Spending iddah in the husband’s house

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: My wife and I want to separate and need guidance as per Islamic teachings:

1. Can my wife spent her iddah period after 1 talaq in my house as we do not want to disclose our separation due to her father’s chronic illness? What are the restrictions in this case?

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2. What is the period during which we can reconcile after 1 talaq?



1. Yes.

Let her be in a totally different room in the house.

2. If you reconcile within 3 monthly courses (three haidh) then you will not have to renew the nikaah.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)