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Q: I have been divorced and got the English certificate and  the Islamic divorce certificate will be coming soon this week. I have known that I have to complete my iddah. I have been separated from my ex husband from april 2015 and applied my divorce on the June 2016. I have not seen him or slept with him. I want to say that do I still need to complete the iddah for three months or do I not have to when receiving the certificate. Can you please reply me. I am kind of confused. Because I have not been with him for more than a year.


A: If the divorce certificate you received was consented by your husband then that divorce is valid. We cannot comment on the iddat etc. as it is based on the type of divorce you were given. We will only understand this if we read the words wherein the divorce was issued.

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

Answered by:

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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