Q: I would like to know how is the iddat period of a widow calculated, on the Islamic calendar date or English, that is the four months and ten days?
A: The iddat period of a woman whose husband passes away is four (lunar) months and ten days. This law will apply to the case where the husband passed away on the 1st of the lunar month. If he passed away on the 2nd or any time during the month, the iddat will be 130 days.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)