Rights of a divorced woman

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by


1. What are the rights and status of a divorced woman in Islam?

2. Does she now have to stay with her parents?



1. During the period of iddat, she has the right of receiving expenditure and shelter.

2. The safer and more respectable thing is that she should not be living by herself all alone. She should live with her parents.

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


Answered by:

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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