Restrictions in iddat


1. What are the restrictions of iddat for a women?

2. Are the restrictions of iddat same for women of both the types of iddats i.e iddat due to death of the husband and iddat due to divorce?


1. As long as the 'iddah is not completed, it is haraam to carry out the following acts:

(a) to apply perfume
(b) to scent clothing
(c) to wear jewellery
(d) to wear or suspend flowers (eg. from the hair)
(e) to apply surmah (antimony)
(f) to apply oil to the head
(g) to comb the hair
(h) to apply henna
(i) to wear beautiful clothes
(j) to wear silk, dyed or colourful clothes.

2. Yes, they are similar.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)