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Proposing in Iddat

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Q: Is it permissible for a man whose wife is in a state of Iddat due to him having issued one talaaq (divorce), to show an interest and even propose marriage to another woman?

A. It is permissible for a man to propose to another woman while his other wife is in Iddat. It is not permissible for a woman undergoing her Iddat to receive or accept a proposal.

However, to ease the pain of the Talaaq that the ex-wife is undergoing, the man should refrain from Nikah negotiations with another woman until after his former wife’s Iddat has ended.

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked by: Mufti Siraj Desai

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