Ex Wife Iddat:
Assalamualaikum Mufti Saheb:
I married a woman over 6 years ago and we divorced a few months afterwards (3 talaaq).
She ran away from my house back to her house 1 month after the marriage and never returned, and we agreed through mediation to a divorce. Based on what family have told me, this woman never practiced idaat: she returned to school and started working.
Is this a sin on myself? This was out of my control as she ran away from my house and never maintained contact with me 1 month after the marriage.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
We wish to outline a few points in the enquired situation:
Since you did not present a hindrance to her in observing her ‘Iddah at the required place, you will not be sinful and held accountable for your ex-wife’s actions.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Abdullah ibn Mohammed Aijaz
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.