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How Should a Widow Observe Her Iddah?

How Should a Widow Observe Her `Iddah?

My relative has recently passed away. My question is this: What is his widow supposed to do? We have been told that for four months and ten days, she must wear white clothing and also that she must not put any oil in her hair. Is this an obligation under Islamic law? Jazakum Allah khayran.

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How to Cope with Husband's Sudden Death?

Salam Dear Nazia, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Indeed, your loss must be devastating and it is understandable how and why you might have the feelings that you do. Ironically perhaps, Allah indeed does love those whom He …

I Have Feelings For My Husband’s Best Friend

I Have Feelings For My Husband’s Best Friend

Answer: Salam ‘Aleikom, Thank you for writing to us. Here are some thoughts for your consideration. First, Allah Most High knows the feelings of pain and sadness you have experienced due to the loss of your husband. Enduring your grief with patience and prayer is very much in line with how Muslims are enjoined to …


Can a Widow Marry against Her Parents’ Will?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear sister, thank you for trusting us and for your question. First of all, we implore Allah Almighty to grant you ease in …

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