Iddat of a lady who has a miscarriage

Q: I was given three talaqs through whattsapp whilst I was pregnant. I had miscarriage on the first day of the forth month (exactly 16th week), how long is my iddat? Also, if my menstruation period is different to my regular cycle, do I count it as nifas or menstruation?



1. If the limbs of the foetus were formed, then through the miscarriage your iddat has ended.

2. Regard it as nifaas.

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

والسقط إن ظهر بعض خلقه من أصبع أو ظفر أو شعر ولد فتصير به نفساء هكذا في التبيين وإن لم يظهر شيء من خلقه فلا نفاس لها فإن أمكن جعل المرئي حيضا يجعل حيضا وإلا فهو استحاضة (هندية 1/37)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)