Divorced woman living with her parents


1. Does a divorced woman have to go back and live with her parents i.e. is it compulsory?

2. If a woman is divorced, does she have to live under the rules of her parents?

3. If she lives separately is it haraam?

4. Would the same ruling apply if she is able to take care of herself financially? If no, then what is the ruling for a woman who can take care of herself financially?

5. Is it compulsory to get married a second time? 


1 - 4. Our Ulama encourage young widows not to be living by themselves. They must be under someone senior, such as their father, brother, etc.

5. If there is the urge and there is fear of temptation then it is compulsory.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)