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Hanafi Fiqh

Going out during iddah and maintenance

Assalamu alaikum,
My husband and I (married for 3 months before separation) separated unexpectedly in the beginning of January as HE told me to I should go and stay in my parents house. He also did not visit me at all during the separation. At the end of March, he sent me an email testifying that he had given me one talaq and his father and uncle were listed as the witnesses. He also mentioned in the email that the marriage was not consummated – which is false. He has also not given me or my family any reason for why he has given talaq and has refused all attempts at a mediation. As I am not doing my Iddah in my marital home as this isn’t possible at all, (a. He does not want anything to do with me. b. I feel unsafe in the house as his mother has consistently harassed, threatened and emotionally/verbally abused me)

My question is (1) as Ive been living in my parents house since January and my husband and I haven’t been intimate since, do I still have to stay at home and not go out at all? Ie are there any differences in my iddah? (2)if not, for what reasons can I go out? (3)Is he not supposed to be providing for me for Jan, Feb, March and my iddah period?(til end of May) Because he stopped providing for me since Jan, and did not allow me to work while we were married.
Jazakallah khairun for your time

Hanafi Fiqh

Making divorce papers

Salam, if a man has a first wife in Pakistan and is looking to marry a second one in the UK. Is it ok to make divorce documents for the first wife without the intention of actual divorce. Just for visa purposes with second wife. Intention is to keep both wives. Both women are aware of eachother and the situation. JazakAllah

Hanafi Fiqh

Conditional divorce

As-salāmu ‘alaykum
Hope you are well
I had a question about conditional divorce

The situation is, a brother with Tourette’s is married to a revert. Now at the beginning when his Tourette’s was not under control, he divorced her once. They are currently together but after the first divorce he put a condition down that if she ever drinks (alcohol) then they are over. His exact words were “if you ever drink then we’re over/we’re divorce” (he can’t remember which of the two he uttered) and his firm intention with that statement was divorce. Now recently some events have come to light and they’ve had an argument whereby she’s admitted she has drunk at least once. And other issues such as infidelity have also come to light. Now is the divorce that took place, as a result of the oath, the second divorce whereby they can redo nikah and have one last chance (raj’ee) or will it be a complete final divorce whereby the last two divorces have taken place and they can’t get back together anymore (baa’in) as he had a firm intention of divorce when making the oath??
These oaths were not written down into a contract of any form and the only people present at the time were the husband and wife in question.

Please do advise further, JazaakAllah Khairan

Hanafi Fiqh

Taking non veg capsule for obesity and question regarding my mothers iddah!

1st Issue:

I suffer from several health issues such as asthma, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnoea and a few others. Above all obesity! I was offered the weight loss operation but due to covid etc this has been delayed for over 2 years now. Now Dr’s are saying that they will have to re-refer which may be another year or 2, so as a bit of help they have prescribed me with tablets which help aid weight loss as it can be dangerous due to my sleep apnoea, however these capsules contain gelatine and are not suitable for vegetarians. Is it permissible for me to take these as there is no other option? I had asked the pharmacist for a veg option but till date apparently this has not been manufactured. I have tried many many diets but i don’t tend to keep my weight down.

2nd Issue:

I work in a different state in India but due to lockdown i came back to my hometown and lived with my parents. My father passed away 1 month ago and the community in my area force us to take part in bidah, they said that my fathers rooh does not leave the house for 40 days and during this time i have to feed many many fakeer, buy the imam new cloths and shoes, buy many utensils, footwear etc and distribute! All this is getting very disturbing for me and my mother, the community are not leaving us in peace and no matter what we say it is proving difficult to avoid these people.
My mother is 62 years old and currently in her iddat and we been advised she can not move from here till her 4 months and 10 days are over.
We need to get out of this atmosphere as it is mentally very draining and i also feel like we are committing sin.
Question: Can i move my mother to another state where my work is during her iddah? She will be fully covered and get there and will continue? Also i have planned and my application is already with the home office to come to the UK to get married, this was before my father passed away.
Question: Do you know what the 40 day rule is about? Is there such a thing?
This is getting very difficult and unbearable. Any advise would be good pls.
JazakAllah

Hanafi Fiqh

Observing the Iddah period whilst pregnant

Q. A man issued one divorce to his wife whilst she was pregnant. Then he issued a second divorce to her whilst she was pregnant. How long is her Iddah period? Is it a total of 6 Months, 3 Months for the first divorce and another 3 Months for the second divorce?