Observing iddat

Q: Please advise: my 2 sisters were both divorced and did not sit or keep Idaat. Few years later they both got married again to different partners. What is the consequences for not keeping Idaat?


A: If iddat is compulsory upon a woman and she does not observe the iddat, she will be sinful in the court of Allah Ta’ala. However despite her not sitting in iddat, if the iddat period passed, she will be able to remarry. 

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)