Lady separating from her husband after accepting Islam

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: A lady accepts Islam in the UK. Does she immediately have to separate from her husband and leave the house, or will there be an ‘iddah-period where she may still stay with him for some time in order to convince him to accept Islam? If so, will she be permitted to have sexual relations with him during this period?


A: She must move away from him straight away.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)