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Reckoning a Pure Period

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Assalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuh,
I do understand that the a woman’s iddah with a normal menstrual cycle is three pure periods. However, if a woman was given a revocable divorce half way through her pure period, does the other half of her pure period fall away or does she continue halfway through the third pure period?

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Wa alaykum salam wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuHu,

A partial pure period (even if only a moment) is considered as a complete pure period. Thus, if a woman’s husband divorced her during the pure period, her waiting period ends after two more intervals between menstruations finishes and a third menstruation begins.  (Tuhfat al-Muhtaj v. 8, p. 233)

And Allah knows best.

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