband has just died, for example, the mourning period and the dress code etc.

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عدت كی پابندياں

عدت سے کیا مراد ہے ؟ اس میں عورت پر کیا پابندیاں ہوتی ہیں؟بعض لوگ بڑی عمر کی خواتین کو اس سے مستثنیٰ قرار دیتے ہیں، کیا یہ درست ہے؟

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غیر مدخولہ بیوہ کی عدت

کیا اس خاتون کے لیے بھی عدت ہے جس کا خاوند رخصتی سے پہلے فوت ہو جائے؟

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میڈیکل رپورٹ اور عدت کا تعین

آپ کے نزدیک اگر میڈیکل ٹیسٹ سے حمل کی صورت حال واضح ہوجائے تو عدت کی مدت کم ہو سکتی ہے۔ عرض یہ ہے کہ میڈیکل رپورٹ غلط بھی ہو سکتی ہے۔ چنانچہ بعد میں ہونے والے بچے کی ولدیت زیر بحث آسکتی ہے ، اس لیے نص میں بیان کردہ مدت ہی ملحوظ رکھنا درست لگتا ہے۔ اجتہاد کا دروازہ ضرور کھلا رہنا چاہیے ، لیکن اس حد تک نہیں کہ نص کے برعکس آرا قائم ہونے لگیں۔

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ستر سالہ عورت کی عدت

ایک عورت جو ستر سال کی عمر میں بیوہ ہوئی ہے ، کیا اسے بھی قرآن کے حکم کے مطابق چار ماہ دس دن عدت گزارنا ہوگی؟

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طلاق کی عدت کا آغاز

میری شادی کو چھ سال ہوئے ہیں۔ اس دوران کئی بار جھگڑے ہوئے ہیں اور میری بیوی بار بار روٹھ کر میکے جاتی رہتی ہے۔ اب بھی آٹھ ماہ سے وہ میکے میں ہے۔ اس سے پہلے بھی میں نے ایک رجعی طلاق دی تھی جس کے بعد رجوع بھی کر لیا تھا۔ اب بھی منانے کی کئی کوششیں ہوئی ہیں ، لیکن ان کی طرف سے طلاق کے بار بار اصرار پر میں نے ایک طلاق کا نوٹس بھیجا تھا۔ جس میں دس دن کے بعد دوسری طلاق واقع ہو جاتی اور تیس دن گزرنے پر تیسری طلاق واقع ہو جاتی۔ تیس دن گزرنے سے پہلے میں نے تیسری طلاق واقع ہونے کی شق ختم کردی۔ آپ یہ بتائیے کہ دوسری طلاق کب واقع ہوئی اور اس کی عدت کیا ہے؟ یہ بھی بتائیے کہ کیا اس عدت میں رجوع ہو سکتا ہے؟

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