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Divorcing a Pregnant Wife: Iddat Duration Clarified

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I wish to know if I divorce my wife by one talaaq while she is pregnant and gives birth after one month or has a miss carriage after one month does the iddat end there or is it a minimum of three months from the day of divorce?


A: The iddat of a pregnant woman terminates upon the delivery of the child.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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