Can a Woman in Iddah go to the Garden?

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Fatwa ID: 03722

Answered by: Shaykh Tahsin Alam



Is a woman in iddat allowed to go out into the garden of her house?



بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



Generally speaking, a woman in ʿiddah is not allowed to leave her house at all except if there is a need for it, this includes the garden of her house.[1] This need can be both physical (e.g. needs to earn an income to survive) or mental (e.g. needs to relax her mind by going outside). When her specific need has finished, she must return to her home.



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Written by Shaykh Tahsin Alam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] Al-Mawṣulī, al-Ikhtiyār, volume 3 pg. 456


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