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Duration of Fasakh for Women: Dissolving Marriage

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1. If a woman applies for fasakh, what is the duration until the marriage will be disssolved?

2. Does she have to sit in iddat?



1. One is the application and one is the annulment. The faskh is subject to the officer or aalim or group that is in charge in annulling the nikaah. Once they have declared the annulment then only is the nikaah annulled.

2. Yes.

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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