Leaving the home during iddat

Q: I am in iddat. My husband passed away on the 11th of October. I am above 65. My daughter has four small kids. Her husband is leaving for a week. She will be alone so can I go and stay there for a week?


A: In Shari’ah it is impermissible for a woman to leave her home during the iddat period. If you wish, you may ask them to come and stay with you.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)