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A man issued a written divorce to his wife. She was aware of the divorce, but received the letter after a period of time. When will the ‘Iddah (waiting period) begin, upon receiving news of the divorce, or after reading the letter?



The ‘Iddah (waiting period) starts upon issue of the divorce, and not after reading the letter.


The above mentioned answer has been derived from the following authentic sources:

1. Al-Durr al-Mukhtār vol.3 pg.246, 520

2. Fatāwā Dārul Ulūm Deoband vol.10 pg.295


Allah alone knows best


Fatwa Dārul Ulūm Zakariyyā, vol. 4, Pg. 289


Mufti Radha-ul-Haq Saheb

Faculty of Ifta'

Darul Uloom Zakariyya

25 Muharram 1428

14 February 2007


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