Category: Menstruation
Fatwa#: 19149
Asked Country: India

Answered Date: Jan 26,2011

Title: Can a woman in 'iddah whose husband has passed away leave her house to earn money if she has no financial support?

Question

If a woman's husband has died and there is no one to to earn in her family and  she has kids as well, can she leave her house for earning during her 'iddah?

Answer

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


Yes, a woman can leave her house and take up employment if she does not have the money to support herself and her children during 'iddah. However, she should always spend the nights at her home.

If any of her relatives can support her financially during her 'iddah so that she does not have to work, then that would be a voluntary good deed worthy of considerable reward, Insha-Allah. [i] [ii] [iii]


And Allāh knows best.

Ml. Sohail Bengali
Chicago, IL (USA)

Concurred by:

Muftī Abrar Mirza
Chicago, IL (USA)

Under the Supervision of Muftī Ebrahim Desai (South Africa)

 

 آب كي مسائل أور أن كا حل، ٥/ ٤١٧ مكتبة لدهيانوي [i]

 فتاوى رحيمية، كتاب العدة: ٨/ ٤١١ دار الإشاعت [ii]

  قوله : لأن نفقتها عليها ) أي لم تسقط باختيارها ، بخلاف المختلعة كما مر وهذا ) [iii]

 بيان للفرق بين معتدة الموت ومعتدة الطلاق قال في الهداية : وأما المتوفى عنها زوجها فلأنه لا نفقة لها فتحتاج إلى الخروج نهارا لطلب المعاش وقد يمتد إلى أن يهجم الليل ولا كذلك المطلقة لأن النفقة دارة عليها من مال زوجها ا هـ قال في الفتح : والحاصل أن مدار حل خروجها بسبب قيام شغل المعيشة فيتقدر بقدره ، فمتى انقضت حاجتها لا يحل لها بعد ذلك صرف الزمان خارج بيتها

رد المحتار كتاب الطلاق، باب العدة: ٥/ ٢٢٤-٢٢٥  دار الكتب العلمية

 

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