Sitting in iddat after confirming the news of the death of one's husband

Q: A woman separated from her husband since 3 years. Some how she heard the news of her husband's death when he was away from home. Should she immediately sit in iddat or should she confirm first through authentic persons if the news of death is confirmed as the parents of the husband are not giving the correct information to the woman. How long she has to wait? What is the ruling? Can she approach the Local ulema and take the divorce to proceed for iddat?

A: After verifying the information and confirming that the news is correct, she should sit in iddat.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)