Q: I would like to know, my friend received a talaaq from her husband but he intended it from the 9th october. From when does her iddat start? Today is the 2nd October. Sust she sit from today or from the 9th?
A: The iddat commences from the time the talaaq is issued.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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.