Working during iddat

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: My husband has given me papers… He wrote I divorce you Talak Talak Talak… then in one line again I divorce you… How many divorces does it count?

He isn’t giving any money… Can I work in a school during iddah as we were separated since a year?


A: Three divorces have taken place and you are no longer in his nikaah.

If your parents or siblings support you, then you should not leave your home during the iddat period. However, if there is no one to support you, then it is permissible for you to work provided you observe pardah before non mahrams and after work you should immediately return home. You should not adorn yourself or apply perfume or makeup when leaving the home.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)