Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 10 Jumada al-Ula 1444

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A revocable divorce becoming final

When does a revocable divorce become final?

Answer

A revocable divorce becomes final — in the sense that all marital relations are severed and reciprocal rights and duties such as financial support and a wife's obedience to her husband, inheritance and so forth are no longer applicable — when the wife's idda (waiting period) ends.

Expiration of the idda
- For a menopausal woman, the idda ends three months after the divorce.
- For a pregnant woman, it ends after giving birth.
- For a woman who experiences menstruation, the idda ends after three menstrual cycles according to a number of scholars or after three intervals of purity between menstruations according to others.

And God the Almighty knows best.