This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.

Rights of a divorced woman

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Q: 1. What are the rights and status of a divorced woman in Islam? 2. Does she now have to stay with her parents? A: 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… read more »

Marrying an adulteress

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Q: What is the interpretation of Surah Nur verses 3 and 26? A: Some explain that this was the original law which later was abrogated. Others explain that these verses are explaining the natural tendencies of such people, that an adulterer and immoral man will be inclined to marrying an adulteress and immoral woman. And… read more »


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Q: I touched a woman with lust sometime ago and I now wish to marry her daughter. Is it permissible for me to marry her daughter, or is hurmat-e-musaaharah established due to the touching? Can you explain to me, does hurmat-e-musaaharah become established by merely touching a woman with lust or is it necessary for one to… read more »