Iddah after khula

Q: I have come across a Hadith of Tirmizi which says that the iddah of khula is one menstrual cycle.

But there have been some disputes regarding it and preferable period is three menstrual cycle.
Please clarify this difference of opinion.

If in the case of Khula being one menstrual cycle, can the lady go out and pursue her education if she wants to if after her cycle has ended?

A: The iddah is three menstrual cycles.

No, it is not permissible.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)