Leaving one’s home during iddat

Q: I have a question regarding divorce and iddat. I was living in Quetta with my husband. Me and my husband came to Islamabad to get a divorce. I was divorced on the second September 2013. I am now living here at my parents home in Islamabad. Currently this is my second month of iddat, and there is no hope of reconciliation. One of my brothers lives in Lahore. He lives with my grandfather (dada abbu). He is getting married tomorrow. I wanted to ask if I can go to Lahore to attend my brother’s wedding. Afterall he is my mahram and I will be living in my dada abbu’s house. Am I allowed to go to my brother’s wedding in Lahore during my iddat?


A: During iddat, it is impermissible for a women to leave her home.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

( ولا تخرج معتدة رجعي وبائن ) بأي فرقة كانت على ما في الظهيرية ولو مختلعة على نفقة عدتها في الأصح اختيار أو على السكنى فيلزمها أن تكتري بيت الزوج معراج ( لو حرة ) أو أمة مبوأة ولو من فاسد ( مكلفة من بيتها أصلا ) لا ليلا ولا نهارا ولا إلى صحن دار فيها منازل لغيره ولو بإذنه لأنه حق الله تعالى (الدر المختار 3/536)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)