Iddat of a pregnant woman

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Q: I just wanted to know how the iddat period of a woman works when she is pregnant. If I divorce my wife while she is pregnant and the baby dies in her stomach but she is not aware of this is she still in iddat until the doctors deliver the baby even though the baby has died or does her iddat end the day the baby dies in her stomach even though shes was not aware and the baby is still inside her?


A: The day it was delivered.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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