Does nikaah terminate with talaaq or iddat?

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Q: If my husband gave me 1 revocable talaaq, Islamically – is the marriage considered to be over as soon as the iddat begins or only once the iddat is over?


A: If this is the first or second talaaq, then your husband can revoke the talaaq as long as your iddat remains. If he revokes the talaaq, your iddat will end and you will remain in his nikaah. However, if he does not revoke the talaaq and your iddat terminates, you will come out of his nikaah and thereafter he will not be able to revoke the talaaq. Nevertheless, if you both mutually wish to reunite after the iddat terminates, then a new nikaah will have to performed with a new mahr.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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